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Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals

  • Valentin G. Dmitriev
  • Gagik G. Gurzadyan
  • David N. Nikogosyan

Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 64)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Valentin G. Dmitriev, Gagik G. Gurzadyan, David N. Nikogosyan
    Pages 1-2
  3. Valentin G. Dmitriev, Gagik G. Gurzadyan, David N. Nikogosyan
    Pages 3-66
  4. Valentin G. Dmitriev, Gagik G. Gurzadyan, David N. Nikogosyan
    Pages 67-288
  5. Valentin G. Dmitriev, Gagik G. Gurzadyan, David N. Nikogosyan
    Pages 289-365
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-414

About this book

Introduction

Since the invention of the first laser 30 years ago, the frequency conversion of laser radiation in nonlinear optical crystals has become an important technique widely used in quantum electronics and laser physics for solving various scientific and engineering problems. The fundamental physics of three-wave light interactions in nonlinear optical crystals is now well understood. This has enabled the production of various harmonic generators, sum-and difference­ frequency generators, and optical parametric oscillators based on nonlinear optical crystals that are now commercially available. At the same time, scientists continue an active search for novel, highly efficient nonlinear optical materials. Therefore, in our opinion, there is a great need for a handbook of nonlinear optical crystals, intended for specialists and practitioners with an engineering background. This book contains a complete description of the properties and applications of all nonliner optical crystals of practical importance reported in the literature up to the beginning of 1990. In addition, it contains the most important equations for calculating the main parameters (such as phase-matching direction, effective nonlinearity, and conversion efficiency) of nonlinear frequency converters. 

Keywords

Crystals Frequency Conversion Laser Laser materials Laserphysik Nonlinear Optics Optical Crystals Optical materials Optics crystal laser physics

Authors and affiliations

  • Valentin G. Dmitriev
    • 1
  • Gagik G. Gurzadyan
    • 2
  • David N. Nikogosyan
    • 3
  1. 1.R&D Institute “Polyus”MoscowRussia
  2. 2.National Academy of Sciences of ArmeniaYerevanArmenia
  3. 3.Institute of Nonlinear ScienceUniversity College CorkCorkIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-46793-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08472-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-46793-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series Online ISSN 1556-1534
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