Accession Number : AD0608346

Title :   ELEMENTS OF THE THEORY OF NONLINEAR OPTICAL PHENOMENA,

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : BROWN ENGINEERING CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA

Personal Author(s) : Foreman,J. William ,Jr.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : A brief outline of the theory of nonlinear optical phenomena was presented, together with some relevant experimental results which support the theory. After an elementary treatment of optical second harmonic generation and a discussion of the properties of the macroscopic nonlinear susceptiblity tensor, the basic equations which govern second harmonic generation were obtained. The solutions of these equations in both the phase matched and phase mismatched cases were discussed. Finally, the process of phase velocity matching in negative uniaxial crystals was discussed in detail both for second harmonic generation and sum frequency generation. The report concludes with a brief mention of some higher order nonlinear optical effects. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL PHENOMENA, THEORY), LASERS, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS, VECTOR ANALYSIS, MONOCHROMATIC LIGHT, BEAMS (ELECTROMAGNETIC), DIELECTRICS, HARMONIC ANALYSIS, TENSOR ANALYSIS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE