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.