Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3

Advanced Photonics with Second-Order Optically Nonlinear Processes

Editors: Boardman, A.D., Pavlov, L., Tanev, S. (Eds.)

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Although it took some time to establish the word, photonics is both widely accepted and used throughout the world and a major area of activity concerns nonlinear materials. In these the nonlinearity mainly arises from second-order or third-order nonlinear optical processes. A restriction is that second-order processes only occur in media that do not possess a centre of symmetry. Optical fibres, on the other hand, being made of silica glass, created by fusing SiO molecules, are made of material with a centre of z symmetry, so the bulk of all processes are governed by third-order nonlinearity. Indeed, optical fibre nonlinearities have been extensively studied for the last thirty years and can be truly hailed as a success story of nonlinear optics. In fact, the fabrication ofsuch fibres, and the exploitation oftheir nonlinearity, is in an advanced stage - not least being their capacity to sustain envelope solitons. What then ofsecond-order nonlinearity? This is also well-known for its connection to second-harmonic generation. It is an immediate concern, however, to understand how waves can mix and conserve both energy and momentum ofthe photons involved. The problem is that the wave vectors cannot be made to match without a great deal of effort, or at least some clever arrangement has to be made - a special geometry, or crystal arrangement. The whole business is called phase­ matching and an inspection ofthe state-of-the-art today, reveals the subject to be in an advanced state.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Propagation of CW Radiation and Solitons in Quadratically Nonlinear Media

    Boardman, A. D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-57

  • Plane and Guided Wave Effects and Devices Via Quadratic Cascading

    Assanto, Gaetano (et al.)

    Pages 59-87

  • Control of Laser Light Parameters by χ(2):χ(2) Nonlinear Optical Devices

    Saltiel, S. (et al.)

    Pages 89-112

  • Asymmetric Quantum Wells for Second-Order Optical Nonlinearities

    Arnold, J. M.

    Pages 113-132

  • Experiments on Quadratic Spatial Solitons

    Stegeman, G. I. (et al.)

    Pages 133-161

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advanced Photonics with Second-Order Optically Nonlinear Processes
Editors
  • A.D. Boardman
  • L. Pavlov
  • S. Tanev
Series Title
Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3
Series Volume
61
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0850-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0850-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-5316-4
Series ISSN
1388-6576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 486
Number of Illustrations and Tables
41 b/w illustrations
Topics