Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Nonlinear Optics of Organic Molecules and Polymers

1st Edition

By Hari Singh Nalwa, Seizo Miyata

CRC Press

896 pages

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Hardback: 9780849389238
pub: 1996-12-20
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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.


"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

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


Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Organic
SCIENCE / Physics