5. Nonlinear Optics - part 1

Nonlinear optics I

The nonlinear optical polarization

  • Physical origin 
  • Quadratic and higher-order nonlinearities: frequency mixing 
  • Tensorial and contracted-index notations
  • Perturbative approach

Second-order nonlinear processes

  • From the Helmholtz equation to the coupled mode equations

Reading assignments

Chapter 8: §8.0-8.3 in Yariv

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