1st Edition

Susceptibility Tensors for Nonlinear Optics




ISBN 9780750302531
Published January 1, 1995 by CRC Press
492 Pages

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Book Description

Susceptibility Tensors for Nonlinear Optics is a unique and invaluable reference book with accompanying software. Starting from basic principles, the book presents a detailed introduction to the concept of optical susceptibilities of crystalline media. Substantial appendices include useful tables of third-, fourth-, and fifth-rank susceptibility tensors for major nonlinear optical effects. Integral to the book is an entirely original TURBO RANK software package (compatible with PCs running MS-DOS and Windows) that allows the calculation of the symmetry of material tensors up to seventh rank, effectively superseding conventional reference tables of high rank tensors. This package is also useful for scientists working in solid state physics, crystallography, acoustics, and materials engineering.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

TURBO-RANK PACKAGE

INTRODUCTION TO THE THEORY OF NONLINEAR SUSCEPTIBILITIES
Optical response of the medium
Various forms of the constitutive equation
Nonlinear optical response
Absorptionless media
Tensors of nonlinear optical susceptibilities

PROPERTIES OF THE TENSORS OF LOCAL AND NONLOCAL OPTICAL RESPONSE
Linear optical susceptibilities
Quadratic optical susceptibilities
Cubic optical susceptibilities
Higher-order nonlinear susceptibilities
Selected results of quantum theory

PRINCIPLES OF CALCULATION OF SYMMETRY PROPERTIES OF HIGH-RANK MATERIAL TENSORS
Material tensors
Basic concepts
Crystal symmetry classes and natural system of coordinates
Equations of invariance of material tensors
Method of direct inspection and its algorithmization
Method of cyclic coordinates and its algorithmization

IMPLICIT CONSTITUTIVE EQUATIONS
Optical response and causality principle
Implicit constitutive equations in oscillator models

APPENDICES
Susceptibility tensors for principal nonlinear optical processes
Units for optical susceptibilities
Principle of symmetry of kinetic coefficients and optical susceptibilities Material tensors for isotropic media
Tables of third-, fourth- and fifth-rank tensors

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"The book and especially the easily usable TURBO RANK are of great value for scientists and students interested in symmetry properties of physical effects in solid state physics and material science."
-Crystal Research and Technology