Nonlinear Optics (NLO)

Nonlinear Optics (NLO)

26 - 31 July 2015
Kaua'i Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach , Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Nonlinear Optics (NLO)

NLO - An international forum for discussion of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, novel devices, advanced materials and applications.

Nonlinear optical phenomena play a key role in several useful photonic applications. Such effects are now studied and applied over a wide range of energies and powers, from single-photons to zettawatts and above, and over broad spectral regimes, from THz to Gamma-ray frequencies. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an international forum for discussion of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, advanced materials, novel device concepts, as well as their applications in various fields of science and technology.

Topic Categories

  1. Fundamental Studies and New Concepts
  2. Nonlinear Media
  3. Applications
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Martti Kauranen
Tampere University of Technology

Wayne Knox
University of Rochester
United States

Barry Luther-Davies
Australian National University

Program Chair
Herbert Winful
University of Michigan
United States

Program Chair

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Benoit Boulanger, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble I), France, Third Harmonic Generation: A Unique Probe for Symmetry Analysis of Isotropic Media under Strain, Invited

Robert Boyd, University of Ottawa, Canada, Unity-Order Intensity-Dependent Change in Refractive Index in Indium-Tin Oxide at its Epsilon-Near-Zero Wavelength , Invited

Victor Brasch, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Switzerland, Photonic Chip Based Optical Frequency Comb Using Soliton Induced Cherenkov Radiation , Invited

Hui Cao, Yale University, United States, Lasing in Amorphous Photonic Structures, Invited

Demetrios Christodoulides, University of Central Florida, United States, Supersymmetric Photonics: Mode conversion, scattering and transformation optics , Invited

Claudio Conti, Univ degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, Italy, Quantum Gravity Simulation and Irreversibility in Nonlinear Optics, Invited

Joel Cox, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, Plasmon-induced Nonlinear Phenomena in Atomic-scale Structures , Invited

Steven Cundiff, University of Michigan, United States, Observation of the Excitation Ladder in a Microcavity Diode Using Multi-quantum Coherent Optical Photocurrent Spectroscopy , Invited

Barak Dayan, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Demonstration of Deterministic Photon-photon Interactions Mediated by a Single Atom, Invited

Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh, ICFO -The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain, Optical Parametric Oscillators: Towards longest mid-IR wavelengths and shortest few-cycle pulses, Invited

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OSA’s Optics Express and Optical Materials Express will be publishing a joint Feature Issue based on research presented at the 2015 Nonlinear Optics Meeting. Read more about submitting your work.

Keynote Speaker
Wednesday, 29 July
08:00 - 08:45
Ko'olau Salon

W.E. Moerner, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry 2014
Stanford University, USA

"Light Paves the Way to Single-Molecule Detection and Photocontrol: Foundations of Super - Resolution Microscopy"

W. E. Moerner, the Harry S. Mosher Professor of Chemistry and Professor, by courtesy, of Applied Physics at Stanford University, conducts research in physical chemistry and chemical physics of single molecules, single-molecule biophysics, super-resolution imaging and tracking in cells, and trapping of single molecules in solution. His interests span methods of precise quantitation of single-molecule properties, to strategies for three-dimensional imaging and tracking of single molecules, to applications of single-molecule measurements to understand biological processes in cells, to observations of the photodynamics of single photosynthetic proteins and enzymes. He has been elected Fellow/Member of the NAS, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, AAAS, ACS, APS, and The Optical Society. Major awards include the Earle K. Plyler Prize for Molecular Spectroscopy, the Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics, the Pittsburgh Spectroscopy Award, the Peter Debye Award in Physical Chemistry, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry, and the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.


Hawaiian Cultural Workshop
Wednesday, 29 July
9:00 - 10:30
Kipu Meeting Room (D)

Cost: $35 per person for adults and children (not included in the registration fee)

Kumu Ka‘iulani will teach a odern Hula Dance and Traditional Hawaiian Chant/Song. For the Workshop you’ll need: Tank top or T‐shirt, shorts or sarong, bare feet, notepad, pencil, ALOHA & FUN!! Workshop is open to: OSA members, family, and friends. (Children 12 years old and under must have a parent present at all times.)

Luau Concert - There will be an opportunity to perform what you have learned in the Workshop at the Conference Luau during Kimo & Ka‘iulani’s Cocktail Hour Concert.**

**Note: Luau admission tickets are required to participate in Luau Concert. Additional tickets may be purchased at Registration.

Conference Reception & Luau
Wednesday, 29 July
18:00 - 21:00
Luau Gardens

Join us for a reception and networking featuring traditional Hawaiian food and entertainment. This event is included in all NLO full technical registrations. Additional tickets are available for purchase from the registration desk. Additional tickets cost below:
Adults - $99.00
Children (6-12yrs) - $58.00
Children (5yrs and below) – No charge

Star Gazing (directly following the Luau)
Wednesday, 29 July
21:00 – 22:00
Near the Luau Gardens

Kaua'i Educational Association for Science and Astronomy (KEASA) will set up a few telescopes and binoculars and after the Conference Luau.  Learn about the wonders of the sky, the solar system and the science behind it.


NW4A • Poster Session
Wednesday, 29 July
15:30 - 18:00
Kona Salon

Posters are an integral part of the technical program and offer a unique networking opportunity, where presenters can discuss their results one-to-one with interested parties. Each author is provided with a board on which to display the summary and results of his or her paper.


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