Nonlinear Optics


  • Robert Boyd, Professor of Optics and Physics, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, New York

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Seniors and graduate students in electrical engineering and physics departments.


Book information

  • Published: October 1991
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-121680-1


"This book is a well-written and successfully tested text useful for a course on An Introduction to Nonlinear Optics. It is also a fairly self-contained book. I recommend this book for classroom adoption. As well, I also recommend it as a very useful text for those who would like to learn this subject by themselves."

"If treatises expound and textbooks explain, then Boyd's book is definitely a textbook and a very readable one, too....For its intended audience and its purpose of illuminating the fundamental concepts of nonlinear optics, this book is a glowing success."

Table of Contents

The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility. Wave Equation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions. Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility. The Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index. OpticalNonlinearities in the Two-Level Approximation. Processes Resulting from the Nonlinear Refractive Index. Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acousto-Optics. Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering. Stimulated Raman and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering. The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects. Appendices. Index.