Editor's Picks Collection: Nonlinear Optical Materials

To honor OSA's centennial, JOSA B Centennial Editor Prem Kumar selected articles from a variety of topic areas that reflect the progression of each area over the journal's history. Below is a collection of articles in the area of Nonlinear Optical Materials.

Note that this selection of articles is not meant to be exhaustive but authoritative, showing that significant contributions were made and continue to be made in this area.

  1. Room-temperature excitonic nonlinear-optical effects in semiconductor quantum-well structure
    D. S. Chemla and D. A. B. Miller
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2(7) 1155-1173 (1985)
  2. Second-order nonlinear-optical processes in orientationally ordered materials: relationship between molecular and macroscopic properties
    Kenneth D. Singer, Mark G. Kuzyk, and John E. Sohn
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 4(6) 968-976 (1987)
  3. New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5
    Chuangtian Chen, Yicheng Wu, Aidong Jiang, Bochang Wu, Guiming You, Rukang Li, and Shujie Lin
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(4) 616-621 (1989)
  4. Composite structures for the enhancement of nonlinear-optical susceptibility
    A. E. Neeves and M. H. Birnboim
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(4) 787-796 (1989)
  5. Second-order nonlinear-optical properties of donor- and acceptor-substituted aromatic compounds
    K. D. Singer, J. E. Sohn, L. A. King, H. M. Gordon, H. E. Katz, and C. W. Dirk
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6(7) 1339-1350 (1989)
  6. Determination of bound-electronic and free-carrier nonlinearities in ZnSe, GaAs, CdTe, and ZnTe
    A. A. Said, M. Sheik-Bahae, D. J. Hagan, T. H. Wei, J. Wang, J. Young, and E. W. Van Stryland
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9(3) 405-414 (1992)
  7. Orientationally enhanced photorefractive effect in polymers
    W. E. Moerner, S. M. Silence, F. Hache, and G. C. Bjorklund
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11(2) 320-330 (1994)
  8. Optical nonlinearities of a high concentration of small metal particles dispersed in glass: copper and silver particles
    K. Uchida, S. Kaneko, S. Omi, C. Hata, H. Tanji, Y. Asahara, A. J. Ikushima, T. Tokizaki, and A. Nakamura
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11(7) 1236-1243 (1994)
  9. Linear- and nonlinear-optical properties of a new gadolinium calcium oxoborate crystal, Ca4GdO(BO3)3
    G. Aka, A. Kahn-Harari, F. Mougel, D. Vivien, F. Salin, P. Coquelin, P. Colin, D. Pelenc, and J. P. Damelet
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(9) 2238-2247 (1997)
  10. Absolute scale of second-order nonlinear-optical coefficients
    Ichiro Shoji, Takashi Kondo, Ayako Kitamoto, Masayuki Shirane, and Ryoichi Ito
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(9) 2268-2294 (1997)