Advances in Nonlinear Photonics

Advances in Nonlinear Photonics

1st Edition - January 1, 2023

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  • Editors: Giancarlo C Righini, Luigi Sirleto
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323983846

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Advances in Nonlinear Photonics combines fundamental principles with an overview of the latest developments. The book is suitable for the multidisciplinary audience of photonics researchers and practitioners in academia and R&D, including  materials scientists and engineers, applied physicists, chemists, etc. As nonlinear phenomena are at the core of photonic devices and may enable future applications such as all-optical switching, all-optical signal processing and quantum photonics, this book provides an overview of key concepts. In addition, the book reviews the most important advances in the field and how nonlinear processes may be exploited in different photonic applications.

Key Features

  • Introduces fundamental principles of nonlinear phenomena and their application in materials and devices
  • Reviews and provides definitions of the latest research directions in the field of nonlinear photonics
  • Discusses the most important developments in materials and applications, including future prospects


Materials Scientists and Engineers; Applied Physicists; Engineers

Table of Contents

  • Section 1: Fundamentals and Recent Advances
    1. From Nonlinear Optics to Nonlinear Photonics: A Brief History
    2. An Introduction to Nonlinear Photonics
    3. An Introduction to Nonlinear Ultrafast Photonics
    4. Nonlinear Laser Dynamics
    5. Nonlinear Topological Photonics
    6. Terahertz Nonlinear Photonics 
    7. Optical Vortices in Nonlinear Photonics

    Section 2: Materials
    8. Nonlinear Photonics in Glasses
    9. Optical Nonlinearities in Graphene and 2D Materials
    10. Nonlinear Photonics in Metamaterials

    Section 3: Applications
    11. Nonlinear Dynamics in Optical Fibers
    12. Nonlinear Integrated Photonics
    13. Optical Kerr Shutter for Single Photon Detection 
    14. Nonlinear Effects in Optical Microresonators
    15. Nonlinear Integrated Quantum Optics
    16. Nonlinear Polarized Microscopy
    17. Nonlinear Photonics and artificial intelligence

Product details

  • No. of pages: 550
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2023
  • Published: January 1, 2023
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323983846

About the Editors

Giancarlo C Righini

Dr. Righini is a former director of the Enrico Fermi Center and of the National Department on Materials and Devices, CNR. He was also research director at IFAC and vice-president of the International Commission for Optics. His research interests concern fiber and integrated optics, glass materials, and microresonators, with reference to both linear and nonlinear phenomena. He has published more than 500 research papers and co-edited various books. (ORCID: 0000-0002-6081-6971) He is a fellow of the OSA, SPIE, SIF (Italian Physical Society), EOS (European Optical Society) and SIOF (Italian Society of Optics and Photonics).

Affiliations and Expertise

Nello Carrara Institute of Applied Physics (IFAC), National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

Luigi Sirleto

As visiting scientist, he spent 2 months in 2001 at University of Twente, (NL) and 9 months in 2003-2004 at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)-USA. In 2006, he founded and currently leads the research activities of the Ultrafast and Nonlinear Optics Lab at ISASI-CNR. He is co-author of about 190 papers, mostly on nonlinear optics and photonic devices.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Applied Sciences and Intelligent Systems, National Research Council of Italy (CNR), Italy

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