Special Issue on Nonlinear Optical Effects in Molecular Crystals and Polymers – Special Issue Dedicated in Memory of Dr. Mohammad Talebian

Submission Deadline: Jan. 6, 2015

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    • Atomic and Molecular Physics Department, Division of Physics, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran
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  • Introduction

    This special issue of the OPTICS is dedicated in memory of Dr. Mohammad Talebian, an inspiration to scientists and highlights the recent advances in the nonlinear optical (NLO) effects in molecular crystals and polymers. One of the important applications in photonic technology is the use of nonlinear optical effects. A NLO effect is the interaction of an electromagnetic field of high intensity laser light with a material. NLO surrounds a wide variety of phenomenon and is an extensive field theory. Over the last decades there has been an increasing interest and research activity on NLO properties of molecular and polymers systems. NLO is modern area of research and development which will play a key role in several useful photonic and optoelectronics applications. A new photonics technology using optical switching and optical computing instead of, or together with, electronics may well evolve significantly during the coming decades. Nonlinear optics surrounds a wide variety of phenomenon and is an extensive field theory. Due to high-speed and ease of production of photons (light), the area of photonics has become an active field of research in view of the modern society’s demand for improved telecommunications, data storage, retrieving, processing and transmission. The search for new molecular materials with NLO properties is currently the subject of considerable importance investigations due to their potential applications in photonic devices.

    This special issue will present an international forum of all aspects of nonlinear optics, including new phenomena, advanced materials, novel device concepts, as well as their applications in various fields of science and technology of molecular crystals and polymers, from macroscopic materials to nanostructures and single objects, in a widely opened pluridisciplinary spirit where the various topics to be addressed will act as meeting points between molecular photonics and related activities in physics, chemistry, Nano-science, mineralogy, biology and information technologies.

    Review and research report of nonlinear optical interactions; harmonic generation; sum- and difference frequency generation; the intensity dependence of the complex refractive index; light by light scattering; simulated light scattering; nonlinear polarization; the anharmonic oscillator; quantum physics; nonlinear dynamics; molecular material science and functional chemistry, structural studies, membrane potential, molecular optoelectronic devices, or sensors and biosensors in addition to theoretical frameworks of these topics are considered.

    Papers and review papers must not exceed 18 pages (two-column, 10pt Times New Roman fonts) including figures, tables and references.

    Core topics of special issue:
    Experimental, computationally and theoretically form of following topics considered in this special issue.
    1. Molecular and polymer Nonlinear Optical properties
    2. Second-Harmonic Generation (SHG)
    3. Z-scan technique
    4. The Electro-Optic Effect
    5. Third-Harmonic Generation (THG) and Optical Kerr Effect
    6. Anisotropic Nonlinear Media
    7. Dispersive Nonlinear Media
    8. Faraday rotation
    9. Pockels effect
    10. Optical nonlinearity
    11. Linear polarization
    12. Nonlinear polarization
    13. Nonlinear susceptibility
    14. Birefringence phase-matching
    15. Magneto-circular dichroism
    16. Vibrational properties
    17. Theoretical aspects of light-matter interactions and quantum chemistry
    18. Density Functional Theory with Applications to Nonlinear Properties
    19. Techniques to compute the NLO properties of infinite molecular crystals and polymers
    20. The effect of the basis set and electron correlation on the vibrational properties
    21. Nonlinear absorption
    22. Nonlinear refraction
    23. Nanoscale Molecular Nonlinear Optics
    24. Nano- and bio-photonics

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.opticsjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.