Nonlinear Optics

  • Werner Lauterborn
  • Thomas Kurz
  • Martin Wiesenfeldt

Abstract

Light waves in a vacuum as given by the Maxwell equations propagate as linear waves. Accordingly, light waves can be superimposed and cross each other without mutual influence. To be sure, quantum electrodynamics predicts an interaction between photons. It can, however, be completely neglected at all practically attainable light intensities.

Keywords

Welding Soliton Retina Calcite Drilling 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Lauterborn
    • 1
  • Thomas Kurz
    • 1
  • Martin Wiesenfeldt
    • 1
  1. 1.Drittes Physikalisches InstitutUniversität GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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