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Opportunity at Army Aviation & Missile Research, Development, & Engr Center (AMRDEC)

Linear and Nonlinear Light-Matter Interactions

Location

USA Aviation and Missile Command, Quantum Optics

RO# Location
79.10.03.B5388 Redstone Arsenal, AL 358985248

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Scalora, Michael michael.scalora.civ@mail.mil (256) 842-2140

Description

Research efforts include but are not limited to linear and nonlinear light propagation phenomena in metamaterials, harmonic generation in metal- and semiconductor-based nanostructures, gratings, and photonic bandgap structures. We also study Raman scattering, optically dense media, high field intensity propagation in the atmosphere, and develop new numerical algorithms. During the last decade metamaterials have emerged as important new artificial materials that may play a crucial role in future generations of opto-electronic devices. Emphasis is placed on the theoretical aspects of light propagation effects in linear and nonlinear phenomena, with second and third order nonlinearities that lead to effects such as optical limiting, enhancement, or suppression of stimulated and spontaneous emission rates, and effective phase matching conditions for nonlinear frequency conversion. We are also interested in energy transport properties of these structures. Although real devices are three dimensional in nature, one- and two-dimensional systems have usually provided a good starting point because they are simpler to examine and often provide evidence of phenomena that persist in three dimensions.

 

Keywords:
Electromagnetic fields; Propagation effects; Diffraction effects; Linear and nonlinear interactions; Multiyear; Nonlinear propagation; Second and third order nonlinearities; Intense fields; Atmospheric propagation; Metamaterials; Raman;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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