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IQSE AMO/QO Physics Seminar

"Transverse-spatial-mode correlations in nonlinear optics"

Robert N. Lanning
Louisiana State University


I will present a second quantization procedure for multi-transverse-spatial mode Gaussian beam dynamics in nonlinear interactions. Previous treatments have focused on the spectral density and angular distribution of spatial modes. I'll go a layer deeper by investigating the complex transverse-spatial mode in each angular-spatial mode. Furthermore, to demonstrate the theory, I will discuss four-wave mixing and parametric down-conversion schemes, showing how one can elucidate and tailor the underlying multi-transverse-spatial mode structure along with it's quantum properties.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
IQSE Seminar Room, 12:00 Noon
(578 MPHY)

Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering
Texas A&M University

Sandwiches and soda to be served at 11:30 a.m.

Host: Dr. Marlan Scully