The Principles of Nonlinear Optics


ISBN: 9788126540228

576 pages

Exclusively distributed by Ane Books 

INR 3995


A comprehensive treatment of nonlinear optics emphasizing physical concepts and the relationship between theory and experiment. Systematically describes a number of sub-topics in the field. Up to date references and numerous illustrations will help both beginners and practitioners interested in gaining a more thorough understanding of the subject.


• Introduction.

• Nonlinear Optical Susceptibilities.

• General Description of Wave Propagation in Nonlinear Media.

• Electro optical and Magnetooptical Effects.

• Optical Rectification and Optical Field-Induced Magnetization.

• Sum-Frequency Generation.

• Harmonic Generation.

• Difference Frequency Generation.

• Parametric Amplification and Oscillation.

• Stimulated Raman Scattering.

• Stimulated Light Scattering.

• Two-Photon Absorption.

• High-Resolution Nonlinear Optical Spectroscopy.

• Four-Wave Mixing.

• Four-Wave Mixing Spectroscopy.

• Optical-Field-Induced Birefringence.

• Self-Focusing.

• Multiphoton Spectroscopy.

• Detection of Rare Atoms and Molecules.

• Laser Manipulation of Particles.

• Transient Coherent Optical Effects.

• Strong Interaction of Light with Atoms.

• Infrared Multiphoton Excitation and Dissociation of Molecules.

• Laser Isotope Separation.

• Surface Nonlinear Optics.

• Nonlinear Optics in Optical Waveguides.

• Optical Breakdown.

• Nonlinear Optical Effects in Plasmas.