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.
* The origin of optical nonlinearities, including dependence on the polarization of light
* A detailed treatment of the quantum theory of the nonlinear susceptibility
* An explication of dressed-atomic states of two-level atoms
* A complete development of spontaneous and stimulated light scattering
* A clear discussion of the photorefractive effect
* An introduction to applications including laser frequency modification, optical phase conjugation, optical bistability, and propagation of optical soliton
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The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
QuantumMechanical Theory of the Nonlinear
WaveEquation Description of Nonlinear
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according to Eq angle anti-Stokes applied field approximation assume Brillouin scattering calculate constant denotes density matrix described dielectric dipole effect electric field electrooptic electrostrictive elements energy equal equation of motion expression field amplitude Figure four-wave mixing frequency components function given by Eq hence illustrated in Fig incident input interaction laser laser beam Lett light scattering linear susceptibility lossless material system modulator molecular molecule nonlinear medium nonlinear optical nonlinear polarization nonlinear susceptibility nonzero Note obtain optical field optical wave oscillating parameter phase conjugation phase-matched photon photorefractive photorefractive effect Phys polarizability propagation pulse pump wave quantity Rabi frequency radiation Rayleigh scattering refractive index relation represent result right-hand side second-harmonic second-order susceptibility shown in Fig solution to Eq spatial stimulated Raman scattering Stokes wave sum-frequency summation tensor third-order susceptibility tion two-level atom vanishes wave equation wave vector wavelength xyyx