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Novel Optical Functionalities Via Non-Hermitian Engineering

In this talk I will show how the notion of non-Hermitian engineering can be utilized to construct novel photonic structures with new functionalities. In the first part of the talk I will present recent results from our work on supersymmetric single mode laser arrays. In the second part, I will show how spectral engineering of dissipation can be used to achieve nonlinear wave mixing even when conventional phase matching condition between the different components is not satisfied.

Bio: Ramy El-Ganainy received his PhD, in 2009, from College of Optics and Photonics (CREOL), University of Central Florida. Afterwards, he spent few years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and the Max Planck Institute for the physics of complex systems. He is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Physics, Michigan Technological University (MTU) where he is also affiliated with the Henes Center for Quantum Phenomena. His research work focuses on investigating complex light wave dynamics.

For further information please contact amit.agrawal [at] (Amit Agrawal), 301-975-4633

Ramy El-Ganainy

Michigan Technological University

Created April 12, 2016, Updated May 13, 2016