Synopses & Reviews
This is the third revised edition of the book originally published in 1991. It provides a complete description of the properties and applications of nonlinear crystals. In addition, it presents the most important equations for calculating the main parameters of nonlinear frequency converters. This comprehensive reference work is now updated and will be of great value to all scientists and engineers working in nonlinear optics, quantum electronics and laser physics.
Review
"This is the third (revised) edition of this book by the same authors. The revision has become necessary because of the many developments in the subject over the last few years. The book is very well written, well explained and well illustrated. ...The authors have collated an impressive collection of data from an even more impressive number of sources (1351). This edition must surely be the benchmark or reference handbook for all those in the non-linear optical field..." Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 1999/32 "It contains a complete description of the properties and applications of all nonlinear optical crystals of practical importance reported in the literature up to now. ...an excellent reference-book." G.B. Rampal, Physicalia, 2000, 36,3 FROM THE REVIEWS OF THE SECOND EDITION "This book is the most comprehensive source on crystal data available and certainly meets the requirements of engineers and scientists who word on development of laser resonators and OPOs." (OPTICS & PHOTONICS NEWS)
Synopsis
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. Dolgoprudnyi, Yerevan, Troitzk v. G. Dmitriev USSR G. G. Gurzadyan October 1990 D. N. Nikogosyan Contents 1 Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Optics of Nonlinear Crystals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . .
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Optics of Nonlinear Crystals.- Properties of Nonlinear Optical Crystals.- Applications of Nonlinear Crystals.