Accession Number : AD0277658

Title :   LIGHT WAVES AT THE BOUNDARY OF NONLINEAR MEDIA

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MA CRUFT LAB

Personal Author(s) : BLOEMBERGEN, N.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Solutions to Maxwell's equations in nonlinear dielectrics are presented which satisfy the boundary conditions at a plane i terface between a linear and nonlinear medium. Harmonic waves emanate from the boundary. Generalizations of the well-known laws of reflection and refraction give the direction of the boundary harmonic waves. Their intensity and polarization conditions are described by generalizations of the Fresnel formulae. The equivalent Brewster angle for harmonic waves is derived. The various conditions for total reflection and transmission of boundary harmonics are discussed. The solution of the nonlinear plane parallel slab is presented which describes the harmonic generation in experimental situations. An integral equation formulation for wave propagation in nonlinear media is sketched. Implication of the nonline r bound ry ory for xp ri tal syste s and evices are pointed out. (Author)

Descriptors :   BOUNDARY LAYER, LIGHT, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, POLARIZATION, WAVE PROPAGATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE