|Location:||MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 3 Forbes Road, Lexington, MA 02420|
|Dinner Reservation Deadline:||April 18, 2016 @ 6pm|
Light that Twists inside fibers
A recently developed fiber that has a ring-shaped core has enabled their stable generation and propagation in optical fibers for distances of up to kilometres. Since fibers are well known for their ability to offer nonlinear and dispersive tailoring of light, this additionally opens the door to studying and exploiting nonlinear phenomena with such beams. This talk will discuss recent results and intriguing possibilities enabled by fiber propagation of beams that have long been considered interesting, but hitherto unstable in nature.