Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear Optics

4th Edition - March 30, 2020

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  • Author: Robert Boyd
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323850575
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110027
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110034

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Nonlinear Optics, Fourth Edition, is a tutorial-based introduction to nonlinear optics that is suitable for graduate-level courses in electrical and electronic engineering, and for electronic and computer engineering departments, physics departments, and as a reference for industry practitioners of nonlinear optics. It will appeal to a wide audience of optics, physics and electrical and electronic engineering students, as well as practitioners in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry.

Key Features

  • Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics
  • Combines first-rate pedagogy with a treatment of the fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics
  • Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving industry
  • Contains a strong emphasis on fundamentals


Postgraduate students and researchers in optics and photonics in electrical and electronic engineering and physics

Table of Contents

  • 1. The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
    2. Wave-Equation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions
    3. Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
    4. The Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index
    5. Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Optical Response
    6. Nonlinear Optics in the Two-Level Approximation
    7. Processes Resulting from the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index
    8. Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acoustooptics
    9. Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering
    10. Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering
    11. The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects
    12. Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption
    13. Ultrafast and Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics
    14. Nonlinear Optics of Plasmonic Systems

Product details

  • No. of pages: 634
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: March 30, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323850575
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110027
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110034

About the Author

Robert Boyd

Robert W. Boyd was born in Buffalo, New York. He received the B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ph.D. degree in physics in 1977 from the University of California at Berkeley. His Ph.D. thesis was supervised by Professor Charles H. Townes and involved the use of nonlinear optical techniques in infrared detection for astronomy. Professor Boyd joined the faculty of the Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester in 1977 and since 1987 has held the position of Professor of Optics. Since July 2001 he has also held the position of the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics. His research interests include studies of nonlinear optical interactions, studies of the nonlinear optical properties of materials, the development of photonic devices including photonic biosensors, and studies of the quantum statistical properties of nonlinear optical interactions. Professor Boyd has written two books, co-edited two anthologies, published over 200 research papers, and has been awarded five patents. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society and is the past chair of the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Optics and Physics, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA

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