Nonlinear Optics Technical Group Workshop
The OSA Nonlinear Optics Technical Group hosted a workshop on “State of the art and future perspectives in Nonlinear Optics
” at Frontiers in Optics 2017 in Washington, DC, this past September. The event was attended by more than 90 people and was characterized by lively debates and discussions between the audience and the panelists.
The event centered on a panel hosted by Dr. Luca Sapienza (University of Southampton), OL-TG Business Events Co-Chair, and panelists included Prof. Thomas Murphy (University of Maryland) and Dr. Kartik Srinivasan (National Institute of Standards and Technology). The presentations covered a variety of research directions in nonlinear optics, including terahertz processes, ultrafast optics, microresonator frequency combs and non-linear optics with quantum light.
The audience interacted with the panelists and discussed several topics, including the main current challenges to face (from the material, fabrication, power and efficiency points of view), the major fundamental breakthroughs and application of this field currently at reach and novel perspectives, including quantum non-linear processes. The event was very well attended, with the room filled above capacity, and it lasted over the expected time frame as discussions continued long after the talks were over. The meeting concluded with a brief period for “networking over dessert and drinks”. Select photos from the workshop are now available and can be viewed online