Nonlinear Optics

ISBN-10: 0123694701
ISBN-13: 9780123694706
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: Robert W. Boyd
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List price: $114.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 3/28/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

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. Fundamental issues treated in the book include the electromagnetic origin of optical phenomena, the quantum mechanical description of the optical properties of matter, the role of spatial symmetries in determining the optical response, causality and Kramers Kronig relations, and ultrafast and high intensity optical effects. The book also covers applied aspects of nonlinear optics such as harmonic generation, the operation of parametric oscillators, optical switching, photonics, materials issues in nonlinear optics, and processes such as laser damage that can restrict the use of nonlinear optics. This edition contains new material on: * Applications of harmonic generation including applications within the fields of microscopy and biophotonics * Electromagnetically induced transparency * Spectroscopy based on coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS) 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

Robert W. Boyd was born in Buffalo, New York. He received the B.S. degree in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Ph.D. degree in physics in 1977 from the University of California at Berkeley. His Ph.D. thesis was supervised by Professor Charles H. Townes and involved the use of nonlinear optical techniques in infrared detection for astronomy. Professor Boyd joined the faculty of the Institute of Optics of the University of Rochester in 1977 and since 1987 has held the position of Professor of Optics. Since July 2001 he has also held the position of the M. Parker Givens Professor of Optics. His research interests include studies of nonlinear optical interactions, studies of the nonlinear optical properties of materials, the development of photonic devices including photonic biosensors, and studies of the quantum statistical properties of nonlinear optical interactions. Professor Boyd has written two books, co-edited two anthologies, published over 200 research papers, and has been awarded five patents. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society and is the past chair of the Division of Laser Science of the American Physical Society.

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
Introduction to Nonlinear Optics
Descriptions of Nonlinear Optical Processes
Formal Definition of the Nonlinear Susceptibility
Nonlinear Susceptibility of a Classical Anharmonic Oscillator
Properties of the Nonlinear Susceptibility
Time-Domain Description of Optical Nonlinearities
Kramers-Kronig Relations in Linear and Nonlinear Optics
Problems
References
Wave-Equation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions
The Wave Equation for Nonlinear Optical Media
The Coupled-Wave Equations for Sum-Frequency Generation
Phase Matching
Quasi-Phase-Matching
The Manley-Rowe Relations
Sum-Frequency Generation
Second-Harmonic Generation
Difference-Frequency Generation and Parametric Amplification
Optical Parametric Oscillators
Nonlinear Optical Interactions with Focused Gaussian Beams
Nonlinear Optics at an Interface
Problems
References
Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
Introduction
Schrodinger Calculation of Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
Density Matrix Formulation of Quantum Mechanics
Perturbation Solution of the Density Matrix Equation of Motion
Density Matrix Calculation of the Linear Susceptibility
Density Matrix Calculation of the Second-Order Susceptibility
Density Matrix Calculation of the Third-Order Susceptibility
Electromagnetically Induced Transparency
Local-Field Corrections to the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
Problems
References
The Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index
Descriptions of the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index
Tensor Nature of the Third-Order Susceptibility
Nonresonant Electronic Nonlinearities
Nonlinearities Due to Molecular Orientation
Thermal Nonlinear Optical Effects
Semiconductor Nonlinearities
Concluding Remarks
References
Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Optical Response
Nonlinear Susceptibilities Calculated Using Time-Independent Perturbation Theory
Semiempirical Models of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility
Model of Boling, Glass, and Owyoung
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers
Bond-Charge Model of Nonlinear Optical Properties
Nonlinear Optics of Chiral Media
Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystals
Problems
References
Nonlinear Optics in the Two-Level Approximation
Introduction
Density Matrix Equations of Motion for a Two-Level Atom
Steady-State Response of a Two-Level Atom to a Monochromatic Field
Optical Bloch Equations
Rabi Oscillations and Dressed Atomic States
Optical Wave Mixing in Two-Level Systems
Problems
References
Processes Resulting from the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index
Self-Focusing of Light and Other Self-Action Effects
Optical Phase Conjugation
Optical Bistability and Optical Switching
Two-Beam Coupling
Pulse Propagation and Temporal Solitons
Problems
References
Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acoustooptics
Features of Spontaneous Light Scattering
Microscopic Theory of Light Scattering
Thermodynamic Theory of Scalar Light Scattering
Acoustooptics
Problems
References
Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering
Stimulated Scattering Processes
Electrostriction
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (Induced by Electrostriction)
Phase Conjugation by Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Gases
Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering
Problems
References
Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering
The Spontaneous Raman Effect
Spontaneous versus Stimulated Raman Scattering
Stimulated Raman Scattering Described by the Nonlinear Polarization
Stokes-Anti-Stokes Coupling in Stimulated Raman Scattering
Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering
Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering
Problems
References
The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects
Introduction to the Electrooptic Effect
Linear Electrooptic Effect
Electrooptic Modulators
Introduction to the Photorefractive Effect
Photorefractive Equations of Kukhtarev et al.
Two-Beam Coupling in Photorefractive Materials
Four-Wave Mixing in Photorefractive Materials
Problems
References
Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption
Introduction to Optical Damage
Avalanche-Breakdown Model
Influence of Laser Pulse Duration
Direct Photoionization
Multiphoton Absorption and Multiphoton Ionization
Problems
References
Ultrafast and Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics
Introduction
Ultrashort Pulse Propagation Equation
Interpretation of the Ultrashort-Pulse Propagation Equation
Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics
Motion of a Free Electron in a Laser Field
High-Harmonic Generation
Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Relativistic Nonlinear Optics
Nonlinear Quantum Electrodynamics
Problem
References
Appendices
The SI System of Units
Further reading
The Gaussian System of Units
Further reading
Systems of Units in Nonlinear Optics
Relationship between Intensity and Field Strength
Physical Constants
Index

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