Nonlinear Optics (NLO)

17 July 2017 – 21 July 2017 Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Waikoloa, Hawaii United States

An international forum for discussion of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, novel devices, advanced materials and applications.

Nonlinear optical phenomena play a key role in many applications of photonics. They are now studied and applied over a wide range of energies and powers, from single-photons to zettawatts and above, and over broad spectral ranges, from THz to Gamma-ray frequencies. The purpose of this meeting is to provide an international forum for discussion 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.

  1. Fundamental Studies and New Concepts 
    Quantum optics, computation and communication
    Single-photon nonlinear optics
    Coherent control of slow and fast light
    High intensity and relativistic nonlinear optics
    Ultrafast phenomena
    nonlinear optics at low powers
    Solitons, nonlinear propagation, and pattern formation
    Nonlinear properties of surfaces, interfaces, and nanostructures
    Nonlinear properties of microcavities and microstructures
    Nonlinear magneto-optics
    Attosecond nonlinear optics
  2. Nonlinear Media 
    Atoms and molecules, including cold atoms and condensates
    Dielectric materials, semiconductors, and metal-based materials
    Nanostructures, plasmonic materials, and metamaterials
    organic and hybrid nonlinear optical materials
    Photonic bandgap structures
    Fibers and waveguides
    Chip-based nonlinear optics
    Materials for gain and frequency conversion
  3. Applications 
    Frequency conversion and high-harmonic generation
    Optical communications
    Photonic switching
    Optical storage
    Stimulated Brillouin scattering and nonlinear optomechanics
    Ultrafast measurements
    Frequency combs and optical clocks
    THz generation, spectroscopy and imaging
    Nonlinear x-ray optics
    Laser induced fusion
    Materials processing
    Biological and biomedical applications
    Nonlinear microscopy and spectroscopy
Gaetano Assanto, Universita degli Studi Roma TreItalyNematicons: Fundamentals and Advances, Invited

Daniele Faccio, Heriot-Watt UniversityUnited KingdomNonlinear and time-dependent Epsilon-Near-Zero materials, Invited

Liang Feng, State University College at Buffalo SUNYUnited StatesHarnessing Optical Loss for Unique Microlaser Functionality , Invited

Alexander Gaeta, Columbia UniversityUnited StatesMid-Infrared Microresonator-Based Frequency Combs , Invited

Rupert Huber, Universität RegensburgGermanyTerahertz subcycle control: from high-harmonic generation to molecular snapshots, Invited

Franz Kaertner, Center for Free-Electron Laser ScienceGermanyTerahertz Accelerator Technology , Invited

Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of TechnologyFinlandPlasmonic and photonic resonances of nonlinear metasurfaces , Invited

Wayne Knox, University of RochesterUnited StatesNonlinear Optics: Key to Noninvasive Vision Correction , Invited

Ferenc Krausz, Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGermanyAttosecond tracking of nonlinear response of bound electrons , Invited

Michal Lipson, Columbia UniversityUnited Statesultra high quality factor on chip microresonators , Invited

Katsumi Midorikawa, RIKENJapanObservation and control of ultrafast quantum dynamics by intense attosecond pulses , Invited

Roberto Morandotti, INRS-Energie Mat & Tele Site VarennesCanadaGeneration and processing of multi photon quantum states in integrated Kerr frequency combs, Invited

Siddharth Ramachandran, Boston UniversityUnited StatesIntermodal nonlinear optics with Bessel and OAM beams in fibers , Invited

Vahid Sandoghdar, Max-Planck-Inst Physik des LichtsGermanyFew-photon coherent nonlinear optics with a single molecule, Invited

Peter Schunemann, BAE Systems IncUnited StatesNew nonlinear crystals , Invited

Mordechai Segev, Technion Israel Institute of TechnologyIsraelTopological Photonics and Topological Insulator Lasers , Invited

Birgit Stiller, University of SydneyAustraliaCoherent photon-phonon conversion in integrated circuits , Invited

Kerry Vahala, California Institute of TechnologyUnited StatesMicrocavity Soliton Physics and Applications , Invited

Stefan Wabnitz, Università degli Studi di BresciaItalyNonlinear dynamics of spatio-temporal waves in multimode fibres , Invited

Frank Wise, Cornell UniversityUnited StatesSpatiotemporal Nonlinear Wave Propagation in Multimode Fibers , Invited

Qiang Zhang, USTCChinaExperimental progress towards global quantum communication based on frequency conversion , Invited


Barry Luther-DaviesAustralian National University, Australia
Herbert WinfulUniversity of Michigan, United States

Program Chair

Cornelia DenzWestfaelische Wilhelms Univ Munster, Germany
David HaganUniversity of Central Florida, CREOL, United States


Ole BangDanmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
Robert BoydUniversity of Ottawa, Canada
Demetrios ChristodoulidesUniversity of Central Florida, United States
Claudio ContiISC-CNR Dep. Physics Univ. Sapienza, Italy
Benjamin EggletonUniversity of Sydney, Australia
Miro ErkintaloUniversity of Auckland, New Zealand
Ravi JainUniversity of New Mexico, United States
Andrew KungAcademia Sinica, Taiwan
Natalia LitchinitserState University of New York at Buffalo, United States
Marko LoncarHarvard University
Lazaro PadilhaUniversidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Lung-Han PengNational Taiwan University, Taiwan
Sergey PolyakovNational Inst of Standards & Technology, United States
Peter RakichYale University, United States
Mansoor Sheik-BahaeUniversity of New Mexico, United States
Haim SuchowskiTel Aviv University, Israel
Andrey SukhorukovAustralian National University, Australia
Takunori TairaInstitute for Molecular Science, Japan
Sergei TuritsynAston University, United Kingdom
Wenjie WanShanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Ulrike WoggonTechnische Universität Berlin, Germany
Chris XuCornell University, United States
Shining ZhuNanjing University, China
Sunset Luau

Wednesday, 19 July 2017
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Luau Grounds 
Seating begins at 5:00 p.m. 
Reservations required through Registration

Join your OSA friends and collegues in experiencing an authentic Polynesian show unlike any other right at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa Hotel. The Sunset Luau will be held Wednesday evening at the hotel's Luau grounds outside under the stars. The show includes Polynesian food, dancing and music.  Arrive at the Luau Grounds early accommodate group seating. 

Because this Luau is a part of the Waikoloa Marriott program all persons wanting to attended must reserve a ticket in advance.  This event is open to the general public and seating is limited.  Luau ticket reservations will be accepted until 14 July.

Guest Ticket Purchase:
Adults (13 and over) $85.00*
Pre-Teen (12 to 6 years) $45*
Child (5 and under) No charge (must RSVP)
Tax is 4.166%* and included in the above pricing (subject to change*)

The beachfront Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa is the place to be for a taste of Hawaiian cultural offerings at the new Sunset Luau. Billed as Hawaii Island’s most authentic luau show at sunset, the entertainment takes guests on a journey to Tahiti, New Zealand, Samoa and Hawaii through the songs and dances of these Pacific Island cultures, including the spellbinding Samoan fire knife dancing. It is a spectacular sight against the dazzling backdrop of the picturesque sunsets over ‘Anaeho‘omalu Bay.
The Sunset Luau includes:
  • Traditional ceremony to unearth the imu (underground oven) to reveal the Kalua Pig that will be enjoyed during dinner
  • Open bar with specialty Hawaiian cocktails
  • Hawaiian dinner buffet by Executive Sous Chef Jayson Kanekoa featuring traditional and contemporary dishes
  • Aloha welcome with picture-taking
  • Hawaiian crafts and games including ‘ulu maika (bowling with a round stone through wood pegs), coconut husking and Polynesian tattoos
  • Pu (conch shell) blowing contest
  • Talk story with Hawaiian entertainers
  • Lively Polynesian music and dance performances culminating with the spellbinding Samoan fire knife dance!

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