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Nonlinear Optics, 3rd Edition by Robert W. Boyd

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Preface to the Third Edition

It has been a great pleasure for me to have prepared the latest edition of my book on nonlinear optics. My intrigue in the subject matter of this book is as strong as it was when the first edition was published in 1992.

The principal changes present in the third edition are as follows: (1) The book has been entirely rewritten using the SI system of units. I personally prefer the elegance of the gaussian system of units, which was used in the first two editions, but I realize that most readers would prefer the SI system, and the change was made for this reason. (2) In addition, a large number of minor changes have been made throughout the text to clarify the intended meaning and to make the arguments easier to follow. ...

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