TitleCaustic Light in Nonlinear Photonic Media
Author(s)Zannotti, Alessandro
PublicationCham, Springer International Publishing, 2020.
DescriptionXIII, 180 p. 70 illus., 59 illus. in color : online resource
Abstract NoteCaustics are natural phenomena, forming light patterns in rainbows or through drinking glasses, and creating light networks at the bottom of swimming pools. Only in recent years have scientists started to artificially create simple caustics with laser light. However, these realizations have already contributed to progress in advanced imaging, lithography, and micro-manipulation. In this book, Alessandro Zannotti pioneers caustics in many ways, establishing the field of artificial caustic optics. He employs caustic design to customize high-intensity laser light. This is of great relevance for laser-based machining, sensing, microscopy, and secure communication. The author also solves a long standing problem concerning the origin of rogue waves which appear naturally in the sea and can have disastrous consequences. By means of a far-reaching optical analogy, he identifies scattering of caustics in random media as the origin of rogue waves, and shows how nonlinear light-matter interaction increases their probability
Keyword(s)1. Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory 2. Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics 3. ATOMS 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Electronic materials 7. LASERS 8. OCEANOGRAPHY 9. Optical and Electronic Materials 10. OPTICAL MATERIALS 11. Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices 12. PHOTONICS 13. PHYSICS 14. STATISTICAL PHYSICS
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