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Beam Shaping and Control with Nonlinear Optics

  • F. Kajzar
  • R. Reinisch

Part of the NATO Science Series: B: book series (NSSB, volume 369)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. François Kajzar, Jean - Michel Nunzi
    Pages 101-132
  3. V. M. Agranovich, A. M. Kamchatnov, H. Benisty, C. Weisbuch
    Pages 133-147
  4. A D Boardman, P Bontemps, T Koutoupes, K Xie
    Pages 183-228
  5. Lluís Torner
    Pages 229-258
  6. Mordechai Segev, Bruno Crosignani, Paolo. Di Porto, Ming-feng Shih, Zhigang Chen, Matthew Mitchell et al.
    Pages 259-290
  7. A. E. Kaplan, S. F. Straub, P. L. Shkolnikov
    Pages 291-317
  8. R. Reinisch
    Pages 319-340
  9. Gaetano Assanto
    Pages 341-374
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 465-475

About this book

Introduction

The field of nonlinear optics, which has undergone a very rapid development since the discovery of lasers in the early sixties, continues to be an active and rapidly developing - search area. The interest is mainly due to the potential applications of nonlinear optics: - rectly in telecommunications for high rate data transmission, image processing and recognition or indirectly from the possibility of obtaining large wavelength range tuneable lasers for applications in industry, medicine, biology, data storage and retrieval, etc. New phenomena and materials continue to appear regularly, renewing the field. This has proven to be especially true over the last five years. New materials such as organics have been developed with very large second- and third-order nonlinear optical responses. Imp- tant developments in the areas of photorefractivity, all optical phenomena, frequency conv- sion and electro-optics have been observed. In parallel, a number of new phenomena have been reported, some of them challenging the previously held concepts. For example, solitons based on second-order nonlinearities have been observed in photorefractive materials and frequency doubling crystals, destroying the perception that third order nonlinearities are - quired for their generation and propagation. New ways of creating and manipulating nonl- ear optical materials have been developed. An example is the creation of highly nonlinear (second-order active) polymers by static electric field, photo-assisted or all-optical poling. Nonlinear optics involves, by definition, the product of electromagnetic fields. As a con- quence, it leads to the beam control.

Keywords

Phase communication crystal optics polymer polymers telecommunications

Editors and affiliations

  • F. Kajzar
    • 1
  • R. Reinisch
    • 2
  1. 1.Commissariat a l’Energie AtomiqueGif-sur-YvetteFrance
  2. 2.Institut National Polytechnique de GrenobleGrenobleFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b117080
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-45902-3
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-47079-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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