This is the second of a two volume work.
Volume 1, which deals primarily with linear
optics, was previously critiqued by this
reviewer [Optical Engineering 25(7), p. SR-
133, July 1986]. Volume 2 deals with nonlinear
optics. According to the authors, both
of these volumes were developed as teaching
texts for the academic program at the Optical
Sciences Center, University of Arizona.
They state that the design for both is modular
and suggest that there is considerable
flexibility in the order in which they can be
read or taught. For practical applications,
the authors say, Vol. 2 can be used without
Vol. 1. The approach of Vol. 2 "emphasizes
those aspects of nonlinear optics which have
proved to be of most value over the past two
decades, and are therefore likely to continue
to be of importance in the future."