Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media  book cover
SAVE
$17.99
1st Edition

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media

Edited By

Shekhar Guha





ISBN 9781138071988
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
334 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations

FREE Standard Shipping
 
SAVE $17.99
was $89.95
USD $71.96

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Preview

Book Description

"This is very unique and promises to be an extremely useful guide to a host of workers in the field. They have given a generalized presentation likely to cover most if not all situations to be encountered in the laboratory, yet also highlight several specific examples that clearly illustrate the methods. They have provided an admirable contribution to the community. If someone makes their living by designing lasers, optical parametric oscillators or other devices employing nonlinear crystals, or designing experiments incorporating laser beam propagation through linear or nonlinear media, then this book will be a welcome addition to their bookshelf."
—Richard Sutherland, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, USA

Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media provides a collection of expressions, equations, formulas, and derivations used in calculating laser beam propagation through linear and nonlinear media which are useful for predicting experimental results.

The authors address light propagation in anisotropic media, oscillation directions of the electric field and displacement vectors, the walk-off angles between the Poynting and propagation vectors, and effective values of the d coefficient for biaxial, uniaxial, and isotropic crystals.

They delve into solutions of the coupled three wave mixing equations for various nonlinear optical processes, including quasi-phase matching and optical parametric oscillation, and discuss focusing effects and numerical techniques used for beam propagation analysis in nonlinear media, and phase retrieval technique. The book also includes examples of MATLAB and FORTRAN computer programs for numerical evaluations.

An ideal resource for students taking graduate level courses in nonlinear optics, Laser Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Optical Media can also be used as a reference for practicing professionals.

Table of Contents

Light Propagation in Anisotropic Crystals. Nonlinear Optical Processes. Effective d coefficient for Three-Wave mixing Processes. Nonlinear Propagation Equations and Solutions. Quasi-Phase Matching. Optical Parametric Oscillation. Numerical Beam Propagation Methods. Computer MATLAB and FORTRAN codes for calculating efficiencies of SFG Efficiency, Computer Codes for SHG Efficiency . C The Fortran Source Code for QPM-SHG Efficiency . D The Fortran Source Code for and OPO processes.

...
View More

Editor(s)

Biography

Dr. Shekhar Guha obtained his Ph.D. degree in Physics from University of

Pittsburgh and did post-doctoral work at University of Southern California.

He has been working at the Air Force Research Laboratory since 1995. His

research interests are in the field of nonlinear optical materials, especially in

the infrared.

Dr. Leonel P. Gonzalez received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electro-

Optics from the University of Dayton. He has worked in the commercial laser

industry as well as in the telecommunications field. In 2002 he returned to the

Air Force Research Laboratory and since then has been investigating nonlinear

optical materials and their applications.

Reviews

"This is very unique and promises to be an extremely useful guide to a host of workers in the field. They have given a generalized presentation likely to cover most if not all situations to be encountered in the laboratory, yet also highlight several specific examples that clearly illustrate the methods. They have provided an admirable contribution to the community. If someone makes their living by designing lasers, optical parametric oscillators or other devices employing nonlinear crystals, or designing experiments incorporating laser beam propagation through linear or nonlinear media, then this book will be a welcome addition to their bookshelf."
—Richard Sutherland, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio, USA