Thursday, July 13

Stable Structures in Nonlinear Optics

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Rio Mar 5

Sponsored by SIAM Activity Group on Dynamical Systems

Until recently most industrial research efforts in applications related to nonlinear optics have been directed at suppressing nonlinear effects in optical materials. Due to the ever-increasing demand for higher bit rate in communications, the nonlinear effects are now being exploited to create higher capacity systems. The idea is that underlying a soliton, namely to balance nonlinear and dispersive effects to create stable structures. A particular challenge lies in dealing with cases where the partial differential equations are not integrable.

The goal of this minisymposium is to bring together experts in optical communications and researchers from different fields where nonlinear pulse dynamics is important.

Organizers: Christopher K. R. T. Jones and Vadim Zharnitsky
Brown University, USA
10:30-10:55 Stabilizing Effects of Dispersion Management
Christopher K. R. T. Jones, Organizer
11:00:11:25 Optical Pulse Dynamics in Media with Random Dispersion Variation
Ildar Gabitov, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA; and Vadim Zharnitsky, Organizer
11:30-11:55 Gap Solitons in Optical Fiber Gratings: Theory and Experiments
Alejandro Aceves, University of New Mexico, USA
12:00-12:25 Averaged Ground States for Critical NLS
Vadim Zharnitsky, Organizer

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