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Nonlinear Optical Effects and Materials

  • Peter Günter
  • Up-to-date review of nonlinear materials

  • Provides a rich source of information for physicists and engineers in the field

  • The most comprehensive book available on the issue


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 72)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. P. Günter
    Pages 1-5
  3. Ch. Bosshard, M. Bösch, I. Liakatas, M. Jäger, P. Günter
    Pages 163-299
  4. G. Montemezzani, C. Medrano, M. Zgonik, P. Günter
    Pages 301-373
  5. M. Duelli, G. Montemezzani, M. Zgonik, P. Günter
    Pages 375-436
  6. T. Pliska, D. Fluck, P. Günter
    Pages 437-526
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 527-541

About this book


Nonlinear Optical Effects and Materials describes progress achieved in the field of nonlinear optics and nonlinear optical materials. Selected topics such as photorefractive materials, third-order nonlinear optical materials and organic nonlinear optical crystals, as well as electro-optic polymers are treated. Applications of photorefractive materials in optical memories, optical processing, and guided-wave nonlinear optics in photorefractive waveguides are described.
As light will play a more and more dominant role as an information carrier, the review of existing and new materials given here makes this book quite a keystone in this area.


Volumetrie crystal electro-optic effect holography nonlinear optics optical properties optics polymer

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Günter
    • 1
  1. 1.Nonlinear Optics LaboratoryInstitute of Quantum ElectronicsZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Nonlinear Optical Effects and Materials
  • Editors Peter Günter
  • Series Title Springer Series in Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-65029-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-53694-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49713-4
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 540
  • Number of Illustrations 167 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
    Condensed Matter Physics
    Polymer Sciences
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From the reviews: "Indeed, this book also provides an excellent overview of the subject and is an excellent introduction for the non-specialist....will prove useful for many years and that will also survive extensive use during these years. As such it is highly recommended to the reader who wants an in-depth introduction to nonlinear optical materials"
Gary J.Long, Fernande Grandjean, Physicalia, 2001,36,2