CLEO:2016 began with seven well-attended Short Courses, including SC149—which is recapped below. There are still seats available for courses on Monday and Tuesday. If you would like to add valuable, personal instruction to your attendance at the conference, consider adding a Short Course to your schedule.
Attendees to Sunday’s “Foundations of Nonlinear Optics” Short Course were given an overview of the important concepts and phenomena related to nonlinear optics. Robert Fisher, of R. A. Fisher Associates, presented many of the core ideas that underlie the varied and expansive field of nonlinear optical effects.
Fisher’s course approached its concepts with intuitive demonstrations and descriptions that connected seemingly different effects by their common underlying physics. Discussions of self phase modulation followed naturally from those of optical Kerr effects, for example.
This overview course also covered Pockels effects, second harmonic generation, higher order effects, stimulated scattering effects, and photorefractors. With audio and visual illustrations to accompany governing equations of these effects, Fisher provided students with an applicable intuition of the nonlinear optics fundamentals.
Note: Short Courses require an additional fee to attend. Students receive a significant discount.
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