Wave propagation in non-linear media

L.J.F. Broer

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Abstract

The problem of the propagation of electromagnetic waves through solids is essentially one of interaction between light quanta and matter. The most fundamental and general treatment of this subject is therefore undoubtedly based on the quantummechanical theory of this interaction. Nevertheless, a discussion in terms of a classical field theory often is quite useful. These more restricted theories are as a rule easier to handle than the general theory. Moreover the properties of matter wich do occur in classical theory are often more amenable to direct measurement than the matrix elements needed for evaluation of the results of quantum theory.
LanguageEnglish
Pages18-26
Number of pages9
JournalZeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1965

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Wave propagation in non-linear media. / Broer, L.J.F.

In: Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Physik, Vol. 16, No. 1, 1965, p. 18-26.

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