Georges H. Wagnière
Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Molecules
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.
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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.