Light Induced Photonic Lattices and Soliton Based Signaling and Navigation
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SAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIV CA
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This grant support from the Army Research Office through 2004 DoD Instrumentation and Research Support Program for HBCUMIs has been used for acquisition of equipment to enhance nonlinear optics research and optics education programs at San Francisco State University SFSU. The primary objective of the proposed project is to study optically-induced photonic lattices and discrete-solitons based on partially incoherent light, and to explore the possibility of using discrete solitons as information carriers for soliton-based switching, routing, and navigation. Another objective is to promote education and research of students at San Francisco State University, one of the national HBCUMIs., in the fields of physical sciences and engineering. As reported below, the work proposed in this project has been successfully completed, with more than 10 referred papers published during the project year which have credited ARO. About a dozen students have participated in this project. Our work has been featured in Optics Photonic News, Physics Today and Technology Research News.
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