Modeling, simulations an experiments in light filamentation


Modeling, simulations an experiments in light filamentation
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
3:30PM – 5PM
POB 6.304

Alejandro Aceves

Since the first observation of a nonlinear process in light matter interaction, more powerful lasers have opened new ways to explore nonlinear phenomena, including intense light filament propagation in the atmosphere. Motivated by experiments and applications, in this talk I will present a brief overview of the basic principles leading to nonlinear Schrӧdinger-like equations, evolving into current challenges on modeling and simulations.

He earned his MS in Applied Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology in 1983 and his PhD in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona in 1988. Between 1989 and 2008, he moved through the ranks from Assistant to Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of New Mexico, where he held the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics between 2004 and 2008. He is currently Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University. He has had visiting positions at Brown University, Universita di Brescia Italy, University of Limoges and University of Rouen, France and Deusto Tech, Bilbao. He has been a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the US Air Force Laboratory. His main research area has been in modeling in Nonlinear Optics and Photonics. In 2016, he was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

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