Editor's Picks Collection: Nonlinear Optical Phenomena

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 Phenomena.

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. Overview of transverse effects in nonlinear-optical systems
    N. B. Abraham and W. J. Firth
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7(6) 951-962 (1990)
  2. Dispersive perturbations of solitons of the nonlinear Schrödinger equation
    J. P. Gordon
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9(1) 91-97 (1992)
  3. Nonlinear optical properties of carbon-black suspensions (ink)
    Kamjou Mansour, M. J. Soileau, and E. W. Van Stryland
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9(7) 1100-1109 (1992)
  4. Solitary waves due to χ(2)(2) cascading
    C. R. Menyuk, R. Schiek, and L. Torner
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11(12) 2434-2443 (1994)
  5. Maker fringes revisited: second-harmonic generation from birefringent or absorbing materials
    Warren N. Herman and L. Michael Hayden
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12(3) 416-427 (1995)
  6. Quasi-phase-matched optical parametric oscillators in bulk periodically poled LiNbO3
    L. E. Myers, R. C. Eckardt, M. M. Fejer, R. L. Byer, W. R. Bosenberg, and J. W. Pierce
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12(11) 2102-2116 (1995)
  7. Propagation dynamics of optical vortices
    D. Rozas, C. T. Law, and G. A. Swartzlander
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(11) 3054-3065 (1997)
  8. Multipolar molecules and multipolar fields: probing and controlling the tensorial nature of nonlinear molecular media
    S. Brasselet and J. Zyss
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15(1) 257-288 (1998)
  9. Ultrafast white-light continuum generation and self-focusing in transparent condensed media
    A. Brodeur and S. L. Chin
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16(4) 637-650 (1999)
  10. Photonic-crystal slow-light enhancement of nonlinear phase sensitivity
    Marin Soljačić, Steven G. Johnson, Shanhui Fan, Mihai Ibanescu, Erich Ippen, and J. D. Joannopoulos
    J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(9) 2052-2059 (2002)