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Principles and applications of nonlinear optical materials

Author: Robert W Munn; C N Ironside
Publisher: London ; New York : Blackie Academic & Professional ; Boca Raton, Fla. : Published in the USA and Canada by CRC Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A source of information on the general features of nonlinear optics, including details of the materials available and their special characteristics. Emphasis is on the advantages offered for  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Munn; C N Ironside
ISBN: 0849371090 9780849371097 0751400858 9780751400854
OCLC Number: 25833485
Description: ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction / R. W. Munn and C. N. Ironside --
2. Nonlinear optical phenomena / R. W. Munn --
2.1. General description --
2.2. Harmonic generation --
2.3. Electro-optic effects --
2.4. Intensity-dependent refractive index --
2.5. Frequency mixing --
2.6. Units and dimensions --
3. Nonlinear optical devices / C. N. Ironside --
3.2. Devices based on second-order effects --
3.3. Devices based on third-order effects --
3.4. Conclusion --
4. Optical nonlinear effects in semiconductors / C. N. Ironside --
4.2. Linear optical properties of semiconductors --
4.3. Nonresonant third-order nonlinear optical effects --
4.4. All-optical switching devices employing optical nonlinearities in semiconductors --
4.5. Resonant optical nonlinearitics --
4.6. Low-dimensional semiconductors --
4.7. Carrier confinement --
4.8. Two-dimensional density of states --
4.9. Nonlinear optical effects in low-dimensional semiconductors --
4.10. Second-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductors --
4.11. Conclusion --
5. Nonlinear glasses / J. S. Aitchison --
5.2. Origins of the nonlinearity in glasses --
5.3. Applications of nonlinear glasses --
6. Novel nonlinear crystals / M. Ebrahimzadeh and A. I. Ferguson --
6.2. Nonlinear background --
6.3. Nonlinear materials --
7. Molecular crystals / R. T. Bailey, F. R. Cruickshank, P. J. Halfpenny, D. Pugh, J. N. Sherwood and G. S. Simpson --
7.1. Molecular polarizability and hyperpolarizability --
7.2. Unsaturated organic molecules: intramolecular charge-transfer complexes --
7.3. Measurement of molecular hyperpolarizabilities --
7.4. Nonlinear optics of the crystal lattice --
7.5. Characterization of second-order optically nonlinear organic crystals --
7.6. Typical nonlinear organic crystals --
7.7. Purification of organic nonlinear optical materials --
7.8. Crystal growth --
7.9. Structural assessment --
7.10. Organic crystals in waveguide device formats --
7.11. Conclusions --
8. Polymers / G. H. Cross --
8.1. Chemistry and general properties --
8.2. Nonlinear optical effects --
8.3. Applications --
9. Langmuir-Blodgett films / P. Hodge and N. B. McKeown --
9.1. Synthesis, characterization and properties of Langmuir-Blodgett film materials --
9.2. Nonlinear optical properties --
9.3. Future prospects.
Responsibility: edited by R.W. Munn and C.N. Ironside.

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