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How the Laser Launched Nonlinear Optics

Jeff Hecht

If the laser was a solution, nonlinear optics was one of the problems it was seeking. Intense pulses of coherent, monochromatic light were just what was needed to produce nonlinear effects. Once physicists got their first lasers, nonlinear optics blossomed in a golden age of discovery.

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Publish Date: 01 November 2010


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