- Debbie Prato By
- Robert Boyd
Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field.The book presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics, covering fundamental issues and applied aspects of this exciting area.Nonlinear Optics will have lasting appeal to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest.
Graduate-level courses on nonlinear optics in EE, ECE and Physics departments. Reference for practitioners of nonlinear optics.
Hardbound, 640 Pages
Published: March 2008
Imprint: Academic Press
- Chapter 1: The Nonlinear Optical SusceptibilityChapter 2: Wave Equation Description of Nonlinear Optical InteractionsChapter 3: Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical SusceptibilityChapter 4: The Intensity-Dependent Refractive IndexChapter 5: Molecular Origina of the Nonlinear Optical ResponseChapter 6: Nonlinear Optics in the Two-Level ApproximationChapter 7: Processes Resulting from the Intensity-Dependent Refractive IndexChapter 8: Spontaneous Light Scattering and AcoustoopticsChapter 9: Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh ScatteringChapter 10: Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing ScateringChapter 11: The Electrooptic and Photorefractive EffectsChapter 12: Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton AbsorptionChapter 13: Ultrafast and Intense-Field Nonlinear OpticsAppendix A: The Gaussian System of UnitsAppendix B: Systems of Units in Nonlinear OpticsAppendix C: Relationship between Intensity and Field StrengthAppendix D: Physical Constants