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This new handbook is an authoritative compilation of the physical properties of materials used in all types of lasers and optical systems. In it, scientist, author, and editor Dr. Marvin J. Weber provides extensive data tabulations and references for a range of the most important optical materials, including crystals, glasses, polymers, metals, liquids, and gases. The properties detailed in both linear and nonlinear optical properties, mechanical properties, and thermal properties together with many additional relevant special properties, such as electro-, magneto-, and elasto-optic properties. Logically organized by material properties, the presentation simplifies the process of comparing different materials with respect to their suitability for particular applications.