- Hardcover: 640 pages
- Publisher: Academic Press; 3 edition (April 11, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0123694701
- ISBN-13: 978-0123694706
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 15 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #651,026 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This book is a well-written and successfully tested text useful for a course on An Introduction to Nonlinear Optics. It is also a fairly self-contained book. I recommend this book for classroom adoption. As well, I also recommend it as a very useful text for those who would like to learn this subject by themselves."
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"If treatises expound and textbooks explain, then Boyd's book is definitely a textbook and a very readable one, too....For its intended audience and its purpose of illuminating the fundamental concepts of nonlinear optics, this book is a glowing success."
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Unfortunately, the book is sometimes terse and occasionally presents results without sufficient derivation, especially for advanced concepts and applications. However, when it comes to the foundational elements of nonlinear optics, the book is always thorough and the concepts well explained. Boyd clearly has a very deep understanding of the subject, and this shows in his writing.
If you need to buy one book on nonlinear optics, this should probably be it. You might be temped to buy Shen or Bloembergen since they were such primary contributors to the field, but you will probably be disappointed in the quality of their exposition and confused by the notation.
Finally chapter 13 is on ultrafast nonlinear optics. We have to say that Professor Boyd has done a wonderful job on this book, since anyone from senior research scientists to first year graduate students all can refer to it.This book reminds me of Jackson's book on E &M in the sense that although you might not get `it' at that exact moment you can always count on it to show the correct way to tackle. All in all, if you are looking for a book on nonlinear optics this is the one you should have.
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1. clear definition
3. as good Jackson's EM