Nonlinear optical phenomena

  • R. W. Munn


The purpose of this chapter is to explain what nonlinear optical phenomena are and how they are characterized. This provides the background for the following chapter describing how the phenomena are used in devices. It also establishes concepts, notation and units for subsequent chapters.


Input Beam Nonlinear Optical Material Optical Parametric Amplification Nonlinear Optical Phenomenon Principal Refractive Index 
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