Solid State Physics , University of Guilan, Rasht Department of Physics,
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This special issue of the OPTICS is dedicated in memory of Dr. Mohammad Talebian, an inspiration to scientists and highlights the recent advances in the nonlinear optical (NLO) effects in molecular crystals and polymers. One of the important applications in photonic technology is the use of nonlinear optical effects. A NLO effect is the interaction of an electromagnetic field of high intensity laser light with a material. NLO surrounds a wide variety of phenomenon and is an extensive field theory. Over the last decades there has been an increasing interest and research activity on NLO properties of molecular and polymers systems. NLO is modern area of research and development which will play a key role in several useful photonic and optoelectronics applications. A new photonics technology using optical switching and optical computing instead of, or together with, electronics may well evolve significantly during the coming decades. Nonlinear optics surrounds a wide variety of phenomenon and is an extensive field theory. Due to high-speed and ease of production of photons (light), the area of photonics has become an active field of research in view of the modern society’s demand for improved telecommunications, data storage, retrieving, processing and transmission. The search for new molecular materials with NLO properties is currently the subject of considerable importance investigations due to their potential applications in photonic devices.
This special issue will present an international forum of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, advanced materials, novel device concepts, as well as their applications in various fields of science and technology of molecular crystals and polymers, from macroscopic materials to nanostructures and single objects, in a widely opened pluridisciplinary spirit where the various topics to be addressed will act as meeting points between molecular photonics and related activities in physics, chemistry, Nano-science, mineralogy, biology and information technologies.
Review and research report of nonlinear optical interactions; harmonic generation; sum- and difference frequency generation; the intensity dependence of the complex refractive index; light by light scattering; simulated light scattering; nonlinear polarization; the anharmonic oscillator; quantum physics; nonlinear dynamics; molecular material science and functional chemistry, structural studies, membrane potential, molecular optoelectronic devices, or sensors and biosensors in addition to theoretical frameworks of these topics are considered.
Papers and review papers must not exceed 18 pages (two-column, 10pt Times New Roman fonts) including figures, tables and references.
Core topics of special issue: Experimental, computationally and theoretically form of following topics considered in this special issue. 1. Molecular and polymer Nonlinear Optical properties 2. Second-Harmonic Generation (SHG) 3. Z-scan technique 4. The Electro-Optic Effect 5. Third-Harmonic Generation (THG) and Optical Kerr Effect 6. Anisotropic Nonlinear Media 7. Dispersive Nonlinear Media 8. Faraday rotation 9. Pockels effect 10. Optical nonlinearity 11. Linear polarization 12. Nonlinear polarization 13. Nonlinear susceptibility 14. Birefringence phase-matching 15. Magneto-circular dichroism 16. Vibrational properties 17. Theoretical aspects of light-matter interactions and quantum chemistry 18. Density Functional Theory with Applications to Nonlinear Properties 19. Techniques to compute the NLO properties of infinite molecular crystals and polymers 20. The effect of the basis set and electron correlation on the vibrational properties 21. Nonlinear absorption 22. Nonlinear refraction 23. Nanoscale Molecular Nonlinear Optics 24. Nano- and bio-photonics