Quantum Electronics: A Treatise - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125740012, 9780323148184

Quantum Electronics: A Treatise

1st Edition

Editors: Herbert Rabin
eBook ISBN: 9780323148184
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1975
Page Count: 494
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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


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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Herbert Rabin

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