Nonlinear optical materials: Investigations and applications using laser interferometric technique.

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Title:
Nonlinear optical materials: Investigations and applications using laser interferometric technique.
Author:
Morgan, Robert Anthony.
Issue Date:
1988
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The culmination of a comprehensive experimental study of a number of nonlinear optical materials and their device applications. The optical phenomenology surrounding the interaction of laser radiation with these materials is emphasized. In addition to using interferometric techniques for their investigation and application, the overall theme of the research is the incorporation of interferometric descriptions of these interactions. Interference is commonly regarded to be the domain of linear optics; this work invalidates that notion. Nonlinear optics (NLO) is presented as simply a natural extension of linear optics. After a complete introduction to the general theory and relevant concepts required in the field of NLO, the first half of this manuscript presents a number of studies concerned with second-order nonlinear crystals for laser frequency conversion. The second half of this dissertation presents research on the nonlinear optical properties of semiconductors and semiconductor microstructures for optical-bistability-related applications. Optical bistability and related phenomena made possible using these materials in a nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometer are stressed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Nonlinear optics -- Materials.; Laser interferometers.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleNonlinear optical materials: Investigations and applications using laser interferometric technique.en_US
dc.creatorMorgan, Robert Anthony.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Robert Anthony.en_US
dc.date.issued1988en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe culmination of a comprehensive experimental study of a number of nonlinear optical materials and their device applications. The optical phenomenology surrounding the interaction of laser radiation with these materials is emphasized. In addition to using interferometric techniques for their investigation and application, the overall theme of the research is the incorporation of interferometric descriptions of these interactions. Interference is commonly regarded to be the domain of linear optics; this work invalidates that notion. Nonlinear optics (NLO) is presented as simply a natural extension of linear optics. After a complete introduction to the general theory and relevant concepts required in the field of NLO, the first half of this manuscript presents a number of studies concerned with second-order nonlinear crystals for laser frequency conversion. The second half of this dissertation presents research on the nonlinear optical properties of semiconductors and semiconductor microstructures for optical-bistability-related applications. Optical bistability and related phenomena made possible using these materials in a nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometer are stressed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectNonlinear optics -- Materials.en_US
dc.subjectLaser interferometers.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8905802en_US
dc.identifier.oclc701552586en_US
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