13 July 2020 – 16 July 2020 OSA Virtual Event - Eastern Daylight Time (UTC - 04:00)
09 July 2020

This OSA Meeting will be held as scheduled in an all-virtual, web conference format. The OSA Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Waveguides and Materials Topical Meeting (BGPP) will not convene this year.

Technical sessions will be presented live from the Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT) with a recorded archive available later for on-demand viewing. There will be no cost for attendees to participate. Speakers presenting a contributed oral talk or poster will pay a US$ 100 presentation fee. [Register for access.]


The Nonlinear Photonics meeting is a venue for researchers interested in all aspects of nonlinear optical processes in structures, devices and systems.

The meeting scope covers both fundamental and applied nonlinear photonics with topics including: temporal, spatial and spatio-temporal nonlinear effects, experimental techniques, nonlinear materials, nonlinear optical systems, novel optical fibers and waveguides, multimode nonlinearities, ultrafast processes, photonic chaos, mode-locking and ultrafast laser sources, solitons and rogue waves, frequency combs, supercontinuum generation, pattern formation and dissipative structures, nonlinearity in nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, 2D materials, optical communication systems, high field physics, quantum optics and filamentation.

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Committee Members

Stephane Barland, Institute de Physique de Nice, France, Chair
Dragomir Neshev, Australian National University, Australia, Chair
Alessia Pasquazi, University of Sussex, United Kingdom, Chair
Miro Erkintalo, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Program Chair
Sergey Polyakov, NIST, United States, Program Chair
Nathalie Vermeulen, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, Program Chair

Subcommittee One: Nonlinear Conservative Systems and Interactions in Photonic Structures

Ksenia Dolgaleva, University of Ottawa, Canada, Subcommittee Chair
Peter Banzer, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany
Fabio Biancalana, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Alexandra Boltasseva, Purdue University, United States
Israel De Leon, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
David Hutchings, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mikko Huttunen, Tampere University, Finland
Antonio Picozzi, Centre National Recherche Scientifique, France
Ekaterina Poutrina, Air Force Reseach Laboratory, United States
John Travers, Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom
Sergey Turitsyn, Aston University, United Kingdom

Subcommittee Two: Nonlinear Dissipative Systems, Active and Driven Nonlinear Photonic Structures​
Michelle Sander, Boston University, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Kent Choquette, University of Illinois, United States
Amol Choudhary, Indian Institute of Technology, India
Dmitry Churkin, Novosibirsk State University, Russia
Moti Fridman, Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Curtis Menyuk, University of Maryland, United States
Giovanna Tissoni, University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
Logan Wright, Cornell University, United States

Subcommittee Three: Nonlinear Nanophotonics, Metamaterials, 2D Materials, Plasmonics and Quantum Optics​
Paulina Kuo, NIST, United States, Subcommittee Chair
Tim Bartley, University of Padeborn, Germany
Constantino De Angelis, University of Brescia, Italy
Ofer Firstenberg, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Rachel Grange, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Guixin Li, Southern University of Science and Technology, China
Qiang Lin, University of Rochester, United States
David Marpaung, Univerisy of Twente, Netherlands
Ravi Pant, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, India
Frank Setzpfandt, University of Jena, Germany
Fangwei Ye, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Subcommittee Four: Nonlinear-Optical Devices and Applications 
Silvia Soria-Huguet, Institute of Applied Physics, Italy, Subcommittee Chair
Neil Broderick, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Yanne Chembo, University of Maryland, United States
Martina Delgado, University of Valencia, Spain
Pablo Loza-Alvarez, ICFO, Spain
Tatyana Murzina, Moscow State University, Russia
Dan Oron, Weizmann Institute, Israel
Frederique Vanholsbeeck, University of Auckland, New Zealand


Corporate Sponsor

American Elements

Platinum Sponsor


2020 Exhibitors

NKT Photonics

Optiwave Systems, Inc.

Technica Optical Components, LLC

Congress  Chairs

Stephane Barland


Stephane Barland

Institute de Physique de Nice, France

Dragomir Neshev


Dragomir Neshev

Australian National University, Australia

Alessia Pasquazi


Alessia Pasquazi

University of Sussex, United Kingdom

Miro Erkintalo


Miro Erkintalo

University of Auckland, New Zealand
Program Chair

Sergey Polyakov


Sergey Polyakov

NIST, United States
Program Chair

Nathalie Vermeulen


Nathalie Vermeulen

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Program Chair