Quantum Electronics: A Treatise

Quantum Electronics: A Treatise

1st Edition - January 1, 1975

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  • Editor: Herbert Rabin
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148184

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Quantum Electronics: A Treatise, Volume I: Nonlinear Optics, Part A deals with the theoretical and experimental aspects of the nonlinear optical susceptibilities and process. This volume is composed of two parts encompassing seven chapters. After a brief overview of the field, this book goes on discussing experimental determination of the susceptibility coefficients and numerical values for a variety of materials appearing in the nonlinear constitutive relationships. The second part describes several nonlinear optical phenomena to which these nonlinear susceptibilities give rise. The characteristics of these basic nonlinear interactions are also presented in a unified and cohesive manner. This book is of value to quantum electronics scientists, engineers, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Contributors

    Contents of Volume I, Part B

    1. General Introduction

    I. Historical Background

    II. The Present Volume

    III. Future Outlook


    Part I. Nonlinear Optical Susceptibilities

    2. Theory of Nonlinear Optical Susceptibilities

    I. Introduction

    II. Macroscopic Theory of Optical Susceptibilities

    III. Microscopic Theory of Nonlinear Susceptibilities

    IV. Conclusion. Nonlinear Spectroscopy

    Appendix 1. Perturbation Theory

    Appendix 2. Multipole Expansion

    Appendix 3. The Genkin-Mednis Approach


    3. Measurement of Nonlinear Optical Susceptibilities

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Fundamentals

    III. Second-Order Polarizabilities

    IV. Conclusion


    Part II. Nonlinear Optical Processes

    4. Two-Photon Absorption Spectroscopy

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory

    III. Experimental Apparatus

    IV. Experimental Results


    5. Stimulated Mandelstam-Brillouin Process

    I. Introduction

    II. Experimental Observation of the Stimulated Mandelstam-Brillouin Process

    III. Theory of Stimulated Mandelstam-Brillouin Process

    IV. Quantitative Experimental Studies of the Stimulated Mandelstam-Brillouin Process


    6. Spontaneous and Stimulated Parametric Processes

    I. Introduction

    II. Theory

    III. Properties of the Spontaneous Emission and Experimental Results

    IV. Applications


    7. The Stimulated Raman Process

    I. Introduction

    II. General Description of the Stimulated Raman Process

    III. Theory of Transient Stimulated Raman Scattering

    IV. Experimental Observations on the Transient Stimulated Raman Scattering



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  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1975
  • Published: January 1, 1975
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323148184

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Herbert Rabin

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