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Photonics Research Feature Announcement

Nonlinear Integrated Photonics: Current Status and Future Trends

Submission Open: 1 August 2017
Submission Deadline: 1 October 2017

Advances in integrated optoelectronics and nanophotonics have been very rich in recent years. These include the spectacular developments of nonlinear group four photonic platforms as well as the integration of components and functions based on III-V semiconductor materials. One of the strongest trends for the future is the development of all-optical signal processing functions within integrated, compact, low-loss devices, paving the way for new applications. This approach, relying on materials, components and the integration of optical functions, is based on a wide range of exciting physical phenomena, exploiting the nonlinear optical response of materials for the generation of frequency combs, the conversion of light wavelength, the generation of supercontinuum radiation, and many other phenomena exploiting the unprecedented power of light control by waves.

The aim of this feature issue is to draw a critical overview of the recent and significant burgeoning advances in the field, as well as to identify the next technological and scientific milestones for the development of integrated nonlinear photonics. This issue will also aim to shed light on the interdisciplinary dimension of the work carried out in the field based, for example, on the control of optical waves by acoustic waves, opening the way to the fields of nonlinear optomechanics and optoacoustics.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Nonlinear materials for nonlinear photonic integration
  • All-optical signal processing in the telecom waveband
  • Field-enhanced structures for nonlinear optics (slow light, cavities, plasmonics, metamaterials, metasurfaces)
  • Nonlinear optics for on-chip quantum applications
  • Generation and conversion of frequencies (including conversions between the NIR and the MIR photonic platforms)
  • Nonlinear multiple-wave photonics (opto-mechanics, spontaneous and stimulated Brillouin scattering photonics)
  • Integrated nonlinear optics for sensing and ultrafast signal monitoring

Manuscripts must be prepared according to the usual standards for submission to Photonics Research; see the Journal Style Guide. Manuscripts must be uploaded through OSA's electronic submission system. Please specify that the manuscript is for the Nonlinear Integrated Photonics issue (choose from the feature issue drop-down menu). Manuscripts will undergo the same peer review as other papers submitted to the Journal. The standard Photonics Research article processing charges will apply.

Guest Editors
Eric Cassan, Paris-Sud University, France (Lead Editor)
Christian Grillet, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
David Moss, Swinburne University, Australia
Dragomir Neshev, Australian National University, Australia
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