Focus issue introduction: nonlinear optics.


Journal Article

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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Cited Authors

  • Boulanger, B; Cundiff, ST; Gauthier, DJ; Karlsson, M; Lu, Y-Q; Norwood, RA; Skryabin, D; Taira, T

Published Date

  • November 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 19 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 23561 - 23566

PubMed ID

  • 22109235

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22109235

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.19.023561


  • eng