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Crystal nonlinear optics: with SNLO examples (2nd edition)
Arlee V. Smith

ISBN 978-0-692-05678-3

Hardcover, 782 pages, 17 chapters, 100 SNLO examples, 200 figures, 500 index terms, and 500 references

There are 25 nonlinear optics books on the market - what makes this one special?

  • Written by an experimentalist for experimentalists.
  • Theory is experimentalist friendly:
    • All equations are in physical SI units.
    • Most equations are derived in detail.
    • The nomenclature and system of units are consistent throughout the book.
  • Intuitive physical understanding is emphasized:
    • SNLO examples are used to illustrate physical concepts and specific devices.
    • Individual chapters are devoted to various devices: OPO, OPA, sum mixers, et cetera.
  • Unlike most nonlinear optics books, this one treats in detail real beams, pulses and optical cavities.
    • We explain crystal linear and nonlinear optics optics in detail.
    • We derive propagation equations for beams and pulses to assist you in developing your own numerical simulations.
    • We explain how to design optical cavities and optimize their performance.

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  • "I love your fresh approach and treatment of topics not available elsewhere, like resonated SFG and DFG waves... which will be genuinely useful to me."
  • "The way you laid out for each chapter a sequence of examples in SNLO to illustrate the main points is really excellent and amplifies the utility of the book over other texts."
  • "It's such a good book and I really enjoy reading it! It really helps me to understand nonlinear optics more in depth and use SNLO more efficiently."
  • "I am delighted to read it. It is a great gift for all of us that you put all this invaluable knowledge together in such a detailed and deep book."
  • "I encourage anyone working in the field of crystal NLO to buy this book."