A description by the author of the early days of nonlinear optics (NLO), and the motivation for the formulation of the quantum theory of NLO, implications to a number of diverse areas, and the background for the prediction of spontaneous parametric fluorescence.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2011
Published: December 7, 2011
Amnon Yariv, "The beginning of quantum nonlinear optics [Invited]," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, A83-A87 (2011)