|Date: Friday, February 05, 2016
Location: 1084 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Nonlinear pulse dynamics in modelocked lasers
Abstract: Modelocked lasers can serve as an ideal "playground" for studying nonlinear pulse dynamics. I will first introduce modelocked lasers and their description as a realization of a dissipative soliton. I will then present three phenomena that have been experimentally observed in modelocked lasers: polarization locked vector solitons, exploding solitons and verification of the "area" theorem for dispersion managed solitons. Finally, I will introduce the concepts of frequency combs and the nonlinear dynamics are driven by quantum noise to determine the quality of the combs produced by modelocked lasers.
Speaker: Steve Cundiff
Institution: University of Michigan
Event Organizer: Peter Miller email@example.com