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1st Edition

Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers

ISBN 9780849389238
Published December 20, 1996 by CRC Press
896 Pages

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Book Description

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

Chapter 1 Introduction to Nonlinear Optics, Chapter 2 Computational Evaluation of Second-Order Optical Nonlinearities, Chapter 3 Measurement Techniques for Refractive Index and Second-Order Optical Nonlinearities, Chapter 4 Organic Materials for Second-Order Nonlinear Optics, Chapter 5 Phase-Matched Second Harmonic Generation in Organic Materials, Chapter 6 Electro-optic Effects in Molecular Crystals and Polymers, Chapter 7 High-Speed Electro-optic Modulators from Nonlinear Optical Polymers, Chapter 8 An Introduction to Photorefractive Polymers, Chapter 9 Computational Evaluation of Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities, Chapter 10 Measurement Techniques for Third-Order Optical Nonlinearities, Chapter 11 Organic Materials for Third-Order Nonlinear Optics, Chapter 12 Applications of Organic Materials in Third-Order Nonlinear Optics, Chapter 13 Organic and Metal-Containing Reverse Saturable Absorbers for Optical Limiters, Chapter 14 Applications of Nonlinear Optics to Passive Optical Limiting, Index

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Hari Singh Nalwa

Seizo Miyata


"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