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Nonlinear Optical Materials: From Materials to Applications

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Cross-Field Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2024 | Viewed by 113

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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Guangzhou University, Guangzhou 510006, China
Interests: molecular design; synthesis and photoelectric function research of organic/polymer functional materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nonlinear Optical Material (NOM) is a widely used and versatile material with excellent nonlinear optical properties. It has received widespread attention in many fields such as optoelectronic components, optoelectronic functional energy, optoelectronic communication, and sensor devices in high tech and has been continuously developed and applied in light transmission, modulation, and reception. Advanced nonlinear optical materials can effectively control their own properties and optical field regulation characteristics, thereby achieving many photoelectric functions such as laser devices (mode locking, Q-switching, harmonics, optical limiting), nonlinear optical modulators (optical switches, frequency doubling and mixing, bistability), communication detection, and so on.

At present, research mainly focuses on the following fields: nonlinear optical theory: nonlinear optical problems in ultra-strong and ultra-fast laser light fields, terahertz wave nonlinear optical physics, and other particle physics fields; nonlinear optical materials: metal, semiconductor, organic and inorganic materials, organic–inorganic hybrid materials, composite materials, etc.; device design and application research: micro/nano optical field regulation, optical information processing, optical storage, micro/nano optical devices, etc.; laser field: laser regulation, laser emission materials, mode locking, Q-switching, harmonic, optical limiting; laser communication and technology: nonlinear optical modulators, etc.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Organic nonlinear optical materials.
  • Inorganic nonlinear optical materials.
  • Organic–inorganic hybrid materials.
  • Nonlinear optical modulators.     
  • Design and preparation strategies based on novel nonlinear optical materials.
  • Nonlinear optical properties and application performance regulation of materials.
  • Metals, metal oxides, semiconductors, and organic–inorganic hybrid materials.
  • Semiconductor nonlinear optics: optical frequency conversion technology.
  • Nonlinear optics: optical Kerr, optical switch, optical limiting, second-order and third-order nonlinearity, degenerate four-wave mixing, z-scan, SHG, and electric field induced SHG.

Dr. Fenggang Liu
Guest Editor

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  • nonlinear optical material
  • electro-optic coefficient
  • optical waveguide
  • chromophore
  • terahertz
  • modulator
  • second-order and third-order nonlinearity
  • optoelectronic

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