2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium EP03—Materials and Processes for Nonlinear Optics and Nonlinear Photonics

Photonic technologies have become increasingly important in our daily life since we entered the 21st century. From telecommunications, ultra-high density data storage, image processing, display or recording, ultrafast switching, to biomedicine, photonic and biophotonic technologies are playing an indispensable role. The advance of these technologies depends on a fundamental understanding of nonlinear optical (NLO) processes and the development of NLO materials, which provide key functions in harmonic generation, frequency mixing, optical switching, optical limiting, and bioimaging, etc. However, the development of this field thus far is limited by the lack of novel optical or photonic materials that have large and fast NLO responses. NLO effects from nanostructures, metamaterials, or biomaterials are not well understood, hampering development of applications based on these NLO effects. New device concepts also need exploration.

To face these challenges and find solutions, this symposium will focus on recent developments and advances in NLO materials, characterization techniques, new methods in simulation or prediction of NLO effects, novel applications of nonlinear phenomena, etc. New devices utilizing NLO processes and any new processes beyond linear optical or linear photonic responses are also of interest to this symposium.

Topics will include:

  • Novel nonlinear optical materials and structures
  • Second-order, third-order and higher order processes (nonlinear absorption, nonlinear refraction, stimulated scattering, harmonic generation, wave mixing, etc.)
  • Applications of nonlinear optical effects in nanostructures and metamaterials
  • Methods and techniques of nonlinear spectroscopy
  • Novel optical applications of nonlinear phenomena
  • Simulation or theoretical calculation of nonlinear optical effects
  • Exploitation of nonlinear optics in waveguides, fibers and surface waves

Invited Speakers:

  • Jean-Luc Bredas (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Fabrice Charra (CEA Saclay, France)
  • Koen Clays (Leuven University, Belgium)
  • Thomas Cooper (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Daniel Gryko (Polish Academy of Science, Poland)
  • David Hagen (University of Central Florida, USA)
  • Theodore Goodson III (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Alex Jen (City University of Hong Kong, China)
  • Jun Kawamata (Yamaguchi University, Japan)
  • Kwang-Sup Lee (Hannam University, Republic of Korea)
  • Zhen Li (Wuhan University, China)
  • Jean-Michel Nunzi (Queen’s University, Canada)
  • Yoshiko Okada-Shudo (The University of Electrocommunication, Japan)
  • Akira Otomo (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan)
  • Kenneth Singer (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
  • Okihiro Sugihara (Utsunomiya University, Japan)
  • Jun Wang (A123 Systems, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Wenfang Sun
North Dakota State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
701-231-6254, Wenfang.Sun@ndsu.edu

Chantal Andraud
Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon
Laboratory of Chemistry
33-4-72-72-83-98, chantal.andraud@ens-lyon.fr

Mark G. Humphrey
Australian National University
College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
61-2-6125-2927, Mark.Humphrey@anu.edu.au

Kenji Kamada
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
81-72-751-8609, k.kamada@aist.go.jp

Keywords for Abstract Submission

nonlinear optical devices, nonlinear optical materials, nonlinear optical processes, nonlinear photonics, nonlinear spectroscopy, novel applications of nonlinear phenomena, simulation/calculation of nonlinear optical effect