Resonant Nonlinear Interactions of Light with Matter

  • Valerii S. Butylkin
  • Yury G. Khronopulo
  • Alexander E. Kaplan
  • Evsei I. Yakubovich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 1-26
  3. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 27-62
  4. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 63-110
  5. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 111-131
  6. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 132-151
  7. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 152-205
  8. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 206-269
  9. Valerii S. Butylkin, Yury G. Khronopulo, Alexander E. Kaplan, Evsei I. Yakubovich
    Pages 270-326
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 327-342

About this book

Introduction

This book is devoted primarily to the various kinds of resonant nonlinear in­ teractions of light with two-level (or, in many cases, multilevel) systems. The interactions can involve one-photon as well as multiphoton processes in which some combinations of frequencies of participating photons are close to tran­ sitions of atoms or molecules (e.g., we consider stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) as a resonant interaction). This approach involves a broad spectrum of problems. Discussion of some of the basic phenomena as well as the pertinent theory could be found, for instance, in such well-known books as the ones due to N. Bloembergen; S.A. Akhmanov and R.V. Khokhlov; L. Allen and J.H. Eberly, and to V.M. Fain and Ya.1. Khanin. The book "Quantum Electronics" by A. Yariv could serve as an introductory guide to the subject. Thus, some of the basic material in the present book will already be well known to the reader who is an expert in the field. There are, for instance, general density matrix equations; two-level model and basic effects associated with this model, such as saturation of one-photon absorption and Raby oscillations; some basic multiphoton processes such as two-photon absorption, SRS, etc.

Keywords

Absorption Dispersion Interaction Matter coherence interference laser nonlinear optics optics polarization scattering spectroscopy transparency

Authors and affiliations

  • Valerii S. Butylkin
    • 1
  • Yury G. Khronopulo
    • 2
  • Alexander E. Kaplan
    • 3
  • Evsei I. Yakubovich
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Radioengineering and ElectronicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscowUSSR
  2. 2.BrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Department of Electrical EngineeringJohn Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Institute of Applied PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRGorkiiUSSR

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-68891-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-68893-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68891-1
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