Topic Categories

Nonlinear Photonics (NP)



Nonlinear Photonics (NP)

27 - 31 julho 2014
Barcelona, Spain

Topic Categories

The Nonlinear Photonics meeting is a venue for researchers interested in all aspects of nonlinear optical processes in structures, devices and systems. Papers will be considered in the following topic categories:

1. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Effects
2. Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Fiber
3. Computational Analysis, Design and Modeling of Dissipative and Conservative Systems
4. Dissipative Solitons, Rogue Waves and Ultra-short Pulse Modelling
5. Poling, Spatial and Periodic Nonlinear Effects
6. Active and Dissipative Effects
7. All-Optical Devices and Applications
8. Novel Nonlinear Materials and Structures

Topic Categories

1. Temporal and Spatiotemporal Effects

  • Spatiotemporal effects

    • Spatiotemporal solitons

    • Filamentation

  • Nonlinear effects in fibers:

    • Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) and Brillouin Scattering (SBS)

    • Cross phase modulation

    • Four-wave mixing

    • Self-phase modulation

    • Third-harmonic generation

    • Two-photon absorption
       

2. Nonlinear Pulse Propagation in Fiber

  • Nonlinear pulse broadening and modulational instabilities

    • Pulse compression, and pulse train generation

    • Self similar pulse propagation

  • Temporal solitons in fibers:

    • Generation of bright and dark solitons

    • Stability of soliton trains, and soliton control

    • Polarization effects, Soliton-noise interaction

    • Dispersion management

    • Application in transmission systems

  • Cascaded and second order nonlinearities:

    • Second harmonic

    • X-waves

    • Frequency conversion

    • Quasi phase matching
       

3. Computational Analysis, Design and Modeling of Dissipative and Conservative Systems

  • FDTD:

    • Full vector solutions to Maxwell’s equations with nonlinearities

    • Pseudo spectral computations

    • Novel algorithms for solutions
       

4. Dissipative Solitons, Rogue Waves and Ultra-short Pulse Modelling

  • Going beyond the slowly varying envelope approximation

  • Modelling of super continuum generation

  • Pulse compression effects

  • Active device modelling:

    • Laser models

    • Mode locking, new techniques

    • Rogue waves in laser systems

  • System modelling:

    • Stochastic modelling for communication systems and error estimates

    • Effects of polarization and amplifiers

    • Novel modulation formats
       

 5. Poling, Spatial and Periodic Nonlinear Effects

  • Spatial optical solitons, self-trapping, and self-guiding effects:

    • Generation of bright and dark solitons via second order, third order and photorefractive effects

    • Longitudinal and transverse stability of solitary waves, modulation instability and spatio-temporal effects

    • Nonlinear effects in disordered media

    • Interaction of spatial solitons

    • Nonlinear guided modes in waveguides and at nonlinear interfaces, self-trapping effects in waveguide arrays and discrete spatial solitons

  • Nonlinear effects in periodic structures:

    • Bragg gratings in semiconductor waveguides

    • Nonlinear effects in photonic crystals and Bragg gratings

    • Bragg solitons, gap solitons and solitons in photonic crystals

    • Devices based on nonlinear interactions in gratings

    • Spatial pattern formation in nonlinear cavities and waveguides
       

6. Active and Dissipative Effects

  • Nonlinear amplifiers and amplifier solitons

  • Spatial solitons in cavities containing nonlinear materials, vortex solitons

  • Parabolic and self-similar pulses and lasers

  • Nonlinear modes and solitons in trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates and optical lattices;

  • nonlinear guided wave atom-optics

  • Waveguide and glass poling

  • Physics and chemistry of poling

  • Advances in thermal and uv-assisted poling of fibres and waveguides

  • Devices based on poled glass
     

 7. All-Optical Devices and Applications

  • Nonlinear Devices and Systems

    • All-Optical Communications Devices and Systems

    • All-Optical Wavelength Conversion

    • All-Optical Signal Regeneration

    • Ultrafast Switching and Packet-Switching

    • All-Optical Signal Processing and Logic Functions

    • Optical storage and memory

    • Slow Light Phenomena

    • Entangled Photons (e.g. Quantum Cryptography, fiber-based EPR sources, quantum computing)

    • Other devices and systems

    • Nonlinear Measurement and Detection

    • FROG / SPIDER

    • Optical sampling

    • Multiphoton microscopy

    • All-Optical Monitoring

    • Nonlinear guided wave spectroscopy
       

8. Novel Nonlinear Materials and Structures

  • Novel Nonlinear Materials

  • Highly nonlinear fibers (e.g. novel glasses, photonic crystal fibers, poled fibers and nonsilica

  • glasses)

  • Nonlinear crystals (materials with improved photorefractive effects)

  • Photonic crystals

  • Nonlinear semiconductors (SOAs, LDs, VECSELs)

  • QD-materials

  • Polymers and organics for waveguides

  • Quasi-phase matched structures: cascaded nonlinearities, designer gratings

  • Metamaterials

  • Fabrication of micro and nano-structured materials, Bragg gratings, micro-ring resonators, and optimized nonlinear materials