The field of nonlinear optics emerged three decades ago with the development of the first operating laser and the demonstration of frequency doubling phenomena. These milestone discoveries not only generated much interest in laser science, but also set the stage for future work on nonlinear optics. This book presents an excellent overview of the exciting new advances in nonlinear optical (NLO) materials and their applications in emerging photonics technologies. It is the first reference source available to cover every NLO material published through 1995. All theoretical approaches, measurement techniques, materials, technologies, and applications are covered.
With more than 1,800 bibliographic citations, 324 figures, 218 tables, and 812 equations, this book is an invaluable reference source for graduate and undergraduate students, researchers, scientists and engineers working in academia and industries in chemistry, solid-state physics, materials science, optical and polymer engineering, and computational science.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Nonlinear Optics, Y.Z. Yu, K.Y. Wong, and A.F. Garito
Computational Evaluation of Second-Order Optical Nonlinearities, J.O. Morley and D. Pugh
Measurement Techniques of Refractive Indices and Second-Order Optical Nonlinearities, T. Watanabe, H. Singh Nalwa, and S. Miyata
Organic Materials for Second-Order Nonlinear Optics, H. Singh Nalwa, T. Watanabe, and S. Miyata
Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generation in Organic Materials, T. Watanabe, H. Singh Nalwa, and S. Miyata
Electro-Optic Effects in Organic Molecules and Polymers, Ch. Bosshard and P. Gunter
Nonlinear Optical Polymers and High-Speed Electro-Optic Modulators, C.-C. Teng
An Introduction to Photorefractive Polymers, B. Keppelen, K. Meerholz, and N. Peyghambarian
Computational Evaluation of Third-Order Optical Nonlinearity, H. Singh Nalwa
Measurements Techniques for Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities, H. Singh Nalwa
Organic Materials for Third-Order Nonlinear Optics, H. Singh Nalwa
Applications of Organic Materials in Third-Order Nonlinear Optics, G.I. Stegeman
Organic and Metal-Containing Reverse Saturable Absorbers for Optical Limiting, J.W. Perry
Applications of Nonlinear Optics to Passive Optical Limiting, E.W. Van Stryland, D.J. Hagan, T. Xia, and A.A. Said
Hari Singh Nalwa
"This book gives a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the very active field of organic nonlinear optics. It contains a valuable collection of tables, figures and formulas. It should serve as a standard reference for physicists, chemists and optical engineers who are active participants in this rapidly progressing field of endeavor."
-N. Bloembergen, Professor Emeritus, Division of Applied Sciences and Department of Physics, Harvard University; and Recipient of the Nobel Prize in Nonlinear Optics
"...An invaluable source of information for all involved in one way or another in this field, as researchers, scientists, engineers, or students, in university or industry...This book has everything it takes to become a classic in the field."
- Michael Canva, CREOL, IOTA, in Polymer News