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Nonlinear Optics and Photonics$

Guang S. He

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780198702764

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702764.001.0001

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Appendix 1 Physical Constants Commonly Used in Nonlinear Optics

Appendix 1 Physical Constants Commonly Used in Nonlinear Optics

Source:
Nonlinear Optics and Photonics
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Name

Symbol

Value

SI System

Gaussian System

Speed of light in vacuum

c

2.99793

108 m/s

1010 cm/s

Permittivity of free space

ɛ0

8.85419

10−12 F/m

1

Permeability of free space

μ‎0

1.25664

10−6 H/m

1

Planck constant

h

6.62608

10−34 J s

10−27 erg s

1.05457

10−34 J s

10−27 erg s

Boltzmann constant

kB

1.38066

10−23 J/K

10−16 erg/K

Avogadro constant

NA

6.02214

1023 mol−1

1023 mol−1

Electron charge

e

1.60218

10−19 C

4.803

10−10 esu

Electron rest mass

me

9.10939

10−31 kg

10−28 g

Electron radius

re

2.81794

10−15 m

10−13 cm

Bohr radius

a0

5.29177

10−11 m

10−9 cm

Proton rest mass

mp

1.67262

10−27 kg

10−24 g

Bohr magneton

μ‎B

9.27402

10−24 J/T

10−21 erg/G

Nuclear magneton

μ‎n

5.05079

10−27 J/T

10−24 erg/G

Rydberg constant

R

1.09737

107 m−1

105 cm−1

Fine structure constant

α‎

7.29735

10−3

10−3

Electronvolt

1 eV

1.60218

10−19 J

10−12 erg

Abbreviations: C = coulomb, F = farad = coulomb/volt, G = gauss, H = henry, J = joule, K = kelvin, T = tesla, V = volt, s = second, m = meter, cm = centimeter, kg = kilogram, g = gram, mol = mole.

() D. R. Lide, CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 71st ed. (CRC Press, Boston, 1990–1991), p.1-1.

() R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, New York, 1992), pp.433–434.