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Nonlinear Optics, 3rd Edition by Robert W. Boyd

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Preface to the Second Edition

In the ten years since the publication of the first edition of this book, the field of nonlinear optics has continued to achieve new advances both in fundamental physics and in practical applications. Moreover, the author’s fascination with this subject has held firm over this time interval. The present work extends the treatment of the first edition by including a considerable body of additional material and by making numerous small improvements in the presentation of the material included in the first edition.

The primary differences between the first and second editions are as follows.

Two additional sections have been added to Chapter 1, which deals with the nonlinear optical susceptibility. Section 1.6 deals ...

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