The Optical Society of America (OSA) and SPIE – The International Society for Optical Engineering have awarded Robert Boyd with an honorable mention for the Joseph W. Goodman Book Writing Award for his work on Nonlinear Optics, 2nd edition.Nonlinear optics is essentially the study of the interaction of strong laser light with matter. It lies at the basis of the field of photonics, the use of light fields to control other light fields and to perform logical operations. Some of the topics of this book include the fundamentals and applications of optical systems based on the nonlinear interaction of light with matter. Topics to be treated include: mechanisms of optical nonlinearity, second-harmonic and sum- and difference-frequency generation, photonics and optical logic, optical self-action effects including self-focusing and optical soliton formation, optical phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin and stimulated Raman scattering, and selection criteria of nonlinear optical materials.
Key Features· Covers all the latest topics and technology in this ever-evolving area of study that forms the backbone of the major applications of optical technology· Offers first-rate instructive style making it ideal for self-study· Emphasizes the fundamentals of non-linear optics rather than focus on particular applications that are constantly changing
About the author
By Robert W. Boyd, Professor of Optics and Physics, The Institute of Optics, University of Rochester, NY, USA
Table of Contents
Preface to second editionPreface to First edition1. The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility1.1 Introduction to Nonlinear Optics1.2 Descriptions of Nonlinear Optical Interactions1.3 Formal Definition of the Nonlinear Susceptibility1.4 Nonlinear Susceptibility of a Classical Anharmonic Oscillator1.5 Properties of the Nonlinear Susceptibility1.6 Time-Domain Description of Optical Nonlinearities1.7 Kramers-Kronig Relations in Linear and Nonlinear Optics2. Wave-Equation Description of Nonlinear Optic Interactions2.1 The Wave Equation for Nonlinear Optical Media2.2 The Coupled-Wave Equations for Sum-Frequency Generation2.3 The Manley-Rowe Relations2.4 Sum-Frequency Generation2.5 Difference-Frequency Generation and Parametric Amplification2.6 Second-Harmonic Generation2.7 Phase-Matching Considerations2.8 Optical Parametric Oscillators2.9 Quasi-Phase Matching2.10 Nonlinear Optical Interactions with Focused Gaussian Beams2.11 Nonlinear Optics at an Interface3. Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility3.1 Introduction3.2 Schrodinger Equation Calculation of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility3.3 Density Matrix Formalism of Quantum Mechanics3.4 Perturbation Solution of the Density Matrix Equation of Motion3.5 Density Matrix Calculation of the Linear Susceptibility3.6 Density Matrix Calculation of the Second-Order Susceptibility3.7 Density Matrix Calculation of the Third-Order Susceptibility3.8 Local-Field Corrections to the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility4. The Intensity -Dependent Refractive Index4.1 Descriptions of the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index4.2 Tensor Nature of the Third-Order Susceptibility4.3 Nonresonant Electronic Nonlinearities4.4 Nonlinearities Due to Molecular Orientation4.5 Thermal Nonlinear Optical Effects4.6 Semiconductor Nonlinearities5. Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Response5.1 Nonlinear Susceptibilities Calculated Using Time Independent Perturbation Theory5.2 Semi-Empirical Models of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility5.3 Nonlinear Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers5.4 Bond-Charge Model of Nonlinear Optical Properties5.5 Nonlinear Optics of Chiral Media5.6 Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystals6. Nonlinear Optics in the Two-Level Approximation6.1 Introduction6.2 Density Matrix Equations of Motion for a Two-Level Atom6.3 Steady-State Response of a Two-Level Atom to a Monochromatic Field6.4 Optical Bloch Equations6.5 Rabi Oscillations and Dressed Atomic States6.6 Optical Wave Mixing in Two-Level Systems7. Processes Resulting from the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index7.1 Self-Focusing of Light and other Self-Action Effects7.2 Optical Phase Conjugation7.3 Optical Bistability and Optical Switching7.4 Two-Beam Coupling7.5 Pulse-Propagation and Temporal Solitons8. Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acousto-optics8.1 Features of Spontaneous Light Scattering8.2 Microscopic Theory of Light Scattering8.3 Thermodynamic Theory of Scalar Light Scattering8.4 Acousto-optics9. Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering9.1 Stimulated Scattering Processes9.2 Electrostriction9.3 Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (Induced by Electrostriction)9.4 Phase Conjugation by Stimulated Brillouin Scattering9.5 Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Gases9.6 General Theory of Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering10. Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering10.1 The Spontaneous Raman Effect10.2 Spontaneous versus Stimulated Raman Scattering10.3 Stimulated Raman Scattering Described by the Nonlinear Polarization10.4 Stokes-Anti-Stokes Coupling in Stimulated Raman Scattering10.5 Stimulated Ralyeigh-Wing Scattering11. The Electrooptic Photorefractive Effects11.1 Introduction to the Electrooptic Effect11.2 Linear Electrooptic Effect11.3 Electrooptic Modulators11.4 Introduction to the Photorefractive Effect11.5 Photorefractive Equations of Kukhtarev et al.11.6 Two-Beam Coupling in Photorefractive Materials11.7 Four-Wave Mixing in Photorefractive Materials12. Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption12.1 Introduction to Optical Damage12.2 Avalanche Breakdown Model12.3 Influence of Laser Pulse Duration12.4 Direct Photoionization 12.5 Multiphoton Absorption and Multiphoton Ionization13. Ultrafast and Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics13.1 Introduction13.2 Ultrashort Pulse Propagation Equation13.3 Interpretation of the Ultrashort Pulse Propagation Equation13.4 Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics13.5 Motion of a Free Electron in a Laser Field13.6 High-Harmonic Generation13.7 Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Relativistic Nonlinear Optics13.8 Nonlinear Quantum ElectrodynamicsAppendix A - The Gaussian System of UnitsAppendix B - Systems of Units in Nonlinear OpticsAppendix C - Relationship between Intensity and Field StrengthAppendix D - Physical Constants
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