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Working in the Nonlinear Optics Lab

I am always interested in working with students who enjoy independent research projects be that as part of a Reed thesis, summer research or as an independent study. The best way to get involved is to come and talk to me.

  • Experiments with fiber-optic delayed feedback systems -- both the dynamics of individual devices and collective behavior of coupled devices ...
  • Experiments with electronic circuits -- bifurcations, control, synthesized chaos, hybrid dynamical systems, ....
  • Spatial light modulators: Holograms, novel states of light (non-diffracting beams), reservoir computing, coupled map lattices, cluster synchronization, ...
  • Numerics and theory: simulation and analysis of maps and coupled systems with delay, nonlinear time-series analysis, ...