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Nonlinear Optics: Materials and Devices

Proceedings of the International School of Materials Science and Technology, Erice, Sicily, July 1–14, 1985

  • Christos Flytzanis
  • Jean Louis Oudar

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Nonlinear Optics in Guide Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. H. A. Haus
      Pages 2-30
    3. G. I. Stegeman, C. T. Seaton, W. M. Hetherington III, A. D. Boardman, P. Egan
      Pages 31-64
  3. Ultrafast Charge Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductors

  4. Nonlinear Optical Materials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. G. R. Meredith
      Pages 116-127
    3. J. P. Huignard, G. Roosen
      Pages 128-141
  5. Optical Bistability and Instabilities in Nonlinear Optical Devices

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About these proceedings

Introduction

The field of nonlinear optics has witnessed a tremendous evolution since its beginnings in the early sixties. Its frontiers have been extended in many direc­ tions and its techniques have intruded upon many areas of both fundamental and practical interest. The field itself has been enriched with many new phe­ nomena and concepts that have further extended its scope and strengthened its connection with other areas. As a consequence, it is becoming increasingly unrealistic to expect to cover the different facets and trends of this field in the lectures or proceed­ ings of a summer school, however advanced these may be. However much of the current progress and interest in this field springs to a large extent from the promise and expectation that highly performing all-optical devices that exploit and operate on the principles of nonlinear optics will constitute an important branch of future technology and will provide new alternatives in information processing and transmission. The conception of new devices, in general, requires an intricate and bold combination of facts and methods from most diverse fields, in order to perform functions and operations that fit into an overall technological ensemble.

Keywords

chaos crystal exciton femtosecond laser laser nonlinear optics optical devices optics semiconductor transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Christos Flytzanis
    • 1
  • Jean Louis Oudar
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire d’Optique Quantique du Centre National de la Recherche ScientifiqueEcole PolytechniquePalaiseau CedexFrance
  2. 2.C.N.E.T.BagneuxFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-47547-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-47551-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-47547-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series Online ISSN 1867-4941
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