Introduction to Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics by Pochi YehIntroduction to Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics by Pochi Yeh

Introduction to Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics

byPochi Yeh

Hardcover | April 1, 1993

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Bridging the gap between theory and practice, it clarifies important phenomena in photorefractive media and shows how to apply these phenomena in actual situations. While the focus is on the theory of propagation of optical waves and the mixing of electromagnetic radiation in these media, there are also many numerical examples based on real-world situations included for hands-on guidance. In addition to exploring the basics of electromagnetic waves and periodic structures, this practical guide discusses optical phase conjugators and photorefractive resonators; covers fundamental properties of gratings and holograms; details how to use optical information processing, optical interconnection and neural networks; and treats high-order photorefractive effects in optical fibers.
Title:Introduction to Photorefractive Nonlinear OpticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:410 pages, 9.45 × 6.5 × 1.18 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Wiley

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ISBN - 10:0471586927

ISBN - 13:9780471586920

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Table of Contents

Electromagnetic Waves in Crystals.

Electromagnetic Propagation in Periodic Media.

Photorefractive Effects.

Wave Mixing in Photorefractive Media.

Photorefractive Resonators.

Photorefractive Phase Conjugators.

Diffraction Properties of Gratings in Photorefractive Media.

Volume Holograms and Planar Holograms.

Phase Conjugate Interferometry.

Optical Computing.

Other Applications.

Higher Order Photo-Induced Gratings.

Appendices.

Indexes.

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Nonlinear optical media have already opened up a universe rich in technological possibilities. Holograms can be recorded and erased in these media. And nonlinear optical media, such as photorefractive crystals, are highly efficient, particularly for wave mixing and phase conjugation. To make effective use of these media for the transmission and manipulation of optical information requires a clear understanding of the theory at the root of the entire phenomenon. Designed as a reference for advanced students in the area of modern optics for electrical engineering and applied physics, Introduction to Photorefractive Non-linear Optics not only sheds light on the field's basic underlying theorem but also clearly links it with practical applications, forming the first introductory textbook to balance both. While clearly illuminating such practical applications as optical computing and neural networks, the book's emphasis throughout is on the theory of the propagation of optical waves and the mixing of electromagnetic radiation in nonlinear optical media. In a progressiv