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Introduction to Nonlinear Optics of Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials

This book is devoted to some recent and exciting developments in our understanding of photonic crystals and metamaterials. The second edition presents illustrative examples of the basic principles of the field and discusses current and future device applications in a theoretical account of the nonlinear behavior of light at the nanoscale. At the same time, enough mathematical detail and the essential derivations are given in a way that is both comprehensive and easy to follow.

The book is accessible to a large audience, including graduate and undergraduate students. It should be a good starting point for a more detailed study of the rapidly developing literature on this subject.

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

The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).

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