Molecular Nonlinear Optics

Materials, Physics, and Devices

Series Editor:

  • Paul Kelley, Kaminow Lightwave Technologies
  • Paul Liao, Bell Communications Research Inc.

By

  • Joseph Zyss, Centre National d'Etudes des Telecommunications, Laboratoire de Bagneux

This volume brings together contributions from world renowned researchers on molecular nonlinear optics. It takes as its impetus work done over the last five years in which newly developed optoelectronic devices havedeepened our understanding of the fundamental physics and chemistry underlying these materials. Organic materials involving thin films, polymers, and resulting devices will be emphasized.
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Audience

Device researchers, materials scientists, chemists, and graduate students in these areas with an interest in optoelectronics.

 

Book information

  • Published: October 1993
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-784450-3

Reviews

The book contains a lot of information, a rich bibliographical survey and a broad spectrum of different problems and aspects of molecular nonlinear optics while describing the most recent advances and developments. This present volume will be of invaluable help to the scientific community, and I therefore recommend it for all researchers and newcomers alike who are active in this research area.
--FRANCOIS KAJZAR, Photonics Science News



Table of Contents

Fundamentals: S. Mukamel, Many-Body Effects in Nonlinear Susceptibilities: Beyond the Local-Field Approximation. T. Kobayashi, Time-Resolved Nonlinear Spectroscopy of Conjugated Polymers. Nonlinear Optics in Molecular Media: Y.R. Shen, Quadratic Molecular Nonlinearities at the Air/Water Interface. J. Zyss, I. Ledoux, and J.-F. Nicoud, Advances in Molecular Engineering for Quadratic Nonlinear Optics. T. Kondo and R. Ito, Quadratic Nonlinear Optical Effects in Crystalline Waveguiding Structures. Nonlinear Optics in Polymeric Media: K.D. Singer and J.H. Andrews, Quadratic Nonlinear Optics in Poled Polymer Films: From Physics to Devices. M.G. Kuzyk and C. Poga, Quadratic Electrooptics of Guest-Host Polymers. H.S. Lackritz and J.M. Torkelson, Polymer Physics of Poled Polymers for Second Order Nonlinear Optics. V. Lemoine, J.P. Pocholle, P. Le Barny, and P. Robin, Integrated Optics with Nonlinear Polymers. S.Etemad, G.L. Baker, and Z.G. Soos, Third Order NLO Processes in Polydiacetylenes: Physics, Materials, and Devices. Chapter References. Subject Index.