By Peter E. Powers, Joseph W. Haus

Fundamentals of Nonlinear Optics contains a wide spectrum of nonlinear phenomena from second-harmonic iteration to soliton formation. The large use of nonlinear optical phenomena in laboratories and advertisement units calls for familiarity with the underlying physics in addition to sensible gadget concerns. this article adopts a mixed method of research the complimentary features of nonlinear optics, allowing a basic figuring out of either a given impression and functional machine purposes.

After a evaluation bankruptcy on linear phenomena very important to nonlinear optics, the ebook tackles nonlinear phenomena with a glance on the technologically vital tactics of second-harmonic new release, sum-frequency and difference-frequency new release, and the electro-optic impact. the writer covers those approaches in massive element at either theoretical and sensible degrees because the formalisms constructed for those results hold to next subject matters, equivalent to four-wave blending, self-phase modulation, Raman scattering, Brillouin scattering, and soliton formation.

Consistently connecting concept, method, results, and functions, this introductory textual content encourages scholars to grasp key strategies and to resolve nonlinear optics problems—preparing them for extra complicated examine. besides broad difficulties on the finish of every bankruptcy, it offers normal algorithms obtainable to any medical graphical and programming package deal.

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