Nonlinear signal processing

M. Centurion, Mankei Tsang, D. Psaltis
2005 2005 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings  
We have studied the propagation of femtosecond pulses in a Kerr medium both experimentally and numerically. The nonlinear propagation in a Kerr material leads to the formation of optical patterns and filaments [1]. We investigate the similarities between the propagation of light pulses in a Kerr medium and the evolution of fluid dynamical systems, and propose the use of an optical system to simulate fluid dynamics.
doi:10.1109/leos.2005.1548064 fatcat:iqm5kmbwtfanpaig5wwqzuh57i