The Principles of Nonlinear Optics

The Principles of Nonlinear Optics

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A comprehensive treatment of nonlinear optics emphasizing physical concepts and the relationhip between theory and experiment. Systematically describes a number of sub-topics in the field. Up-to-date references and numerous illustrations will help both beginners and practitioners interested in gaining a more thorough understanding of the subject.
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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 168 x 233 x 30mm | 910g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0471430803
  • 9780471430803
  • 1,270,050

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The Wiley Classics Library consists of selected books that have become recognized classics in their respective fields. With these new unabridged and inexpensive editions, Wiley hopes to extend the life of these important works by making them available to future generations of mathematicians and scientists.
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Table of contents

Introduction. Nonlinear Optical Susceptibilities. General Description of Wave Propagation in Nonlinear Media. Electrooptical and Magnetooptical Effects. Optical Rectification and Optical Field-Induced Magnetization. Sum-Frequency Generation. Harmonic Generation. Difference Frequency Generation. Parametric Amplification and Oscillation. Stimulated Raman Scattering. Stimulated Light Scattering. Two-Photon Absorption. High-Resolution Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy. Four-Wave Mixing. Four-Wave Mixing Spectroscopy. Optical-Field-Induced Birefringence. Self-Focusing. Multiphoton Spectroscopy. Detection of Rare Atoms and Molecules. Laser Manipulation of Particles. Transient Coherent Optical Effects. Strong Interaction of Light with Atoms. Infrared Multiphoton Excitation and Dissociation of Molecules. Laser Isotope Separation. Surface Nonlinear Optics. Nonlinear Optics in Optical Waveguides. Optical Breakdown. Nonlinear Optical Effects in Plasmas. Index.
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"...provides an ideal introduction to the study and application of nonlinear optics..." ( Zentralblatt Math , Vol. 1034, No.9, 2004)
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"...provides an ideal introduction to the study and application of nonlinear optics..." (Zentralblatt Math, Vol. 1034, No.9, 2004)
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About Y. R. Shen

Yuen-Ron Shen is a professor emeritus of physics at the University of California, Berkeley, known for his work on non-linear optics. He was born in Shanghai and graduated from National Taiwan University.
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