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Course Postgraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code PH667
Subject Title Non


Nonlinear optical susceptibility, wave equation description of nonlinear optical interactions - Sum frequency generation, Difference frequency generation, Second Harmonic generation, Phase matching condition, Optical parametric Oscillators, Quantum mechanical theory of nonlinear optical susceptibility- Schrodinger equation calculation, density matrix calculation. Spontaneous light scattering and acoustooptics, Stimulated Brillouin Scattering, Stimulated Rayleigh Scattering, Stimulated Raman Scattering, Second harmonic generation, parametric processes, 3rd order nonlinear optics, Kerr type nonlinearities, 4-wave mixing, self focusing collapse, optical breakdown, two beam coupling, electrooptics and photorefractive effects, optically induced damage and multiphoton absorption, Ultrafast and intense field nonlinear optics and optical solitons.

Text Books

Same as Reference


1. Nonlinear optics, second Edition, Robert W Boyd, Academic Press (2003)
2. Photonics-Optical Electronics in Modern communications, A Yariv and P Yeh, Sixth edition, Oxford University Press (2007)
3. The Principles of nonlinear Optics, Y R Shen,  Wiley-Interscience, 1991
4. Handbook of Nonlinear Optics, R L Sutherland, Marcel Dekker, 1996