Foundations of Nonlinear Optics (FoNLO) 2019

August 6th - 8th, 2019
Air Force Institute of Technology
Wright Brothers Institute - Tec^Edge Center

Organization and Program Committee

Hengky Chandrahalim (Chair), Air Force Institute of Technology
Mark Kuzyk, Washington State University
Ivan Biaggio, Lehigh University
Timothy Atherton, Tufts University
Javier Perez-Moreno, Skidmore College
Martti Kauranen, Tampere University of Technology
Nathan Dawson, University of The Bahamas
Şahin Özdemir, Pennsylvania State University
Koen Clays, KU Leuven
Elisabetta Collini, University of Padova
Stefan Knoppe, University of Stuttgart
Rick Lytel, First Degree Innovation
Stephen Rand, University of Michigan


This meeting is a follow up to symposia on Applications of Sum Rules and Scaling in Nonlinear Optics in August 2014 at Washington State University, Pullman, WA. The meeting was then renamed to Foundations of Nonlinear Optics (FoNLO) and held in August 2015 at Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, and FoNLO 2016 was held the following year at Tufts University, Medford, MA. FoNLO 2017 was hosted by the University of the Bahamas, Nassau and FoNLO 2018 was held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.

The meeting will focus on fundamental issues of light-matter interactions from the quantum point of view, the transition between quantum and classical perspectives, and the applications of the insights gained in such a way to the design of molecules and other artificial structures. The program is designed to maximize the breadth of topics, yet maintain a common focus that fosters stimulating interactions that generate new ideas. Unlike large international meetings with many disjoint parallel sessions of low attendance, our aim is to provide a stimulating program that encourages all attendees to spend time together. As such, all invitees are encouraged to attend the full meeting.

A top priority of the meeting is to promote interactions and to allow discussions to flow freely. The meeting will be informal, with no tight schedule. Speakers will present talks in the form of a classroom lecture, and aimed at the level of a graduate student with only a basic knowledge of nonlinear optics. Interruptions for questions and discussions are encouraged. Each speaker will provide documents in advance that can be studied or used as a reference by the attendees.


The meeting will take place August 6th - 8th, 2019, in the Tec^Edge Center of the Wright Brothers Institute. Please refer to the logistical information for more details.