Book description
Nonlinear optics is the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. The third edition of this textbook has been rewritten to conform to the standard SI system of units and includes comprehensively updated material on the latest developments in the field.The book introduces the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics. It focuses on the fundamental issues including the electromagnetic origin of optical phenomena, the quantum mechanical description of the optical properties of matter, the role of spatial symmetries in determining the optical response, causality and Kramers Kronig relations, and ultrafast and high intensity optical effects. The book also covers applied aspects of nonlinear optics such as harmonic generation, the operation of parametric oscillators, optical switching, photonics, materials issues in nonlinear optics, and processes such as laser damage that can restrict the use of nonlinear optics.
This edition contains new material on:
• Applications of harmonic generation including applications within the fields of microscopy and biophotonics
• Electromagnetically induced transparency
• Spectroscopy based on coherent antiStokes Raman scattering (CARS)
Nonlinear Optics appeals to a wide audience of physics, optics, and electrical engineering students, as well as to working researchers and engineers. Those in related fields, such as materials science and chemistry, will also find this book of particular interest.
* Presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics.
* Combines first rate pedagogy with a treatment of fundamental aspects of nonlinear optics
* Covers all the latest topics and technology in this everevolving industry
* Strong emphasis on the fundamentals
Table of contents
 Cover
 Title Page
 Copyright
 Dedication
 Contents
 Preface to the Third Edition
 Preface to the Second Edition
 Preface to the First Edition

Chapter 1: The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
 1.1. Introduction to Nonlinear Optics
 1.2. Descriptions of Nonlinear Optical Processes
 1.3. Formal Definition of the Nonlinear Susceptibility
 1.4. Nonlinear Susceptibility of a Classical Anharmonic Oscillator
 1.5. Properties of the Nonlinear Susceptibility
 1.6. TimeDomain Description of Optical Nonlinearities
 1.7. KramersKronig Relations in Linear and Nonlinear Optics
 Problems
 References

Chapter 2: WaveEquation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions
 2.1. The Wave Equation for Nonlinear Optical Media
 2.2. The CoupledWave Equations for SumFrequency Generation
 2.3. Phase Matching
 2.4. QuasiPhaseMatching
 2.5. The ManleyRowe Relations
 2.6. SumFrequency Generation
 2.7. SecondHarmonic Generation
 2.8. DifferenceFrequency Generation and Parametric Amplification
 2.9. Optical Parametric Oscillators
 2.10. Nonlinear Optical Interactions with Focused Gaussian Beams
 2.11. Nonlinear Optics at an Interface
 Problems
 References

Chapter 3: QuantumMechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
 3.1. Introduction
 3.2. Schrödinger Equation Calculation of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
 3.3. Density Matrix Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
 3.4. Perturbation Solution of the Density Matrix Equation of Motion
 3.5. Density Matrix Calculation of the Linear Susceptibility
 3.6. Density Matrix Calculation of the SecondOrder Susceptibility
 3.7. Density Matrix Calculation of the ThirdOrder Susceptibility
 3.8. Electromagnetically Induced Transparency
 3.9. LocalField Corrections to the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
 Problems
 References

Chapter 4: The IntensityDependent Refractive Index
 4.1. Descriptions of the IntensityDependent Refractive Index
 4.2. Tensor Nature of the ThirdOrder Susceptibility
 4.3. Nonresonant Electronic Nonlinearities
 4.4. Nonlinearities Due to Molecular Orientation
 4.5. Thermal Nonlinear Optical Effects
 4.6. Semiconductor Nonlinearities
 4.7. Concluding Remarks
 References

Chapter 5: Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Optical Response
 5.1. Nonlinear Susceptibilities Calculated Using TimeIndependent Perturbation Theory
 5.2. Semiempirical Models of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
 5.3. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers
 5.4. BondCharge Model of Nonlinear Optical Properties
 5.5. Nonlinear Optics of Chiral Media
 5.6. Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystals
 Problems
 References
 Chapter 6: Nonlinear Optics in the TwoLevel Approximation
 Chapter 7: Processes Resulting from the IntensityDependent Refractive Index
 Chapter 8: Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acoustooptics

Chapter 9: Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering
 9.1. Stimulated Scattering Processes
 9.2. Electrostriction
 9.3. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (Induced by Electrostriction)
 9.4. Phase Conjugation by Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
 9.5. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Gases
 9.6. General Theory of Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering
 Problems
 References

Chapter 10: Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated RayleighWing Scattering
 10.1. The Spontaneous Raman Effect
 10.2. Spontaneous versus Stimulated Raman Scattering
 10.3. Stimulated Raman Scattering Described by the Nonlinear Polarization
 10.4. Stokes—AntiStokes Coupling in Stimulated Raman Scattering
 10.5. Coherent AntiStokes Raman Scattering
 10.6. Stimulated RayleighWing Scattering
 Problems
 References

Chapter 11: The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects
 11.1. Introduction to the Electrooptic Effect
 11.2. Linear Electrooptic Effect
 11.3. Electrooptic Modulators
 11.4. Introduction to the Photorefractive Effect
 11.5. Photorefractive Equations of Kukhtarev et al.
 11.6. TwoBeam Coupling in Photorefractive Materials
 11.7. FourWave Mixing in Photorefractive Materials
 Problems
 References
 Chapter 12: Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption

Chapter 13: Ultrafast and IntenseField Nonlinear Optics
 13.1. Introduction
 13.2. Ultrashort Pulse Propagation Equation
 13.3. Interpretation of the UltrashortPulse Propagation Equation
 13.4. IntenseField Nonlinear Optics
 13.5. Motion of a Free Electron in a Laser Field
 13.6. HighHarmonic Generation
 13.7. Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Relativistic Nonlinear Optics
 13.8. Nonlinear Quantum Electrodynamics
 Problem
 References
 Appendices
 Index
 Instructions for online access
Product information
 Title: Nonlinear Optics, 3rd Edition
 Author(s):
 Release date: March 2008
 Publisher(s): Academic Press
 ISBN: 9780123694706
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