Optical Properties of Diamonds
This is the most comprehensive handbook on optical properties of diamond ever written. The book does not contain lengthy discussions, instead, it is an accessible collection of data accompanied by short explanations. Much of the data presented in this book is available here for the first time in English. The text contains, in addition to the authors own views, those of other researchers – even where the two interpetations are at odds. Thus all interested students and researchers will benefit from the complete picture offered by this compilation.
From the reviews of the first edition: “The book presents in a systematical manner the experimental and theoretical data on optical properties of diamond accompanied by short explanations and models. … It will help diamond researchers to find a reference or assess the level of knowledge of a particular optical feature. … The main benefit derived from his handbook is a quick access to the most comprehensive information on all aspects of the optical properties of diamond.” (HD Bruggemann, Optik, Vol. 114 (11), 2003) “This handbook presents for the first time in English a multitude of data on the optics of diamond, which were previously published only in Russian. The author presents his own views alongside the options of other researchers.” (Materials World, Vol. 9 (9), 2001)