5. Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics: Second Order

  1. Andrew M. Weiner

Published Online: 28 OCT 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch5

Ultrafast Optics

Ultrafast Optics

How to Cite

Weiner, A. M. (2009) Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics: Second Order, in Ultrafast Optics, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470473467.ch5

Author Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2009

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Pure and Applied Optics

Book Series Editors:

  1. Glenn Boreman

Series Editor Information

  1. University of Central Florida, CREOL & FPCE, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471415398

Online ISBN: 9780470473467



  • ultrafast nonlinear optics - second order;
  • second-order processes - including second harmonic generation;
  • nonlinear material response - coupling back to optical field


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to Nonlinear Optics

  • The Forced Wave Equation

  • Summary of Continuous-Wave Second-Harmonic Generation

  • Second-Harmonic Generation with Pulses

  • Three-Wave Interactions

  • Appendix

  • Problems