Ultrafast Optics

Author: Andrew Weiner
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118211472
Size: 13,88 MB
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A comprehensive treatment of ultrafast optics This book fills the need for a thorough and detailed account ofultrafast optics. Written by one of the most preeminent researchersin the field, it sheds new light on technology that has already hada revolutionary impact on precision frequency metrology, high-speedelectrical testing, biomedical imaging, and in revealing theinitial steps in chemical reactions. Ultrafast Optics begins with a summary of ultrashortlaser pulses and their practical applications in a range ofreal-world settings. Next, it reviews important backgroundmaterial, including an introduction to Fourier series and Fouriertransforms, and goes on to cover: Principles of mode-locking Ultrafast pulse measurement methods Dispersion and dispersion compensation Ultrafast nonlinear optics: second order Ultrafast nonlinear optics: third order Mode-locking: selected advanced topics Manipulation of ultrashort pulses Ultrafast time-resolved spectroscopy Terahertz time-domain electromagnetics Professor Weiner's expertise and cutting-edge research result ina book that is destined to become a seminal text for engineers,researchers, and graduate students alike.

Crc Handbook Of Laser Science And Technology Supplement 2

Author: Marvin J. Weber
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849335075
Size: 18,22 MB
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In the CRC Handbook of Laser Science and Technology: Supplement 2, experts summarize the discovery and properties of new optical materials that have appeared since the publication of Volumes III-V. Included are the latest advances in optical crystals, glasses and plastics, laser host materials, phase conjugation materials, linear electrooptic materials, nonlinear optical materials, magnetooptic materials, elastooptic materials, photorefractive materials, liquid crystals, and thin film coatings. The book also includes expanded coverage of optical waveguide materials and new sections on optical liquids, glass fiber lasers, diamond optics, and gradient index materials. Appendices include Designation of Russian Optical Glasses; Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Mineralogical or Common Names for Optical Materials; and Abbreviations for Methods of Preparing Optical Materials. Extensive tabulations of materials properties with references to the primary literature are provided throughout the supplement. The CRC Handbook of Laser Science and Technology: Supplement 2 represents the latest volume in the most comprehensive, up-to-date listing of the properties of optical materials for lasers and laser systems, making it an essential reference work for all scientists and engineers working in laser research and development.

Nonlinear Optics

Author: George I. Stegeman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118266129
Size: 19,24 MB
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Clear, integrated coverage of all aspects of nonlinearoptics—phenomena, materials, and devices Coauthored by George Stegeman, one of the most highly respectedpioneers of nonlinear optics—with contributions onapplications from Robert Stegeman—this book covers nonlinearoptics from a combined physics, optics, materials science, anddevices perspective. It offers a thoroughly balanced treatment ofconcepts, nonlinear materials, practical aspects of nonlineardevices, and current application areas. Beginning with the presentation of a simple electron on a springmodel—to help readers make the leap from concepts toapplications—Nonlinear Optics gives comprehensiveexplanations of second-order phenomena, derivation of nonlinearsusceptibilities, third-order nonlinear effects, multi-wave mixing,scattering, and more. Coverage includes: Nonlinear response of materials at the molecular level Second-order nonlinear devices, their optimization andlimitations The physical origins of second- and third-ordernonlinearities Typical frequency dispersion of nonlinearities, explained interms of simple two- and three-level models Ultrafast and ultrahigh intensity processes Practice problems demonstrating the design of such nonlineardevices as frequency doublers and optical oscillators Based on more than twenty years of lectures at the College ofOptics and Photonics (CREOL) at the University of Central Florida,Nonlinear Optics introduces all topics from the ground up,making the material easily accessible not only for physicists, butalso for chemists and materials scientists, as well asprofessionals in diverse areas of optics, from laser physics toelectrical engineering.

Optics Of Liquid Crystal Displays

Author: Pochi Yeh
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470181761
Size: 18,23 MB
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NOW UPDATED—THE HIGHLY PRACTICAL GUIDE TO ANALYZING LIQUIDCRYSTAL DISPLAYS The subject of liquid crystal displays has vigorously evolvedinto an exciting interdisciplinary field of research anddevelopment, involving optics, materials, and electronics. Updatedto reflect recent advances, the Second Edition of Optics ofLiquid Crystal Displays now offers a broader, morecomprehensive discussion on the fundamentals of display systems andteaches readers how to analyze and design new components andsubsystems for LCDs. New features of this edition include: Discussion of the dynamics of molecular reorientation Expanded information of the method of Poincaré sphere invarious optical components, including achromatic wave plates andcompensators Neutral and negative Biaxial thin films for compensators Circular polarizers and anti-reflection coatings The introduction of wide field-of-view wave plates andfilters Comprehensive coverage of VA-LCD and IPS-LCD Additional numerical examples This updated edition is intended as a textbook for students inelectrical engineering and applied physics, as well as a referencebook for engineers and scientists working in the area of researchand development of display technologies.

Introduction To Photorefractive Nonlinear Optics

Author: Pochi Yeh
Editor: Wiley-Interscience
Size: 16,43 MB
Format: PDF
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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.

Terahertz Sensing Technology

Author: William R. Loerop
Editor: World Scientific
ISBN: 9789812796820
Size: 14,84 MB
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The last research frontier in high frequency electronics now lies in the so-called THz (or submillimeter-wave) regime between the traditional microwave and infrared domains. Significant scientific and technical challenges within the terahertz (THz) frequency regime have recently motivated an array of new research activities. During the last few years, major research programs have emerged that are focused on advancing the state of the art in THz frequency electronic technology and on investigating novel applications of THz frequency sensing. This book serves as a detailed reference for the new THz frequency technological advances that are emerging across a wide spectrum of sensing and technology areas. Contents: THz Technology: An Overview (P H Siegel); Two-Terminal Active Devices for Terahertz Sources (G I Haddad et al.); Multiplier and Harmonic Generator Technologies for Terahertz Applications (R M Weikle II et al.); Submicron InP-Based HBTs for Ultra-High Frequency Amplifiers (M Urteaga et al.); THz Generation by Photomixing in Ultrafast Photoconductors (E R Brown); Silicon-Germanium Quantum-Cascade Lasers (R W Kelsall & R A Soref); Plasma Wave Electronics (M S Shur & V Ryzhii); T-Ray Sensing and Imaging (S P Mickan & X-C Zhang); Multistatic Reflection Imaging with Terahertz Pulses (T D Dorney et al.). Readership: Undergraduates, graduate students, academics and researchers in electrical & electronic engineering.

Nonlinear Optical Transmission Processes And Organic Photorefractive Materials

Author: Christopher M. Lawson
Editor: Society of Photo Optical
ISBN: 9780819441768
Size: 18,39 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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