Introduction; 1. The constitutive relation; 2. Review of quantum mechanics; 3. The susceptibility tensors; 4. Symmetry properties; 5. Resonant nonlinearities; 6. Wave propagation and processes in nonlinear media; 7. Dynamic optical nonlinearities in semiconductors; 8. The optical properties of artificial materials; Bibliography; Index.
"...an excellent textbook of the fundamental concepts of linear optics...the thoroughness with which it treats its subject will be appreciated most by those already active in the field...For those wishing to learn nonlinear optics or for teachers looking for a textbook for a graduate-level class in nonlinear optics, The Elements of Nonlinear Optics by P.N. Butcher and D. Cotter is a good choice." Optics & Photonics News "...an excellent book, written in a truly rigorous scientific manner, with many examples scattered throughout." I. Garbacea, Computing Reviews