Nonlinear Optics Phenomena, Materials, and Devices

ISBN-10: 1118072723

ISBN-13: 9781118072721

Edition: 2012

Authors: George I. Stegeman, Robert A. Stegeman

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This book is based on tried and tested courses taught by the author, George Stegeman, who is one of the experimental pioneers in nonlinear optics. The book starts with second order phenomena, goes on to explain the derivation of nonlinear susceptibilities, and finishes with a thorough discussion of third order nonlinear effects. Included is a simple "electron on a spring" model which helps readers begin their journey through the field of nonlinear optics.
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List price: $88.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 8/10/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 488
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

What is Nonlinear Optics and What is it Good for?
Classical Nonlinear Optics Expansion
Simple Model: Electron on a Spring and its Application to Linear Optics
Local Field Correction
Suggested Further Reading
Second-Order Phenomena
Second-Order Susceptibility and Nonlinear Coupled Wave Equations
Anharmonic Oscillator Derivation of Second-Order Susceptibilities
Input Eigenmodes, Permutation Symmetry, and Properties of x<sup>(2)</sup>
Slowly Varying Envelope Approximation
Coupled Wave Equations
Manley-Rowe Relations and Energy Conservation
Suggested Further Reading
Optimization and Limitations of Second-Order Parametric Processes
Wave-Vector Matching
Optimizing d<sup>(2)</sup><sub>eff</sub>
Numerical Examples
Suggested Further Reading
Solutions for Plane-Wave Parametric Conversion Processes
Solutions of the Type 1 SHG Coupled Wave Equations
Solutions of the Three-Wave Coupled Equations
Characteristic Lengths
Nonlinear Modes
Suggested Further Reading
Second Harmonic Generation with Finite Beams and Applications
SHG with Gaussian Beams
Unique and Performance-Enhanced Applications of Periodically Poled LiNbO<sub>3</sub> (PPLN)
Suggested Further Reading
Three-Wave Mixing, Optical Amplifiers, and Generators
Three-Wave Mixing Processes
Manley-Rowe Relations
Sum Frequency Generation
Optical Parametric Amplifiers
Optical Parametric Oscillator
Mid-Infrared Quasi-Phase Matching Parametric Devices
Selected Further Reading
x<sup>2</sup> Materials and Their Characterization
Survey of Materials
Oxide-Based Dielectric Crystals
Organic Materials
Measurement Techniques
Quantum Mechanical Model for Charge Transfer Molecular Nonlinearities
Suggested Further Reading
Nonlinear Susceptibilities
Second- and Third-Order Susceptibilities: Quantum Mechanical Formulation
Perturbation Theory of Field Interaction with Molecules
Optical Susceptibilities
x<sup>(3)</sup><sub>ijkl</sub> Symmetry Properties for Different Crystal Classes
Suggested Further Reading
Molecular Nonlinear Optics
Two-Level Model
Symmetric Molecules
Density Matrix Formalism
Two-Level Model for Asymmetric Molecules-Exact Solution
Three-Level Model for Symmetric Molecules-Exact Solution
Suggested Further Reading
Third-Order Phenomena
Kerr Nonlinear Absorption and Refraction
Nonlinear Absorption
Nonlinear Refraction
Useful NLR Formulas and Examples (Isotropic Media)
Suggested Further Reading
Condensed Matter Third-Order Nonlinearities due to Electronic Transitions
Device-Based Nonlinear Material Figures of Merit
Local Versus Nonlocal Nonlinearities in Space and Time
Survey of Nonlinear Refraction and Absorption Measurements
Electronic Nonlinearities Involving Discrete States
Overview of Semiconductor Nonlinearities
Glass Nonlinearities
Expressions for the Kerr, Raman, and Quadratic Stark Effects
Suggested Further Reading
Miscellaneous Third-Order Nonlinearities
Molecular Reorientation Effects in Liquids and Liquid Crystals
Photorefractive Nonlinearities
Nuclear (Vibrational) Contributions to n<sub>211</sub> (-w; w)
Thermo-Optic Effect
X<sup>(3)</sup> via Cascaded X<sup>(2)</sup> Nonlinear Processes: Nonlocal
Spontaneous Raman Scattering
Suggested Further Reading
Techniques for Measuring Third-Order Nonlinearities
Third Harmonic Generation
Optical Kerr Effect Measurements
Nonlinear Optical Interferometry
Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing
Suggested Further Reading
Ramifications and Applications of Nonlinear Refraction
Self-Focusing and Defocusing of Beams
Self-Phase Modulation and Spectral Broadening in Time
Solitons (Nonlinear Modes)
Optical Bistability
All-Optical Signal Processing and Switching
Suggested Further Reading
Multiwave Mixing
Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing
Degenerate Three-Wave Mixing
Nondegenerate Wave Mixing
Suggested Further Reading
Stimulated Scattering
Stimulated Raman Scattering
Stimulated Brillouin Scattering
Suggested Further Reading
Ultrafast and Ultrahigh Intensity Processes
Extended Nonlinear Wave Equation
Formalism for Ultrafast Fiber Nonlinear Optics
Examples of Nonlinear Optics in Fibers
High Harmonic Generation
Suggested Further Reading
Appendix: Units, Notation, and Physical Constants
Units of Third-Order Nonlinearity
Values of Useful Constants
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