This is an updated second edition of a well-regarded graduate/senior textbook in a rather crowded field. The coverage is typical, with a brief historical introduction, then three- and four-wave mixing, self-phase modulation, Raman and Brillouin scattering and solitons.

Among the many books on this topic, this one deserves high praise for the clear presentation and for the quality of the application problems. The completion and publication of this second edition was delayed by the untimely death in 2014 of the author of the first edition, Peter Powers, well-respected professor and researcher in the field.

The revisions include updates, particularly in the last chapters, as well as an entirely new chapter on quantum nonlinear optics. The book benefits from an updated list of references in each chapter (particularly extensive in the newest final chapter) and a comprehensive index. A new appendix includes the slowly-varying-envelope equation for modeling propagation (and nonlinear effects) in optical fiber.

Review by Bogdan Hoanca, a professor of management information systems at the University of Alaska Anchorage, USA.

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