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Caustic Light in Nonlinear Photonic Media [electronic resource] / by Alessandro Zannotti.

Author/Creator:
Zannotti, Alessandro, author., Author,
Edition:
1st ed. 2020.
Publication:
Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2020.
Series:
Physics and Astronomy (SpringerNature-11651)
Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2190-5053
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (XIII, 180 pages) : 70 illustrations, 59 illustrations in color.
Subjects:
Lasers.
Photonics.
Optical materials.
Electronics -- Materials.
Oceanography.
Statistical physics.
Atoms.
Physics.
Local subjects:
Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices.
Optical and Electronic Materials.
Oceanography.
Applications of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos Theory.
Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics.
System Details:
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Summary:
Caustics 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.
Contents:
Introduction and Motivation
Realization and Exploration of Structured Light and Photonic Structures
Elementary Optical Catastrophes and Caustic-Based Photonic Structures
Propagation-Invariant Caustics
Caustic Networks and Rogue Waves
Conclusion and Outlook.
Contributor:
SpringerLink (Online service)
Contained In:
Springer Nature eBook
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ISBN:
978-3-030-53088-4
9783030530884
Publisher Number:
10.1007/978-3-030-53088-4 doi
Access Restriction:
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