Nonlinear Photonics (NP)

Topic Categories

1. Optical Pulses in Nonlinear Waveguides:
  • Parametric and stimulated scattering:
    • Nonlinear pulse shaping and modulational instabilities
    • Pulse compression, and pulse train generation
    • Self-similar pulse propagation
    • Supercontinuum generation
    • Rogue waves
    • Optical shock waves
    • Self- and cross-phase modulation
    • Parametric mixing
    • Harmonic generation
    • Polarization attraction
    • Nonlinear multiphoton absorption
  • Temporal solitons:
    • Generation of bright and dark solitons
    • Stability and control of solitons
    • Polarization effects
    • Soliton-noise interactions
    • Mechanisms for dispersive wave generation
    • Dispersion management
  • Ultra-short pulse modelling:
    • Going beyond the slowly varying envelope approximation
    • Modelling of supercontinuum generation
    • Variational and perturbative methods
2. Spatial and Temporal Nonlinear Interactions in Classical and Quantum Photonics
  • Spatial optical solitons, self-trapping, and self-guiding effects:
    • Bright, dark, and vortex solitons in various nonlinear media
    • Stability of spatial and spatio-temporal solitons, solitary waves, and modulation instability
    • Nonlinear effects in disordered media
    • Interaction of spatial solitons
    • Nonlinear modes in waveguides
    • Nonlinear surface waves and topological states
    • Self-trapping effects in waveguide arrays and discrete spatial solitons
  • Spatio-temporal effects:
    • Spatio-temporal solitons
    • Dispersive shock waves
    • Filamentation and collapse
    • X waves and non-diffracting beams
    • Multimode fiber solitons
    • Spatio-temporal beam dynamics in waveguide arrays
    • Optical turbulence
  • Nonlinear wave interactions in quantum photonics:
    • Generation of photons with spatial and temporal entanglement
    • Coherent photon conversion and single-photon interactions
    • Quantum-classical correspondence in nonlinear wave mixing
  3. Nonlinear Cavities, Active Photonics with Gain and Dissipation, and Light-Matter Interactions
  • Nonlinear interactions in optical cavities and microresonators:
    • Spatial pattern formation in nonlinear cavities and waveguides (transverse and longitudinal)
    • Dissipative solitons in cavities containing nonlinear materials (transverse and longitudinal)
    • Mode locking dynamics
    • Vortex solitons, optical turbulence and rogue waves
    • Parabolic and self-similar pulses
    • Nonlinear dynamics of semiconductor lasers, VCSELs and VECSELs
    • Optical frequency comb generation
    • Random lasers
  • Nonlinear effects in photonic crystals and interactions in periodic structures:
    • Bragg gratings in semiconductor waveguides
    • Nonlinear effects in photonic crystals and Bragg gratings
    • Bragg solitons, gap solitons and dissipative solitons in photonic crystals
    • Devices based on nonlinear interactions in gratings
  • Waveguides and resonators with gain and loss:
    • Nonlinear effects in parity-time symmetric structures
    • Nonlinear optical switching and unidirectional phenomena
    • Supersymmetry and lasers
    • Nonlinear amplifiers and amplifier solitons
    • Short pulse and quasi-CW fiber lasers
  • Opto-mechanical interactions in waveguides and resonators
    • Nonlinear optoacoustic interactions
    • Optomechanics, stimulated Brillouin and Raman scattering
    • Frequency conversion and synchronization
  • Nonlinear light-matter interactions and Bose-Einstein condensation:
    • Exciton-polaritons in semiconductor microcavities and waveguides
    • Cold atoms and Bose-Einstein Condensates in optical lattices and cavities
    • Nonlinear modes and light-matter solitons
  • Active devices and lasers modelling:
    • Models for lasers and amplifiers
    • Mode locking, new techniques
  4. Nonlinear Nanophotonics, Plasmonics, and Metamaterials
  • Nonlinear properties of plasmonic materials
    • Nonlinearity enhancement
    • Surface nonlinearity
    • Nonlocal effects
    • Ultrafast phenomena
    • Self-sustained waves in plasmonic structures
  • Nonlinear scattering by nanoparticles
    • Harmonic generation
    • Frequency mixing
    • Optical trapping and manipulation
  • Nonlinear metamaterials and metasurfaces
    • Nonlinear interactions and propagation in metamaterials
    • Nonlinear enhancement in all-dielectric structures
    • Dispersion engineering and nonlinear phase matching
  • Nonlinear effects in 2D materials
    • Nonlinear interactions in graphene and other mono-atomic-layer materials
    • Topologocal phenomena
  • Finite difference time domain simulations:
    • Full vector solutions to Maxwell’s equations with nonlinearities
    • Pseudo spectral computations
    • Novel algorithms for nanophotonic simulations
  5. All-Optical Nonlinear Devices and Applications
  • Nonlinear Devices and Systems
    • All-optical communications devices and systems
    • All-optical wavelength conversion and signal regeneration
    • Ultrafast switching and packet-switching
    • All-optical signal processing and logic functions
    • Optical storage and memory
    • Slow-light phenomena
    • Optical beam cleaning
    • Dielectric and plasmonic metadevices
    • Microwave photonics
  • Application of cascaded and second order nonlinearities:
    • Second harmonic generation
    • Frequency conversion
    • Quasi-phase-matching
  • Quantum Information
    • Quantum cryptography
    • Quantum computing
    • Quantum photonic chips
    • Teleportation
  • Measurements and microscopy
    • Nonlinear measurement and detection
    • Ultrashort pulse characterization (e.g., FROG, SPIDER)
    • Optical sampling
    • Multiphoton microscopy
    • All-optical monitoring
    • Nonlinear guided wave spectroscopy
  • Novel Nonlinear Materials and Structures:
    • Highly nonlinear fibers (e.g. novel glasses and microstructured fibers)
    • Nonlinear crystals (including photorefractive effects)
    • Nonlinear semiconductors (SOAs, LDs, VCSELs, VECSELs)
    • Quantum-dot materials
    • Graphene and other 2D materials
    • Polymers and organics for waveguides
    • Physics and chemistry of poling including thermal and UV-assisted poling of fibres
  • System modelling:
    • Stochastic effects in communication systems and error estimates
    • Advanced modulation formats
    • Nonlinearities in spatial and mode division multiplexing fiber systems
    • Mitigation of fiber nonlinearity impairments in coherent transmission systems
    • Optical networks