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Quantum Recommendation on book about light-matter interaction

  1. Mar 27, 2015 #1

    I'm looking for a good book that explains light matter interaction comprehensively and specifically addresses photoluminescent materials (such as phosphor powders).

    I wanted this reference to get detailed answers to, e.g.:
    • what is the mechanism of scattering, absorption and emission in materials?
    • what factors influence these properties?
    • how do the microscopic scattering and absorption cross-sections relate to their macroscopic counterparts?
    Thank you for any suggestion you may have!
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  3. Mar 29, 2015 #2
  4. Mar 30, 2015 #3


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    Unfortunately, I don't think your suggestion deals with the topics the OP is interested in. The book by Weiner and Ho deals essentially with QED and interactions of light with atoms, not materials.
  5. Apr 1, 2015 #4
    I will check it out, thanks.

    Although I would ideally want the book to address the treatment of the interaction of light with the bulk material (or at least a connection to it), any good book that has a strong section dealing with the mechanisms of fluorescence is also appreciated.

    I'll edit my question to reflect this; thanks for pointing it out.

    EDIT: I don't seem to be able to edit thread-starting posts, unfortunately.
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