Nonlinear Waves in Solid State Physics

  • A. D. Boardman
  • M. Bertolotti
  • T. Twardowski

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 247)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. A. D. Boardman, P. Egan, T. Twardowski, M. Wilkins
    Pages 1-50
  3. R. F. Wallis, A. D. Boardman, M. Shabat
    Pages 51-91
  4. A. E. Kaplan, P. W. Smith, W. J. Tomlinson
    Pages 93-111
  5. A. A. Maradudin, A. P. Mayer
    Pages 113-161
  6. Yu. V. Gulyaev, S. N. Ivanov, G. D. Mansfeld, P. E. Zilberman
    Pages 195-234
  7. A. D. Boardman, Yu. V. Gulyaev, S. A. Nikitov, Wang Qi
    Pages 235-258
  8. Bruno Crosignani, Paolo Di Porto, Emanuele Caglioti
    Pages 275-295
  9. K. J. Blow, N. J. Doran
    Pages 325-371
  10. A. I. Voronko, Yu. V. Gulyaev, G. N. Shkerdin
    Pages 373-407
  11. M. Bertolotti, C. Sibilia, R. Horak, J. Perina, J. Janszky
    Pages 409-433
  12. R. Reinisch, G. Vitrant, M. Nevière
    Pages 435-461
  13. George I. Stegeman
    Pages 463-494
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 495-500

About this book


This book is based on the contributions to the 17th International School of Materials Sci­ ence and Technology, entitled Nonlinear Waves in Solid State Physics. This was held as a NATO Advanced Study Institute at the Ettore Majorana Centre in Erice, Sicily between the st th 1 and 15 July 1989, and attracted almost 100 participants from over 20 different countries. The book covers the fundamental properties of nonlinear waves in solid state materials, dealing with both theory and experiment. The aim is to emphasise the methods underpinning the important new developments in this area. The material is organised into subject areas that can broadly be classified into the following groups: the theory of nonlinear surface and guided waves in self-focusing magnetic and non-magnetic materials; nonlinear effects at in­ terfaces; nonlinear acoustoelectronic and surface acoustic waves; Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of nonlinear problems; nonlinear effects in optical fibres; resonance phenomena; and nonlinear integrated optics. The chapters have been grouped together according to these classifications as closely as possible, but it should be borne in mind that although there is much overlap of ideas, each chapter is essentially independent of the others. We would like to acknowledge the sponsorship of the NATO Scientific Affairs Division, the European Physical Society, the National Science Foundation of the USA, the European Research Office, the Italian Ministry of Education, the Italian Ministry of Scientific and Technological Research, the Sicilian Regional Government and the Ugo Bordoni Foundation.


Kerr effect Magnetic Resonance Planar diffraction integrated optics optics semiconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • A. D. Boardman
    • 1
  • M. Bertolotti
    • 2
  • T. Twardowski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SalfordSalfordUK
  2. 2.University of RomeRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-5900-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-5898-5
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
  • Series Online ISSN 0258-1221
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