Accession Number : AD0764889

Title :   Theory of Optical Nonlinear Susceptibilities.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Flytzanis,Christos

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 313

Abstract : A comprehensive review is given of the nonlinear optical susceptibilities of atoms, molecules and condensed matter. Second and third order nonlinear electromagnetic response functions are treated over the entire frequency range from d.c. to the x-ray region. Both classical macroscopic theories and quantum mechanical microscopic theories are reviewed and compared with experimental results. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTICAL PROPERTIES, NONLINEAR SYSTEMS), CRYSTALS, LIQUIDS, SOLIDS, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, LIGHT TRANSMISSION, COHERENT RADIATION, POLARIZATION, TENSOR ANALYSIS, PHOTONS, DISPERSION RELATIONS, FOURIER ANALYSIS, MOLECULES, PERTURBATION THEORY, SEMICONDUCTORS, BAND THEORY OF SOLIDS

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE