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Other Intermediate Optics (including nonlinear optics)?

  1. Jul 26, 2016 #1
    Hey everyone. I'm currently in a new research lab that focuses on optics. One thing I'm currently tasked with is handling the femtosecond laser we have. However, to do this, I need a stronger background in optics than I currently have (which is a few years of undergrad optics, some quantum, pretty much what is expected of physics undergrads). Specifically, I need to be up to speed with nonlinear optics in order to build what I need to. I know that this isn't a topic that is the main staple of optics textbooks, so I thought to ask here to see if anyone had any insight. What would be a good textbook that I could check out to get me through intermediate optics into nonlinear optics?
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  3. Jul 26, 2016 #2


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    Check "Nonlinear Optics" by R. Boyd for a more insight on the theoretical part. In practical side, I would suggest "The Principles of Nonlinear Optics" by Y. R. Shen, this book contains a variety of topics about the applied aspect of nonlinear optics.
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