Describing progress achieved in the field of nonlinear optics and nonlinear optical materials, the Handbook treats selected topics such as photorefractive materials, third-order nonlinear optical materials and organic nonlinear optical crystals, as well as electro-optic polymers. Applications of photorefractive materials in optical memories, optical processing, and guided-wave nonlinear optics in hotorefractive waveguides are described. As light will play a more and more dominant role as an information carrier, the review of existing and new materials given here makes this a keystone book in the field.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Number of pages: 540
Weight: 842 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 29 mm
Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 200
From the reviews: "Indeed, this book also provides an excellent overview of the subject and is an excellent introduction for the non-specialist....will prove useful for many years and that will also survive extensive use during these years. As such it is highly recommended to the reader who wants an in-depth introduction to nonlinear optical materials"
Gary J.Long, Fernande Grandjean, Physicalia, 2001,36,2