Nonlinear optical properties and applications of 2D materials: theoretical and experimental aspects

J. W. You, S. R. Bongu, Q. Bao, N. C. Panoiu

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In this review, we survey the recent advances in nonlinear optics and the applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials. We briefly cover the key developments pertaining to research in the nonlinear optics of graphene, the quintessential 2D material. Subsequently, we discuss the linear and nonlinear optical properties of several other 2D layered materials, including transition metal chalcogenides, black phosphorus, hexagonal boron nitride, perovskites, and topological insulators, as well as the recent progress in hybrid nanostructures containing 2D materials, such as composites with dyes, plasmonic particles, 2D crystals, and silicon integrated structures. Finally, we highlight a few representative current applications of 2D materials to photonic and optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-97
Number of pages35
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • 2D materials
  • experimental techniques
  • nonlinear optics
  • numerical algorithms

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