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 presents an introduction to the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics, covering fundamental issues and applied aspects of this exciting area.
Nonlinear Optics will have lasting appeal 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.
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Chapter 2 WaveEquation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions
Chapter 3 QuantumMechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
Chapter 4 The IntensityDependent Refractive Index
Chapter 5 Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Optical Response
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
Chapter 10 Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated RayleighWing Scattering
Chapter 11 The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects
Chapter 12 Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption
Chapter 13 Ultrafast and IntenseField Nonlinear Optics