Focus Serial: Frontiers of Nonlinear Optics

The study of nonlinearity has been a central part of optics research since the invention of the laser, but a host of developments in materials and source technologies are currently allowing the study of nonlinear light-matter interactions in previously inaccessible regimes. Surprisingly, however, much current research in the field is fragmented, being carried out by distinct communities of specialised researchers in non-overlapping technical areas. An unfortunate consequence of this circumstance is that specialists in one area cannot adequately follow technical advances in other areas, and possibilities for important synergies are being lost.

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