Nonlinear Optical Waves by A.I. MaimistovNonlinear Optical Waves by A.I. Maimistov

Nonlinear Optical Waves

byA.I. Maimistov, A.M. Basharov

Paperback | December 15, 2010

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This book has been designed as a tutorial for the theory of non-linear waves in optics. The emphasis is on the basic aspects of the theory, on analytical methods and on non-dissipative phenomena. The self-induced transparency phenomenon and short pulse propagation in fibres are good examples of the important role solitons play in non-linear optics. The classical problem of non-linear optics is the parametric interaction of waves. Three- and four-wave parametric interaction processes are of particular interest because they enable new applications of the inverse scattering transform method to non- linear systems without any dispersion. Surface and guided waves are considered as specific examples of non-linear integrated optics. Audience: This volume will be of interest to those involved in electromagnetic theory, optics and optoelectronics, lasers and electro-optics, and the mathematics of physics.
Title:Nonlinear Optical WavesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:668 pages, 9.45 × 6.3 × 0.03 inPublished:December 15, 2010Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9048152380

ISBN - 13:9789048152384

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Table of Contents

Preface. 1. Basic equations. 2. Coherent transient phenomena. 3. Inverse Scattering Transform method. 4. Self-Induced Transparency. 5. Coherent Pulse Propagation. 6. Optical solitons in fibres. 7. Parametric interaction of optical waves. 8. Non-linear waveguide structures. 9. Thin film of resonant atoms: a simple model of non-linear optics. Appendix 1: The density matrix equation of a system in broadband thermostat. Appendix 2: The density matrix equation for a gas medium. Appendix 3: Adiabatic following approximation. Appendix 4: Relation between exactly integrable models in resonance optics. Index.

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`On the whole, the book is an excellent reference and a useful tool for undergraduate and postgraduate students, young researchers as well as senior faculty members in colleges and universities in this exciting area. I strongly recommend this book for libraries.' Mathematical Reviews