Organic Nonlinear Optics: Historical Survey and Current Trends
F. Kajzar and J. Zyss
Major milestones in the development of molecular nonlinear optics with organic molecules and polymers are reviewed from foundations to applied perspectives, including technological issues. Fundamental questions as well as device application perspectives are being addressed.
Keywords: molecular nonlinear optics, harmonic generation, parametric processes, organic molecules, plasmonics, two-photon absorption, nonlinear optical imaging, optical power limiting, electrooptic modulation, nanophotonics, biophotonics.