Nonlinear Optics and Laser Emission Through Random Media (Springer Theses) (Paperback)

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Foreword by Prof. Dr. Claudio Conti.- Acknowledgements.- 1 Introduction.- 1.1 Light and Nonlinearity.- 1.2 Light and Disorder.- 1.3 Overview of this thesis.- Part I: Non-resonant systems.- 2 Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.- 2.1 Introduction.- 2.2 Local Case.- 2.3 Nonlocal case.- 3 Weakly Disordered Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.- 3.1 Introduction.- 3.2 The Model.- 3.3 Soliton Perturbation Theory in Nonlocal Media.- 3.4 Application to the Disordered Nonlocal NLS.- 3.5 Nonparaxial Corrections.- 4 Disordered Nonlinear Schroedinger Equation.- 4.1 Introduction.- 4.2 Anderson Localization.- 4.3 The Model.- 4.4 Highly Nonlocal Limit.- 4.5 Instability of Anderson States.- 4.6 Nonlocal Responses.- 4.7 Numerical Results.- 4.8 Beating of Anderson Localizations.- 5 Scale-Free Nonlinearity in Disordered Ferroelectrics.- 5.1 Diffusive Nonlinearity in Disordered Ferroelectrics.- 5.2 Scale-Free Solitons.- 5.3 Scale-Free Instability.- Part II: Resonant systems.- 6 The Maxwell-Bloch equations.- 6.1 Introduction.- 6.2 Generalities.- 6.3 The Numerical Approach.- 6.4 The Soliton Solution of the MB Equations.- 7 Disordered Maxwell-Bloch Equations.- 7.1 Introduction.- 7.2 Soliton Perturbation Theory in Resonant Media.- 7.3 Anderson Localization in Resonant Media.- 8 Glassy Behavior of Laser.- 8.1 Introduction.- 8.2 The Model.- 8.3 Averaged Free Energy.- 8.4 Complexity.- The Phase Diagram.- 9 The Granular Laser.- 9.1 Introduction.- 9.2 Introduction to Random Laser.- 9.3 Experimental Setup and Procedures.- 9.4 The Diffusive Random Laser.- 9.5 The Granular Random Laser.- 10 Conclusions.

About the Author


Dr. Viola Folli is a Post Doctoral scientist working on the theory of nonlinear disordered systems, and on experiments on Random Lasers in the lab of the Institute for Complex Systems, led by Prof. Dr. Claudio Conti, at the Department of Physics of the University of Rome - La Sapienza. The program encompasses applying paradigms and methods from the science of complex systems to light propagation, and investigating the development of complexity and self-organization in nonlinear waves.
Product Details
ISBN: 9789401782067
ISBN-10: 9401782067
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: July 18th, 2014
Pages: 120
Language: English
Series: Springer Theses