Pattern Dynamics in Nonlinear Optical Cavities

Joint Workshop Program

International Tandem Workshop
15 August - 19 August 2016

The workshop will bring together leading experimentalists, theoretical physicists and applied mathematicians to foster an improved understanding of fundamental processes and complex phenome- na in lasers and more general optical cavities. This in turn is expected to lead to smaller, faster and more energy-efficient optical devices that are capable of generating signals, storing them and even processing them.

Topics include

  • Optical extreme events and rogue waves
  • Spatial cavity solitons
  • Temporal cavity solitons
  • Optical cavities subject to delay
  • Ring and fibre lasers
  • Nonlinear dynamics in coupled laser networks
  • Frequency combs, optical clocks, and precision measurements
  • Spontaneous symmetry breaking and pattern formation
  • Random lasers and Anderson localisation
  • Noise effects in mode-locked lasers
  • Acousto-optic interactions in micro-cavities
  • Few photon effects - towards the quantum limit

Invited speakers

Thorsten Ackemann (UK)
Nail Akhmediev (AU)
Andreas Amann (IE)
Uwe Bandelow (DE)
Sylvain Barbay (FR)
Stéphane Barland (FR)
Stefan Breuer (DE)
Marcel G. Clerc (CL)
Cornelia Denz (DE)
Miro Erkintalo (NZ)
Ingo Fischer (ES)
Regine Frank (US)
Goëry Genty (FI)
Alejandro Giacomotti (FR)
Peter Grassberger (CA)
Tatiana Habruseva (IE)
Julien Javaloyes (ES)
Bryan Kelleher (IE)
Laurent Larger (FR)
Cristina Masoller (ES)
Stephan Reitzenstein (DE)
Eckehard Schöll (DE)
Marc Sciamanna (FR)
Moti Segev (IL)
Jorge Tredicce (AR)
Andrei G. Vladimirov (DE)
Sebastian Wieczorek (IE)
Frank Wise (US)

Scientific Coordinators

Neil Broderick
(The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Bernd Krauskopf 
(The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Kathy Lüdge
(Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)


Katrin Lantsch
(Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany)


The deadline for applications was 15 May 2016. The participants' list is closed.

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