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.

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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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