Nonlinear Photonics

  • Hyatt M. Gibbs
  • Galina Khitrova
  • Nasser Peyghambarian

Part of the Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics book series (SSEP, volume 30)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. H. M. Gibbs, G. Khitrova
    Pages 1-6
  3. N. Peyghambarian, S. W. Koch
    Pages 7-60
  4. R. K. Kostuk, J. W. Goodman, L. Hesselink
    Pages 61-89
  5. A. C. Walker, B. S. Wherrett, S. D. Smith
    Pages 91-149
  6. H. Rajbenbach, J.-P. Huignard, P. Günter
    Pages 151-183
  7. Y. Silberberg, P. W. Smith
    Pages 185-204
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 205-209

About this book


Nonlinear photonics is the name given to the use of nonlinear optical devices for the generation, communication, processing, or analysis of information. This book is a progress report on research into practical applications of such devices. At present, modulation, switching, routing, decision-making, and detection in photonic systems are all done with electronics and linear optoelectronic devices. However, this may soon change, as nonlinear optical devices, e.g. picosecond samplers and switches, begin to complement optoelectonic devices. The authors succinctly summarize past accomplishments in this field and point to hopes for the future, making this an ideal book for newcomers or seasoned researchers wanting to design and perfect nonlinear optical devices and to identify applications in photonic systems.


communication computer electrical and computer engineering electronics nonlinear optics optical computing optical devices optoelectronic devices photonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Hyatt M. Gibbs
    • 1
  • Galina Khitrova
    • 1
  • Nasser Peyghambarian
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75440-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75438-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5734
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