Advanced Photonics with Second-order Optically Nonlinear Processes: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 24-October 3, 1997

Advanced Photonics with Second-order Optically Nonlinear Processes: Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Sozopol, Bulgaria, September 24-October 3, 1997

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The community of research workers interested in solitons and signal processing came to realize that there is more to the behaviour of crystals displaying second-order nonlinearity than creating second-harmonic sources. It turns out that there are also soliton - or, more correctly, solitary wave - solutions to the coupled equations which involve a balance between the fundamental wave and the co-propagating second-harmonic wave. Second-order nonlinearity, then, is attracting a lot of interest, both in the more traditional phase-matching requirements needed to generate second-harmonic waves very efficiently - see the drive to the blue laser or its alternatives - and in the new area of solitary waves. This volume is devoted to three main themes: solitons, quasi-phase matching, frequency conversion and parametric interactions. The material has been written by distinguished contributors and the range of topics, together with the emphasis put on them, should give the reader a depth of understanding firmly rooted in the basic material.
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  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 177.8 x 230 x 38.1mm | 929.86g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Illustr.
  • 0792353153
  • 9780792353157

Table of contents

Introduction to the Propagation of CW Radiation and Solitons in Quadratically Nonlinear Media; A.D. Boardman, et al. Plane and Guided Wave Effects and Devices via Quadratic Cascading; G. Assanto, et al. Control of Laser Light Parameters by (2): (2) Nonlinear Optical Devices; S. Saltiel, et al. Asymmetric Quantum Wells for Second-Order Optical Nonlinearities; J.M. Arnold. Experiments on Quadratic Spatial Solitons; G.I. Stegeman, et al. Diffraction Beam Interaction in Quadratic Nonlinear Media; A.P. Sukhorukov. A Lithium Niobate Quadratic Device for Wavelength Multiplexing around 1.55mm; K. Gallo, et al. Full Vector Theory of Fundamental and Second-Harmonic CW Waves; P. Bontemps, A.D. Boardman. Nonlinear Phase Shifts in a Counterpropagating Quasi-Phase-Matched Configuration; G.D. Landry, T.A. Maldonado. Generation of High Power Picosecond Pulses by Passively Mode-Locked Nd: YAG Laser Using Frequency Doubling Mirror; I.Ch. Buchvarov, et al. Collision, Fusion, and Spiralling of Interacting Solitons in a Bulk Quadratic Medium; V.V. Steblina, et al. Quadratic Ring-Shaped Solitary Waves; D. Neshev, et al. Solitary and Periodic Pulses for (2): Explicit Solutions in Abundance; D.F. Parker, E.N. Tsoy. Propagation of Ring Dark Solitary Waves in Saturable Self-Defocusing Media; E.D. Eugenieva, A.A. Dreischuh. The N-Soliton Interactions, Complex Toda Chain and Stable Propagation of NLS Soliton Trains; V.S. Gerdjikov, et al. Ray Optics Theory of Self-Matched Beams Mutual Focusing in Quadratic Nonlinear Media; A.P. Sukhorukov, L. Xin. Resonant Properties of (2) in Two-Particle Frequency Regions; K.T. Stoychev. On Parametric Coupled Solitons with High-Order Dispersion; A.A. Sukhorukov. Large Self-Phase Modulation via Simultaneous Second Harmonic Generation and Sum Frequency Mixing; K. Koynov, S. Saltiel. Pulsed Beam Self-Focusing; A.V. Churilova, A.P. Sukhorukov. Slow and Immobile Solitons in Quadratic Media; S.V. Polyakov, A.P. Sukhorukov. Fermi Resonance Nonlinear Waves and Solitons in Organic Superlattices; V.M. Agranovic, A.M. Kamchatnov. Cascaded Processes in Gyrotropy Media and Novel Electro-Optical Effect on (2) Nonlinearity; L.I. Pavlov, L.M. Kovachev. Classical and Quantum Aspects of C.W. Parametric Interaction in a Cavity; C. Fabre. Alternative Media for Cascading: Second Order Nonlinearities and Cascading in Plasma Waveguides; M. Georgieva-Grosse, A. Shivarova. Frequency Conversion with Semiconductor Heterostructures; V. Berger. Parametric Interactions in Waveguides Realized on Periodically Poled Crystals; M.P. De Micheli, et al. Rb:KTP Optical Waveguides; I. Savatinova, et al. Backward Parametric Interactions in Quasi-Phase Matched Configurations; P. Aschieri, et al. Modes of TM Field in Nonlinear Kerr Media; G. Zeglinski. Numerical Simulations of Self-Induced Plasma Smoothing of Spatially Incoherent Laser Beams; I. Ourdev, et al. (Part contents.)
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