How is polarization defined in classical, quantum and nonlinear optics? How do you actually polarize light and how can it be sculpted? What role do crystals play in this context? How does polarization react when you force light into small volumes? And which exciting applications are rendered possible by polarization? Maria Chekhova and Peter Banzer discuss these and many other exciting questions as well as all necessary basics in a new textbook with the title: “Polarization of Light in Classical, Quantum, and Nonlinear Optics”, which was recently published by De Gruyter.
This book was designed for Master's and PhD students who are interested in classical optics, quantum optics or solid-state physics, and for everyone who is looking for a comprehensive and easy-to-understand introduction to these intriguing and many other related topics.