1st Edition

Nonlinear Optics Theory, Numerical Modeling, and Applications

Edited By Partha P. Banerjee Copyright 2003

    Nonlinear Optics probes in great depth quadratic and cubic nonlinearities, photorefractive nonlinear optics, the nonlinear optical properties of nematic liquid crystals, and photonic bandgap structures. This reference places core physical principles and theoretical concepts in dialogue with contemporary applications and research and presents

    Review of linear wave propagation; origin of optical nonlinearity; second harmonic generation; self-refraction of optical beams; optical bistability; optical phase conjugation; stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering; solitions in optical fibres;photorefractive nonlinear optics; nonlinear optical properties of nematic liquid crystals; self-organization in nonlinear optical systems; nonlinear optics of photonic bandgap structures.