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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 7 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1393–1398

Focus issue introduction: nonlinear optics

Benoît Boulanger, Steven T. Cundiff, Daniel J. Gauthier, Magnus Karlsson, Yan-qing Lu, Robert A. Norwood, Dmitry Skryabin, and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 7, pp. 1393-1398 (2011)

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It is now fifty years since the original observation of second harmonic generation ushered in the field of nonlinear optics, close on the heels of the invention of the laser. This feature issue celebrates this anniversary with papers that span the range from new nonlinear optical materials, through the increasingly novel methods that have been developed for phase matching, to emerging areas such as nonlinear metamaterials and plasmonic enhancement of optical properties. It is clear that the next fifty years of nonlinear optics will witness a proliferation of new applications with increasing technological impact.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

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Original Manuscript: October 27, 2011
Published: November 1, 2011

Benoît Boulanger, Steven T. Cundiff, Daniel J. Gauthier, Magnus Karlsson, Yan-qing Lu, Robert A. Norwood, Dmitry Skryabin, and Takunori Taira, "Focus issue introduction: nonlinear optics," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 1393-1398 (2011)

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  1. Refer to Volume 28, Issue 12 of J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (to be published, Dec. 2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/issue.cfm?volume=28&issue=12 .
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  18. F. Setzpfandt, A. A. Sukhorukov, D. N. Neshev, R. Schiek, A. S. Solntsev, R. Ricken, Y. Min, W. Sohler, Y. S. Kivshar, and T. Pertsch, “Spectral pulse transformations and phase transitions in quadratic nonlinear waveguide arrays,” Opt. Express19(23), 23188–23201 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23188 .
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  23. A. Tehranchi, R. Morandotti, and R. Kashyap, “Efficient flattop ultra-wideband wavelength converters based on double-pass cascaded sum and difference frequency generation using engineered chirped gratings,” Opt. Express19(23), 22528–22534 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22528 . [CrossRef]
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  26. C. M. Cirloganu, L. A. Padilha, D. A. Fishman, S. Webster, D. J. Hagan, and E. W. Van Stryland, “Extremely nondegenerate two-photon absorption in direct-gap semiconductors [Invited],” Opt. Express19(23), 22951–22960 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22951 . [CrossRef]
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  29. G. Stegeman, M. Kuzyk, D. G. Papazoglou, and S. Tzortzakis, “Off-resonance and non-resonant dispersion of Kerr nonlinearity for symmetric molecules [Invited],” Opt. Express19(23), 22486–22495 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22486 . [CrossRef]
  30. J. Li, T. Higuchi, N. Kanda, K. Konishi, S. G. Tikhodeev, and M. Kuwata-Gonokami, “Control of magnetic dipole terahertz radiation by cavity-based phase modulation,” Opt. Express19(23), 22550–22556 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22550 . [CrossRef]
  31. H. Shin’ichiro, K. Nawata, H. Sakai, T. Taira, H. Minamide, and K. Kawase, “High-power, Single-longitudinal-mode Terahertz-wave generation pumped by a microchip Nd:YAG laser,” Opt. Express (to be published).
  32. J. Du, K. Nakata, Y. Jiang, E. Tokunaga, and T. Kobayashi, “Spectral modulation observed in Chl-a by ultrafast laser spectroscopy,” Opt. Express19(23), 22480–22485 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22480 . [CrossRef]
  33. H. H. Lim, T. Katagai, S. Kurimura, T. Shimizu, K. Noguchi, N. Ohmae, N. Mio, and I. Shoji, “Thermal performance in high power SHG characterized by phase-matched calorimetry,” Opt. Express19(23), 22588–22593 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22588 . [CrossRef]
  34. J. A. Greenberg, B. L. Schmittberger, and D. J. Gauthier, “Bunching-induced optical nonlinearity and instability in cold atoms [Invited],” Opt. Express19(23), 22535–22549 (2011), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-22535 . [CrossRef]

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