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Final version of nonlinear optics data table paper published in JPhys Photonics


The 'Journal of Physics: Photonics' has published the final version of the article on the composition of nonlinear-optical data tables for emerging materials. The paper is a collaboration with twenty international experts under the coordination of B-PHOT researcher Prof. Nathalie Vermeulen.

After the publication of the manuscript, the article 'Post-2000 nonlinear optical materials and measurements: data tables and best practices manuscript' is now published in its final form. Over the past three years, Prof. Nathalie Vermeulen has been coordinating, together with nonlinear-optics pioneer Prof. Eric Van Stryland from CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics (USA), the composition of nonlinear-optical data tables for emerging materials, in collaboration with twenty other international experts.


In its 60 years of existence, the field of nonlinear optics has gained momentum, especially over the past two decades thanks to major breakthroughs in material science and technology. In this article, we present a new set of data tables listing nonlinear-optical properties for different material categories as reported in the literature since 2000. The papers included in the data tables are representative experimental works on bulk materials, solvents, 0D–1D–2D materials, metamaterials, fiber waveguiding materials, on-chip waveguiding materials, hybrid waveguiding systems, and materials suitable for nonlinear optics at THz frequencies. In addition to the data tables, we also provide best practices for performing and reporting nonlinear-optical experiments. These best practices underpin the selection process that was used for including papers in the tables. While the tables indeed show strong advancements in the field over the past two decades, we encourage the nonlinear-optics community to implement the identified best practices in future works. This will allow a more adequate comparison, interpretation and use of the published parameters, and as such further stimulate the overall progress in nonlinear-optical science and applications.

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