The Basics of Non-Linear Optics

The Basics of Non-Linear Optics

Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 37
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4687-2.ch005


At a semi-classical level, the main analytical electromagnetic field theory tools were first used to describe the non-linear effects of light-light coupling as a basic cause of nonlinear optical phenomena and applications.
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5.2. General Maxwell’S Equations

We start by considering Maxwell’s equations in the Gaussian form (Boyd 2008; Bloembergen 1996):

(5.4) where is a vector quantity that varies rapidly in time. The regions of space in which we are interested are the ones with free charges and currents:


We assume that the medium that passed through the electromagnetic field is nonmagnetic:


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