Nonlinear Optical Parametric Processes in Liquids and Gases - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125859806, 9780323148900

Nonlinear Optical Parametric Processes in Liquids and Gases

1st Edition

Authors: John Reintjes
eBook ISBN: 9780323148900
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st May 1984
Page Count: 478
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Nonlinear Optical Parametric Processes in Liquids and Gases focuses on the parametric processes that occur in liquids and gases. This book examines the mathematical results that are intended mainly for their usefulness in quantifying the physical interpretations of the various concepts to actual systems. Comprised of six chapters, this text starts with a discussion on the nonlinear optical processes, and then explores the basis for nonlinear optical interactions. This book describes the various third-order frequency mixing processes and the basic properties of nonlinear interactions, including phase matching and resonant enhancement. Other chapters consider the processes of frequency mixing and harmonic generation that are used as illustrations of the basic principles. The final chapter explores the applications of several nonlinear optical interactions, with a focus on the use of nonlinear optical processes to control the propagation of optical waves or to obtain information about a material system. This book is intended for researchers and readers engaged in the study of university-level mathematics, electromagnetic theory, and atomic physics.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Introduction

1. Introduction

2. Optical Nonlinearities—Physical Origins

3. Mathematical Foundations

4. Properties of the Nonlinear Susceptibilities

5. Specific Nonlinear Effects

6. Calculation of Nonlinear Susceptibilities


Chapter 2 Third-Harmonic Generation and Third-Order Frequency Mixing

1. Introduction

2. Four-Wave Frequency Mixing

3. Techniques for Phase Optimization

4. Nonlinear Susceptibilities

5. Resonant Enhancement

6. Effects of Finite Laser Bandwidth

7. Conversion Efficiency

8. Experimental Results


Chapter 3 Higher-Order Processes

1. Introduction

2. Higher-Order Harmonic Generation

3. Relative Importance of Harmonic Processes of Different Order

4. Experimental and Theoretical Results


Chapter 4 Limitations on Conversion Efficiency Due to Competing Effects

1. Introduction

2. Limiting Mechanisms—General Properties

3. Properties of Competing Nonlinear Processes

4. The Effects of Competing Processes on Conversion Efficiency

5. Experimental Results


Chapter 5 Self-Action Effects and Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing

1. Introduction

2. Nonlinear Polarizations

3. Materials

4. Self-Action Effects

5. Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing


Chapter 6 Applications

1. Introduction

2. Materials Studies

3. Infrared Up-Conversion

4. Optical Bistability and Related Effects




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