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Nonlinear Dynamics of Partially Coherent Beams


Naval Research Laboratory, DC, Plasma Physics

opportunity location
64.15.76.C0652 Washington, DC 203755321


name email phone
Bahman Hafizi 202.767.2874


This research opportunity focuses on the fundamental nature of partially coherent optical beams interacting and propagating in nonlinear media such as air and water.  This research will sit at the intersection of nonlinear optics and statistical optics. Topics include experimental and theoretical problems in optical self-focusing, modulation instabilities, and frequency generation.  Experimental approaches include building a coherence function generator and wave statistics diagnostics. Theory will be advanced with ensemble simulations of the nonlinear Schrodinger equation using in-house codes. By understanding the interplay of nonlinear effects with field fluctuations and correlations we will mitigate randomness and develop new modes of optical beam control. 

key words
nonlinear optics; statistical optics; partially coherent; self-focusing; high power lasers; ultrashort pulse lasers


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


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$94,199.00 $3,000.00
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