Springer Series in Optical Sciences

Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials

Authors: Ganeev, Rashid A.

  • Focuses on the experimental studies of the nonlinear optical properties of different materials
  • Shows the relation between the low-order and high-order nonlinear optical characteristics of media
  • Demonstrates methods of laser wavelength conversion in various media, which allows the establishment of the nonlinear optical spectroscopy based on harmonic generation in those media
  • Presents comprehensive analysis of the formation of clusters through laser ablation of nanoparticles and frequency conversion of laser radiation in clustered plasma media
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This book is mostly concerned on the experimental research of the nonlinear optical characteristics of various media, low- and high-order harmonic generation in different materials, and formation, and nonlinear optical characterization of clusters. We also demonstrate the inter-connection between these areas of nonlinear optics.  

Nonlinear optical properties of media such as optical limiting can be applied in various areas of science and technology. To define suitable materials for these applications, one has to carefully analyse the nonlinear optical characteristics of various media, such as the nonlinear refractive indices, coefficients of nonlinear absorption, saturation absorption intensities, etc. Knowing the nonlinear optical parameters of materials is also important for describing the propagation effects, self-interaction of intense laser pulses, and optimisation of various nonlinear optical processes. Among those processes one can admit the importance of the studies of the frequency conversion of coherent laser sources. The area of interest for nonlinear optical characterization of materials is also closely related with new field of nanostructures formation and application during laser-matter interaction.

We show how the nonlinear optical analysis of materials leads to improvement of their high-order nonlinear optical response during the interaction with strong laser fields. Ablation-induced nanoparticles formation is correlated with their applications as efficient sources of coherent short-wavelength photons. From other side, recent achievements of harmonic generation in plasmas are closely related with the knowledge of the properties of materials in the laser plumes. All of these studies are concerned with the low-order nonlinear optical features of various materials. The novelty of the approach developed in present book is related with inter-connection of those studies with each other.

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Dr. R. A. Ganeev was involved in the studies of the generation of laser pulses with hypergaussian spatial and temporal profiles and the low-order harmonic generation of laser radiation using such tailored beams in nonlinear crystals with record conversion efficiencies known so far. The laser harmonic generation from excited ionic gallium beams was demonstrated for the first time. It was shown that the presence of excited states in the ionic media leads to the considerable increase of nonlinear optical susceptibilities. The ninth harmonic generation in gaseous media with highest conversion efficiency was demonstrated. The third harmonic generation in the isotropic media with positive dispersion was achieved for the first time. It was shown that the nonlinear variations of refractive index lead to the phase-matching conditions in the ultraviolet region. The optical characteristics of the laser plasma produced by the radiation of different pulse duration were investigated.
Dr. Ganeev initiated the systematic studies of the nonlinear optical properties of various media. The nonlinear optical parameters (nonlinear refractive indices, nonlinear susceptibilities, multi-photon and saturated absorption coefficients, etc) of colloidal metal solutions, metal-doped organic polymers, low-excited plasmas, semiconductor chalcogenide films and solutions, dye vapors and solutions, metal-doped glasses and polymers, nonlinear crystals, liquids, fullerenes, fullerene-doped organic films, etc, were analyzed. On the base of these studies the optical limiting in fullerene-doped solutions, colloidal metals and semiconductors was achieved. The investigations of the third harmonic generation of picosecond Nd:YAG laser radiation in colloidal metals, metal-doped organics and glasses, fullerenes, dye vapors and solutions were carried out, and their nonlinear susceptibilities were analyzed in the frames of the influence of self-action processes on the harmonic generation. The third harmonic generation in dye vapors caused by the difference frequency generation was proposed and observed for the first time.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Low-Order Harmonic Generation of Laser Radiation in Various Media

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 1-42

  • High-Order Harmonic Generation from Laser Ablation of Various Surfaces

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 43-88

  • Nonlinear Optical Refraction and Absorption of Media

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 89-150

  • Laser Ablation Induced Cluster Formation

    Ganeev, Rashid A.

    Pages 151-180

  • Low-Order Nonlinear Optical Characterization of Clusters

    Ganeev, Rashid A

    Pages 181-229

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Optical Properties of Materials
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Optical Sciences
Series Volume
174
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6022-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6022-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6021-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8360-6
Series ISSN
0342-4111
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 244
Topics