Lecture Notes on Nonlinear Optics
by Fredrik Jonsson
Number of pages: 168
Nonlinear optics is the discipline in physics in which the electric polarization density of the medium is studied as a nonlinear function of the electromagnetic field of the light. This course is intended as an introduction to the wide field of phenomena encountered in nonlinear optics.
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