Nonlinear Optical Materials

  • Jerome V. Moloney

Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 101)

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About this book


Mathematical methods play a significant role in the rapidly growing field of nonlinear optical materials. This volume discusses a number of successful or promising contributions. The overall theme of this volume is twofold: (1) the challenges faced in computing and optimizing nonlinear optical material properties; and (2) the exploitation of these properties in important areas of application. These include the design of optical amplifiers and lasers, as well as novel optical switches. Research topics in this volume include how to exploit the magnetooptic effect, how to work with the nonlinear optical response of materials, how to predict laser-induced breakdown in efficient optical devices, and how to handle electron cloud distortion in femtosecond processes.


dielectrics laser nonlinear optics optical devices optical material optical properties optics semiconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerome V. Moloney
    • 1
  1. 1.Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences Department of MathematicsUniversity of ArizonaTusconUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-7253-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-1714-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0940-6573
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