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Nonlinear Optics and Laser Emission through Random Media

Authors: Folli, Viola

  • Reports on the first experimental evidence of lasing in granular media 
  • Provides a thorough study of the interaction between non linearity and disorder, the pivotal processes underlying the localization of light 
  • A deep exploration into the new field of complex photonics 
  • Nominated as an outstanding contribution by the University of Rome
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Disorder is everywhere, inherently present in nature, and is commonly believed to be a synonymous with disturbance. As a consequence, the methodical and customary study of the dynamics of the electromagnetic field, both in the linear and nonlinear optical regimes, leans to rule out it from the treatment.
On the other hand, nonlinearity enriches the physical disciplines and brings them closer to reality with respect to the linear approximation. Nonlinearity allows to stimulate a wide and rich ensemble of optical responses that beautifies the role of matter in the active processes with electromagnetic fields.
Independently of each other, both of these mechanisms foster localization of light. What happens when light enlightens their synergistic interaction?
When pushed together, light, disorder and nonlinearity make new and intriguing phenomena emerge. This text provides a comprehensive investigation of the role of disorder in the nonlinear optical propagation both in transparent media and lasers.  Eventually, disorder promotes and enhances complex nonlinear dynamics opening new perspectives in applied research driven by the processes of localization of the electromagnetic field. The first experimental study of laser emission in granular media unveils how randomness magnifies and largely affect laser-matter interactions.
Viola Folli in her research work touches and deepens the leading milestones of the new science named Complex Photonics.

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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.

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“This 117 pages long monograph from the series ‘Springer theses’, ‘a selection of the very best Ph.D. thesis from around the world and across the physical sciences’, treats the interplay between light and matter in the interaction with intense fields taking into account the rule of nonlinearity and disorder. … The book is intended for newcomers in this field as well as for professionals who are interested in more detailed background information, and could stimulate new developments.” (Georg Hebermehl, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1259, 2013)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Optics and Laser Emission through Random Media
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4513-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4513-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4512-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8206-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 120
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