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IEEE Photonics Society Los Angeles Chapter
The goal of the Los Angeles Chapter of IEEE Photonics Society is to advance the interests of its members and the photonics community by providing opportunities for information exchange, continuing education on timely topics, sponsoring special events, and supporting student activities.
The Chapter implements outreach activities aimed at communicating the important role of photonics in modern communication and medicine to the general public.
Location: Tesla Room, Engineering IV 53-125
Date & Time: Friday, March 22, 2013, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dynamic Microcavity Resonators
Govind P. Agrawal
University of Rochester
Abstract: Refractive index of the intracavity medium can change with time in the case of dynamic optical resonators. Recently a novel phenomenon known as “adiabatic wavelength conversion” has been discovered in such resonators. We have developed a general theory of light propagation inside dynamic optical resonators using time-dependent perturbation theory of quantum mechanics. In this talk, I present this theory and discuss how it can used to understand the observed behavior in several recent experiments. Dynamic wavelength shifts can also occur in the absence of optical feedback. This situation will be discussed using a novel time-transformation approach.