This book covers linear and nonlinear optics as well as optical spectroscopy at solid surfaces and at interfaces between a solid and a liquid or gas. The authors give a concise introduction to the physics of surfaces and interfaces. They discuss in detail physical properties of solid surfaces and of their interfaces to liquids and gases and provide the theoretical background for understanding various optical techniques. The major part of the book is dedicated to a broad review on optical techniques and topical applications such as infrared and optical spectroscopy or optical microscopy. Discussions of nonlinear optics, but also nano-optics and local spectroscopy complement this self-contained work. Helpful features include about 50 problems with solutions, a glossary and a thoroughly elaborated list of topical references. The book is suited as a text for graduate students but also for scientists working in physics, chemistry, materials or life sciences who look for an expert introduction to surface optical aspects of their studies.
"Dieses Buch behandelt die lineare und nonlineare Optik wie auch die optische Spektroskopie an festen Oberflächen und an den Schnittstellen zwischen festen, flüssigen und gasförmigen Zuständen." HTM - Zeitschrift für Werkstoffe, Wärmebehandlung, Fertigung "Overall, this easy-to-read book provides an excellent introduction to the characterization of surfaces and interfaces by optical spectroscopy techniques. It is a remarkable source of information for graduate students and scientists seeking for a general overview of this particular field of surface science." ChemPhysChem
Vladimir G. Bordo received a Ph.D. degree in theoretical and mathematical physics from Leningrad State University, Leningrad, USSR, and the Doctor of Sciences degree in laser physics from the General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and 2002, respectively. Since 1985, he spent two years as a Research Associate at Vavilov State Optical Institute, Leningrad. In 1987, he joined the General Physics Institute, Moscow, where he has been a Leading Research Associate at the Natural Sciences Center since 2002. He was also a visiting professor at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, in 2000 and 2004. Horst-Günter Rubahn received his Ph.D. and habilitation degrees from Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany, in 1988 and 1998, respectively. He was a postdoctoral student at Stanford University, Stanford, CA, and at the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Germany. He was also with the Max-Planck-Institut für Strömungsforschung, Göttingen, Germany. He was a visiting Professor at the University of Toulouse 1999 and an Associate Professor at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, from 1999 until 2004. Since 2004 he has been a full professor at SDU.