Nonlinear Optical Crystals: A Complete Survey is targeted to engineers, researchers and students who apply the crystals in the fields of quantum electronics, optoelectronics and laser physics. The 436-page book contains reference material on the properties of the crystals, describes their traditional and specific applications and provides the main mathematical formulas needed to calculate the frequency conversion process. Chapters cover such topics as main IR materials, basic and frequently used crystals, and periodically poled crystals and “wafer” materials. Archive, perspective, self-frequency-doubling, and rarely used crystals also are discussed. A subject index and appendix are provided. David N. Nikogosyan; Springer, New York, 2005; $199.
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