Nonlinear Optics Technical Group Panel Discussion
The OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group (OL-TG) hosted a panel discussion on “Emerging Trends in Nonlinear Optics – A Review of CLEO: 2018
” at CLEO: 2018 in San Jose, CA, this May. The number of attendees crossed 100 and was characterized by lively panel discussions.
The event centered on a panel hosted by Dr. Ajanta Barh (DTU Fotonik, Denmark), OL-TG Chair, and Dr. Amol Choudhary (U. of Sydney, Australia), OL-TG Webinar Co-officer, and guest panelists included Dr. Yoshi Okawachi (Columbia University, USA) and Dr. William N. Plick (U. of Dayton, USA). The event started with a brief introduction about the OL-TG followed by presentations by the guest panelists.
The panelists briefly summarized the exciting and cutting edge research topics related to nonlinear optics presented during CLEO: 2018. The topics included ring resonator based optical and THz sources, frequency combs and spectroscopy, supercontinuum generation in nano-photonics, quantum optics, nonlinear frequency conversion, and nonlinear light-matter interaction. The corresponding paper numbers were also mentioned to the audience for their perusal. The event was very well attended, with the room completely filled and the discussion continued until the postdeadline session began.