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Nonlinear optics

Author: Robert W Boyd
Publisher: Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3. edView all editions and formats

Presents the study of the interaction of intense laser light with matter. This book offers an introduction to the entire field of optical physics and specifically the area of nonlinear optics,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
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Material Type: Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Boyd
ISBN: 9780123694706 0123694701
OCLC Number: 254582370
Notes: Literaturangaben.
Description: XIX, 613 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: Preface to the Third EditionPreface to the Second EditionPreface to the First Edition1. The Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility 1.1. Introduction to Nonlinear Optics 1.2. Descriptions of Nonlinear Optical Processes 1.3. Formal Definition of the Nonlinear Susceptibility 1.4. Nonlinear Susceptibility of a Classical Anharmonic Oscillator 1.5. Properties of the Nonlinear Susceptibility 1.6. Time-Domain Description of Optical Nonlinearities 1.7. Kramers-Kronig Relations in Linear and Nonlinear Optics Problems References2. Wave-Equation Description of Nonlinear Optical Interactions 2.1. The Wave Equation for Nonlinear Optical Media 2.2. The Coupled-Wave Equations for Sum-Frequency Generation 2.3. Phase Matching 2.4. Quasi-Phase-Matching 2.5. The Manley-Rowe Relations 2.6. Sum-Frequency Generation 2.7. Second-Harmonic Generation 2.8. Difference-Frequency Generation and Parametric Amplification 2.9. Optical Parametric Oscillators 2.10. Nonlinear Optical Interactions with Focused Gaussian Beams 2.11. Nonlinear Optics at an Interface Problems References3. Quantum-Mechanical Theory of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility 3.1. Introduction 3.2. Schroedinger Calculation of Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility 3.3. Density Matrix Formulation of Quantum Mechanics 3.4. Perturbation Solution of the Density Matrix Equation of Motion 3.5. Density Matrix Calculation of the Linear Susceptibility 3.6. Density Matrix Calculation of the Second-Order Susceptibility 3.7. Density Matrix Calculation of the Third-Order Susceptibility 18 3.8. Electromagnetically Induced Transparency 3.9. Local-Field Corrections to the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility Problems References4. The Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index 4.1. Descriptions of the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index 4.2. Tensor Nature of the Third-Order Susceptibility 4.3. Nonresonant Electronic Nonlinearities 4.4. Nonlinearities Due to Molecular Orientation 4.5. Thermal Nonlinear Optical Effects 4.6. Semiconductor Nonlinearities 4.7. Concluding Remarks References5. Molecular Origin of the Nonlinear Optical Response 5.1. Nonlinear Susceptibilities Calculated Using Time-Independent Perturbation Theory 5.2. Semiempirical Models of the Nonlinear Optical Susceptibility Model of Boling, Glass, and Owyoung 5.3. Nonlinear Optical Properties of Conjugated Polymers 5.4. Bond-Charge Model of Nonlinear Optical Properties 5.5. Nonlinear Optics of Chiral Media 5.6. Nonlinear Optics of Liquid Crystals Problems References6. Nonlinear Optics in the Two-Level Approximation 6.1. Introduction 6.2. Density Matrix Equations of Motion for a Two-Level Atom 6.3. Steady-State Response of a Two-Level Atom to a Monochromatic Field 6.4. Optical Bloch Equations 6.5. Rabi Oscillations and Dressed Atomic States 6.6. Optical Wave Mixing in Two-Level Systems Problems References7. Processes Resulting from the Intensity-Dependent Refractive Index 7.1. Self-Focusing of Light and Other Self-Action Effects 7.2. Optical Phase Conjugation 7.3. Optical Bistability and Optical Switching 7.4. Two-Beam Coupling 7.5. Pulse Propagation and Temporal Solitons Problems References8. Spontaneous Light Scattering and Acoustooptics 8.1. Features of Spontaneous Light Scattering 8.2. Microscopic Theory of Light Scattering 8.3. Thermodynamic Theory of Scalar Light Scattering 8.4. Acoustooptics Problems References9. Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering 9.1. Stimulated Scattering Processes 9.2. Electrostriction 9.3. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (Induced by Electrostriction) 9.4. Phase Conjugation by Stimulated Brillouin Scattering 9.5. Stimulated Brillouin Scattering in Gases 9.6. Stimulated Brillouin and Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering Problems References10. Stimulated Raman Scattering and Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering 10.1. The Spontaneous Raman Effect 10.2. Spontaneous versus Stimulated Raman Scattering 10.3. Stimulated Raman Scattering Described by the Nonlinear Polarization 10.4. Stokes-Anti-Stokes Coupling in Stimulated Raman Scattering 10.5. Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering 10.6. Stimulated Rayleigh-Wing Scattering Problems References11. The Electrooptic and Photorefractive Effects 11.1. Introduction to the Electrooptic Effect 11.2. Linear Electrooptic Effect 11.3. Electrooptic Modulators 11.4. Introduction to the Photorefractive Effect 11.5. Photorefractive Equations of Kukhtarev et al. 11.6. Two-Beam Coupling in Photorefractive Materials 11.7. Four-Wave Mixing in Photorefractive Materials Problems References12. Optically Induced Damage and Multiphoton Absorption 12.1. Introduction to Optical Damage 12.2. Avalanche-Breakdown Model 12.3. Influence of Laser Pulse Duration 12.4. Direct Photoionization 12.5. Multiphoton Absorption and Multiphoton Ionization Problems References13. Ultrafast and Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics 13.1. Introduction 13.2. Ultrashort Pulse Propagation Equation 13.3. Interpretation of the Ultrashort-Pulse Propagation Equation 13.4. Intense-Field Nonlinear Optics 13.5. Motion of a Free Electron in a Laser Field 13.6. High-Harmonic Generation 13.7. Nonlinear Optics of Plasmas and Relativistic Nonlinear Optics 13.8. Nonlinear Quantum Electrodynamics Problem ReferencesAppendices A. The SI System of Units Further reading B. The Gaussian System of Units Further reading C. Systems of Units in Nonlinear Optics D. Relationship between Intensity and Field Strength E. Physical ConstantsIndex
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