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.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Series:||The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications , #101|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsInfluence of a phonon bath on electronic correlations and optical response in molecular aggregates.- Real-space density-matrix description of dynamic correlations in the optical response of many-electron systems.- Nonlinear behavior and optical bistability in composite media.- Spatial solitons in x(2) and x(3) dielectrics and control by magnetooptic materials.- Nonlinear optics in structures with dimensional confinement.- Microscopic modelling of the nonlinear optical properties of semiconductors.- Ultrafast intense probes of nonlinear optical material interactions.- Nonlinear optics of bound electrons in solids.- Enhanced nonlinear-optical responses of disordered clusters and composites.