Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Molecules
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Georges H. Wagnière

Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Molecules






ISBN: 3-52729-045-1
195 pages


This book is a vivid introduction into this rapidly developing interdisciplinary field and, at the same time, it is an invaluable source of information. The principles of linear and nonlinear optical effects are presented comprehensively, yet concisely, and didactically skillful on the basis of molecular properties.


From Book News, Inc.
Introduces the subject by focusing on the general molecular properties rather than on the physics, which is more common. Wagnière (physical chemistry, U. of Zurich) is not so much concerned with the theory and observation as with the interrelation between the different effects, which he illustrates clearly with graphs. He includes detailed mathematical derivations, but compiles them in appendices so that readers with an elementary knowledge of quantum mechanics and electrodynamics should have no trouble. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.