Nonlinear optics is a critical technology for applications such as optical communications, instrumentation and biomedicine. It is the most promising approach for optical processing, by enabling a modification of the properties of a light stream by itself or by using other light streams. Originally demanding high-power lasers and long interaction lengths, nonlinear optics can now be achieved with low power light sources and small footprint devices, owing to the progress in highly nonlinear fibers and waveguides, quasi-phase-matched materials, semiconductors, and photonic-crystal media.
AlKadry, Alaa (Post-doctoral researcher)
Berge, Cameron (BEng)
Kayes, Imrul (PhD)
Lan, Yang (PhD)
Li, Lizhu (PhD)
Tavakoli, Farzan (PhD)
Vanier, Francis (PhD, cosupervised with Yves-Alain Peter, École Polytechnique)
Xing, Si Da (MEng)
Optical signal processing
Optical memory and signal buffering
Novel fiber laser architectures
Nonlinear optical switching
Optical performance monitoring
Highly nonlinear microwires
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