In collaboration with: Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Novosibirsk State University, Institute of Automatics and Electrometry, Russian Academy of Science.
15 July 2013
19 July 2013
Trieste - Italy
LB (Euler Lecture Hall)
V. Zakharov (USA), D. Wiersma (Italy), S. Turitsyn (UK). ICTP Local Organizer: J. Niemela
This Workshop brings together a number of leading experts in the physics of disordered systems, nonlinear science, wave turbulence, nonlinear photonics and fibre optics to discuss recent progress and synergy emerging at the interface of these fields.
The study of wave propagation and localization in disordered media is a fundamental problem having interdisciplinary links with a range of practical applications. Photonics is one of the examples where the ideas and concepts originating in the theory of disordered systems found numerous research demonstrations and engineering applications. In particular, the concept of random lasers exploiting multiple scattering in amplifying disordered media to generate coherent light has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. Recent general advances in lasers and fibre optics have created new opportunities both for the studies of disordered systems using high precision optical experiments and for applications and development of new concepts in photonics. In particular, nonlinear effects in periodic and disordered optical systems are expected to lead to new interesting phenomena and photonic manifestations of classical physical effects from solitons to turbulence. Wave turbulence is a fundamental physical problem that has numerous applications far beyond its origin in fluid mechanics. This is a problem of describing the state of a system with many degrees of freedom far from thermal equilibrium. The optical wave turbulence makes an interesting link between classical field of turbulence and lasers playing a role of the key physical phenomenon underlying operation of an important and a fast developing class of lasers - fibre lasers.
- wave transport in disordered systems and localization;
- wave turbulence;
- nonlinear photonics
- random lasers;
- nonlinear optical random systems;
- fibre optics.
The Workshop will consist of comprehensive pedagogical lectures given by key experts in each of the fields and will allow ample time for discussions.
For instruction on how to apply, please refer to the announcement (link below uplodaed).
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
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Strada Costiera 11 I-34151 Trieste
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