Wednesday, June 3

Nonlinear Waves in Optics

10:15 AM-12:15 PM
Room 246

In recent years there has been considerable interest in the study of nonlinear wave propagation in optics. Especially significant is the propagation of stable localized pulses such as solitary/soliton waves in nonlinear optical media. There are numerous applications of such localized pulse propagation, including data transmission over long distances and optical switching. In this minsymposium the speakers will discuss these ideas and their applications.

Organizer: Mark J. Ablowitz
University of Colorado, Boulder
10:15 Higher-Order Evolution Equation for Vectorial Spatio-Temporal Optical Solitary Waves
Kelvin Wagner, Steve Blair, Bob McLeod, and Kishore Yellampalle University of Colorado, Boulder
10:45 Soliton Communication Systems and Wavelength-Division Multiplexing
Gino Biondini, University of Colorado, Boulder; Mark J. Ablowitz, Organizer; and S. Chakravarty, University of Colorado, Boulder
11:15 Pulse Formation and Dynamics in Nonlinear Fiber Grating Structures
Alejandro B. Aceves, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
11:15 Vector Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation, Continuous and Discrete
David Trubatch, University of Colorado, Boulder
11:45 Optimal Launching of Solitons in Dispersion-Managed Optical Fibers
Tian-Shiang Yang and William L. Kath, Northwestern University

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