Interdisciplinary Seminar in Nonlinear Science

Title: Spatial dynamics in nonlinear optics: from disorder to control
Speaker: Professor Mark Saffman
Speaker Info: Risoe National Laboratory, Denmark
Brief Description:
Special Note: Please note unusual day and location!

Propagation of light beams in nonlinear optical media leads to a range of spatial phenomena including transverse instabilities, soliton dynamics, and pattern formation. Recent theoretical and experimental results obtained in photorefractive media demonstrate the evolution from spatial disorder to quasi-periodic and periodic patterns, and their control. Ongoing work aimed at observing related effects in other systems, including optical parametric oscillators and nonlinear atom-optical interactions, will be described.

Date: Tuesday, October 21, 1997
Time: 2:00pm
Where: Tech 3823
Contact Person: Prof. Silber
Contact email: h-riecke@nwu.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-8782
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