Praise for the 1st Edition:
"well written and up to date…. The problem sets at the end of each chapter reinforce and enhance the material presented, and may give students confidence in handling real-world problems." ―Optics & Photonics News
"rigorous but simple description of a difficult field keeps the reader’s attention throughout…. serves perfectly for an introductory-level course." ―Physics Today
This fully revised introduction enables the reader to understand and use the basic principles related to many phenomena in nonlinear optics and provides the mathematical tools necessary to solve application-relevant problems. The book is a pedagogical guide aimed at a diverse audience including engineers, physicists, and chemists who want a tiered approach to understanding nonlinear optics. The material is augmented by numerous problems, with many requiring the reader to perform real-world calculations for a range of fields, from optical communications to remote sensing and quantum information. Analytical solutions of equations are covered in detail and numerical approaches to solving problems are explained and demonstrated. The second edition expands the earlier treatment and includes:
"an excellent book, very well organized and written. It includes a good number of problems at the end of each chapter…. I recommend this book to anyone teaching Nonlinear Optics."
—Dr. Baldemar Ibarra-Escamilla, Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica, México
"Professor Joe Haus has done a magnificent academic job of completing the second edition of this already excellent introduction…. Even in the absence of Prof Peter Powers, the main basic concepts were kept and touched up, and the revised chapters and new chapter, which brings to the nonlinear optics community and newcomers the expanding area of quantum nonlinear optics, updates the book. Great work!"
—Anderson S. L. Gomes, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil.
"This is definitely an excellent book that I will push all my students to read."
—Prof. Lei Zhou, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
"a pragmatic approach to learning the essential concepts needed for all practitioners in the field… with many realistic problems using material data and numerical algorithms to explore nonlinear phenomena. This book is destined to be very popular among students as well as with researchers in this field."
—Paras N. Prasad, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo
"This book contains fruitful discussions covering both theoretical and practical topics. It will be a very valuable reference for scientists and engineers in the optics and photonics community."
—Qihuang Gong, Cheungkong Professor of Physics and Boya Chair Professor, Peking University
"notable for its clarity, dedication to the SI system, and the fact of covering several sub-areas without falling into the trap of becoming too specialized in any one of them. It’s one of the books that I always suggest to my students. The new quantum NLO section at the end should be a valuable addition."
—Ivan Biaggio, Professor of Physics, Lehigh University
"essential for both beginners and professionals working in the field on nonlinear optics and it applications. Starting from the introduction to the concepts of nonlinear susceptibility, three-wave processes, and quasi-phase matching, the book introduces the reader to ?(2) and ?(3) devices and then more sophisticated phenomena such as solutions and the nonlinear envelope equation. Highly recommended”
—Konstantin Vodopyanov, 21st Century Scholar Endowed Chair & Professor of Optics and Physics, University of Central Florida
"The book’s principal strength, in my opinion, is the emphasis placed on developing an intuitive physical understanding underlying a range of commonly employed nonlinear optical techniques. Over 200 engaging problems reinforce this strength. The great majority of these explore pragmatic aspects associated with the operation and performance of specific devices and methods. These problems alone make the book stand out amongst its many competitors."
—Contemporary Physics (Mar 2018)
Introduction to the Nonlinear Susceptibility
Three-Wave Processes in the Small-Signal Regime
Three-Wave Mixing Beyond the Small-Signal Limit
Raman and Brillouin Scattering
Nonlinear Optics Including Diffraction and Dispersion
Quantum Nonlinear Optics
Exact Solutions to the Coupled Amplitude Equations
Optical Fibers: Slowly Varying Envelope Equations