This monograph outlines the basic theory of optical parametric processes and presents discussions on materials and practical device considerations. It emphasizes on optical parametric oscillators and mainly focuses on the three-photon parametric process.
1. Introduction 2. Classical Theory of Optical Parametric Amplification 3. Quantum Theory of Optical Parametric Processes 4. Optical Parametric Oscillators 5. Materials, Properties and Characterization 6. Examples of Practical Optical Parametric Oscillators and Amplifiers