Computational Modelling Group

Nonlinear Optics in Structured Material

Peter Horak, Neil Broderick

Schematic of a microcoil resonator

Structured materials such as photonic crystals, optical fibres, Bragg gratings etc. are the ideal material for nonlinear optics. Properly engineered materials allows one to control which nonlinear interactions are observed and enhanced whilst other nonlinear interactions can be neglected. This work looks both at fundamental ideas as well as the fabrication of devices for advanced telecommunications.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Photonics

Algorithms and computational methods: Evolutionary Algorithms, Finite differences, Inverse problems

Simulation software: COMSOL

Programming languages and libraries: C, Mathematica, Matlab

Computational platforms: Iridis, Linux, Mac OS X

Transdisciplinary tags: Complex Systems