Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Applications in Information Technology

  • A. Miller
  • K. R. Welford
  • B. Daino

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 289)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christos Flytzanis
    Pages 1-74
  3. N. J. Doran
    Pages 75-102
  4. R. Ferreira, G. Bastard
    Pages 207-254
  5. David A. B. Miller
    Pages 255-284
  6. George Stegeman, Patrick Likamwa
    Pages 285-320
  7. B. S. Wherrett
    Pages 321-361
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 363-367

About this book


Nonlinear Optical Materials and Devices for Applications in Information Technology takes the reader from fundamental interactions of laser light in materials to the latest developments of digital optical information processing. The book emphasises nonlinear optical interactions in bulk and low-dimensional semiconductors, liquid crystals and optical fibres. After establishing the basic laser--material interactions in these materials, it goes on to assess applications in soliton propagation, integrated optics, smart pixel arrays and digital optical computing.


Soliton crystal information processing integrated optics laser liquid liquid crystals nonlinear optics optical computing optics refractive index semiconductor semiconductors

Editors and affiliations

  • A. Miller
    • 1
  • K. R. Welford
    • 2
  • B. Daino
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of St AndrewsUK
  2. 2.Defence Research AgencyMalvernUK
  3. 3.Fondazione Ugo BordoniRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4544-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2446-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0168-132X
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