Lecture Notes on Nonlinear Optics
by Fredrik Jonsson
Number of pages: 168
Nonlinear optics is the discipline in physics in which the electric polarization density of the medium is studied as a nonlinear function of the electromagnetic field of the light. This course is intended as an introduction to the wide field of phenomena encountered in nonlinear optics.
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by Wim Ubachs - Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Contents: Non-linear optics: Introduction; Second harmonic generation; The optical parametric oscillator; Quantum theory of the nonlinear susceptibility; Coherent Raman Scattering in Gases; The production of vacuum ultraviolet radiation by FWM.
by Heinz-Jürgen Schmidt - University of Osnabrück
What are the physical origins of nonlinearity? We will have to give different answers depending on the case under consideration. This text aims at providing a general physical background rather than dealing with the details of the various projects.
by Sergey A. Ponomarenko - Dalhousie University
From the table of contents: Plane waves in linear optical media; Beams and pulses in linear optics; Nonlinear optics (Anharmonic oscillator model, Formal properties of nonlinear optical susceptibilities, Nonlinear wave equation approach,...).
by Karl-Peter Marzlin - University of Calgary
These notes cover the fundamentals of quantum and nonlinear optics. The foundations of quantum optics include quantization of the electromagnetic field and many-particle theories, interaction between atoms and photons, few-level models for atoms...