## Nonlinear OpticsNonlinear 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. * 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 ever-evolving industry * Strong emphasis on the fundamentals |

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### Contents

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Chapter 2 WaveEquation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions | 69 |

Chapter 3 QuantumMechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility | 135 |

Chapter 4 The IntensityDependent Refractive Index | 207 |

Chapter 5 Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Optical Response | 253 |

Chapter 6 Nonlinear Optics in the TwoLevel Approximation | 277 |

Chapter 7 Processes Resulting from the IntensityDependent Refractive Index | 329 |

Chapter 8 Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acoustooptics | 391 |

Chapter 9 Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering | 429 |

Chapter 10 Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated RayleighWing Scattering | 473 |

Chapter 11 The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects | 511 |

Chapter 12 Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption | 543 |

Chapter 13 Ultrafast and IntenseField Nonlinear Optics | 561 |

Appendices | 589 |

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