Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear Optics

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Nonlinear Optics is an advanced textbook for courses dealing with nonlinear optics, quantum electronics, laser physics, contemporary and quantum optics, and electrooptics. Its pedagogical emphasis is on fundamentals rather than particular, transitory applications. As a result, this textbook will have lasting appeal to a wide audience of electrical engineering, physics, and optics students, as well as those in related fields such as materials science and chemistry.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 27.94mm | 839.14g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0121216802
  • 9780121216801

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"This book is a well-written and successfully tested text useful for a course on An Introduction to Nonlinear Optics. It is also a fairly self-contained book. I recommend this book for classroom adoption. As well, I also recommend it as a very useful text for those who would like to learn this subject by themselves."
"If treatises expound and textbooks explain, then Boyd's book is definitely a textbook and a very readable one, too....For its intended audience and its purpose of illuminating the fundamental concepts of nonlinear optics, this book is a glowing success."
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Table of contents

The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility. Wave Equation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions. Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility. The Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index. Optical Nonlinearities in the Two-Level Approximation. Processes Resulting from the Nonlinear Refractive Index. Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acousto-Optics. Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering. Stimulated Raman and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering. The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects. Appendices. Index.
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