Solitons in Photonic and Quantum Systems
Aspects of solitons in homogeneous and discrete (lattice) systems will be considered, with examples from a variety of fields. Physical insight will be stressed throughout, and particular emphasis will be given to the relation between optics/photonics and correlated quantum systems. Topics to be covered include the propagation of beams and pulses in linear and nonlinear media, waveguides and WG coupling, scalar and vector solitons, soliton interactions, solitons in photonics, and solitons in noisy and statistical systems.
Sample reading list:
Akira Hasegawa and Masayuki Matsumoto, Optical Solitons in Fibers
Govind P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics
Govind P. Agrawal, Applications of Nonlinear Fiber Optics
Papers - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 30%
Not Open to Freshmen.
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