This comprehensive lecture-based book is pleasant and contains careful discussions on a large number of topics dealing with the multifaceted aspects of nonlinear optics. The fourth edition has been updated to capture the latest and most up-to-date research on the nonlinear optics of plasmonic systems. The target audience for Boyd’s book is clearly graduate students of engineering and science, and optical engineers and designers. But anyone concerned with the field of optical physics from the perspective of nonlinear optics will profit from reading this book.

Review by Christian Brosseau, OSA Fellow and professor of physics, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest, France. 

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