50 Years of Nonlinear Optics

    The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the seminal paper by Nicolaas Bloembergen and co-workers, which had a profound impact on the field of Nonlinear Optics and paved the way for a new era in science and technology.

    The discovery, understanding and manipulation of nonlinear optical phenomena have led to numerous scientific and technological advances, not only in photonics, but also in the broader fields of knowledge in physics, chemistry, biology, and medicine. Many areas of research and innovation, from laser technology to high-intensity physics, photochemistry, frequency metrology, and quantum information science have been made possible through the exploitation of nonlinear optical effects.

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8-10 October 2012, Barcelona, SPAIN

In celebration of this outstanding milestone, there will be a special symposium, NLO 50, to be held during 8-10 October 2012 in Barcelona, Spain.

The symposium also coincides with the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of ICFO-The Institute of Photonics Sciences, Barcelona, the first international institute in Spain dedicated to the advancement of Photonics science and technology.