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Nonlinear Optics: An Analytical Approach Paul Mandel

Nonlinear Optics: An Analytical Approach

Paul Mandel

Published April 26th 2010
ISBN : 9783527409235
Paperback
245 pages
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Based on the authors extensive teaching experience and lecture notes, this textbook provides a substantially analytical rather than descriptive presentation of nonlinear optics.Divided into five parts, with most chapters corresponding to a two-hourMoreBased on the authors extensive teaching experience and lecture notes, this textbook provides a substantially analytical rather than descriptive presentation of nonlinear optics.Divided into five parts, with most chapters corresponding to a two-hour lecture, the book begins with a unique account of the historical development from Kirchhoffs law for the black-body radiation to Plancks quantum hypothesis and Einsteins discovery of spontaneous emission - providing all the explicit proofs. The subsequent sections deal with matter quantization, ultrashort pulse propagation in 2-level media, cavity nonlinear optics, chi(2) and chi(3) media.For graduate and PhD students in nonlinear optics or photonics, while also representing a valuable reference for researchers in these fields.