Accession Number:

ADA495287

Title:

Nonlinear Wave Propagation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Mar 2006-30 Nov 2008

Corporate Author:

COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER DEPT OF APPLIED MATHEMATICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-02-12

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

The objective of this basic research project is to derive and interrogate mathematical models of the propagation of ultrashort pulses in mode locked lasers particularly Tisapphire, the nonlinear propagation of light in certain optical waveguides and photonic lattices, and the nonlinear propagation of light in chi2 media. The PI and his research team will study the nonlinear partial differential equations that arise from the full nonlinear Maxwell equations under various asymptotic limits. He will also employ elements of soliton theory as well as the inverse spectral transform. In addition he will pursue numerical approaches. The AF would be able to exploit mode locked lasers to speed up the calculation of cross-correlations between reference and backscattered signals in radars and would be able to exploit the optical switching promised by lattices and chi2 materials to field circuitless computers.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE