This invaluable book represents a substantial body of work describing the theory of the optical properties of thin island films and rough surfaces. In both cases the feature sizes are small compared to the wavelength of light. The approach is extremely rigorous and theoretically very thorough. The reflection, transmission and absorption of light are described. Computer programs that provide exact solutions for theoretical properties of thin island films are available, and this makes the book of great practical use. The early chapters present a comprehensive theoretical framework. In this new edition a chapter on reflection from gyrotropic media has been added. Contributions due to the gyrotropic nature of the interfacial layer are discussed.
Excess Currents, Charge Densities and Field; Maxwell's Equations with Singular Fields; Reflection and Transmission; Island Films in the Low Coverage Limit; Spheroidal Island Films in the Low Coverage Limit; Island Films for a Finite Coverage; Films of Truncated Spheres for a Low Coverage; Films of Truncated Spheroids in the Low Coverage Limit; Films of Truncated Spheres or Spheroids for Finite Coverage; Stratified Layers; The Wave Equation and its General Solution; General Linear Response Theory for Surfaces; Surface Roughness; Reflection of a Gyrotropic Medium.