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Guided Wave Nonlinear Optics : Nato Science Series E: - Daniel B. Ostrowsky

Guided Wave Nonlinear Optics

Nato Science Series E:

By: Daniel B. Ostrowsky (Editor), Raymond Reinisch (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th April 1992
ISBN: 9780792317272
Number Of Pages: 660

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The object of this school, held at Cargese, Corsica (France) from August 12th to 24th 1991, was the presentation of the field of guided wave nonlinear optics in a comprehensive, coherent, and heuristic fashion. It seems appropriate that this school began with an historical introduction by Professor Nicolaas Bloembergen of Harvard, the acknowledged "father" of nonlinear optics, in general, and concluded with a round table discussion headed by Dr. Eric Spitz, the Scientific Director of a multinational electronics company interested in developing industrial applications of guided wave nonlinear optics. The lectures covered both the theoretical framework of the field and applications to basic scientific research, optical communications and technical instrumentation. Specific topics developed included materials for guided wave nonlinear optics, nonlinear interactions using integrated optical guides, nonlinear surface waves, solitons, fiber nonlinear optics, ultra-fast coupler switching as well as the related topic of fiber and integrated optical lasers and amplifiers. Lectures have also been devoted to squeezed states, chaos and strange attractors. The subjects covered by the school underlines one of the major ways in which this field has evolved over the past thirty some odd years. The path from the original experiments with materials requiring mega-watt power lasers to the recent developments in guided wave configurations using milliwatt power diode lasers is marked by the conjunction of ever improving fundamental scientific comprehension and continuing technological developments.

Nonlinear Optics: Past, Present and Future
Introduction to Nonlinear Guided Wave Optics
Squeezed States Using Parametric Processes
Second Order Nonlinear Optical Processes in KTiOPO4 Waveguides
Optical Nonlinearities of Quantum Confined Metal and Semiconductor Crystallites in Glasses
Nonlinear Magnetooptics
The Photoinduced Faraday Rotation in Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors
Organic Molecules for Guided Wave Quadratic and Cubic Optics
Modeling of Guided Wave Devices
Nonlinear Frequency Conversion in Periodically-Poled Ferroelectric Waveguides
Second Harmonic Generation in `Cerenkov Configuration'
Nd: MgO: LiNbO3 Waveguide Lasers
Erbium-doped LiNbO3 Waveguide Amplifiers and Lasers
Optical Guided Waves, Linear and Nonlinear Surface Plasmons
GaAs/GaAlAs Multiple Quantum Well Nonlinear Guided Wave Devices
Third Order Nonlinear Integrated Devices
Third Order Nonlinear Integrated Optical Resonators
Gap Solitons
Soliton Beam Propagation in Nonlinear Kerr Media
Bending and Break-Up of Light Beams by Nonlinear Interfaces: A Soliton-Based Equivalent Particle Approach
Overview of Fiber Nonlinear Optics
Introduction to Fiber Optics and Nonlinear Effects in Optical Fibers
Why are Solitons Robust in Optical Fibers?
Nonlinear Dynamics of Parametric Wave-Mixing Interactions in Optics: Instabilities and Chaos
Nonlinear Fiber Devices and Soliton Communications
Basic Physics of Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers
Fundamentals of Light Amplification in Single-Mode Fibers
Dynamic Brillouin Processes in Fibers
Index
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ISBN: 9780792317272
ISBN-10: 0792317270
Series: Nato Science Series E:
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 660
Published: 30th April 1992
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 2.47