SIG Meeting: Wave Turbulence in Nonlinear Optics, BECs, and Related Areas


The aim of the second meeting of the UK Fluids Network sponsored Special Interest Group (SIG) in Wave Turbulence is to outline the major challenges and obstacles to applying the wave turbulence paradigm to nonlinear optics, BECs, and related areas; essentially those that can be described by the nonlinear Schrödinger equation. Through talks and designated "round-table" discussions, the objective of this meeting is to:

  • Bring together UK-based nonlinear optics and BECs communities under a wave turbulence framework
  • Outline problems, challenges, and obstacles in future nonlinear optics and BECs research that could be overcome with new developments in the wave turbulence approach

If you would like to register, please email Jason Laurie.

Venue and Directions

The meeting will be held at Aston University in the centre of Birmingham, UK. Information regarding travel to Aston can be found on the following webpage URL. The location of the meeting will be in room MB727 of the main building. On arrival, please go to the main reception and recieve a vistors pass before taking the red skylift to the 7th floor.

Lunch and Dinner will be provided at the Courtyard Restaurant in the Conference Aston building.

Those staying the night have a Bed and Breakfast room at the Conference Aston Hotel URL.


Monday 11th December

13:50-14:00 Welcome
14:00-14:40 Sergey Nazarenko Overview of wave turbulence approaches in nonlinear optics and BECs
14:40-15:20 Davide Proment Wave turbulence in Bose-Einstein condensates
15:20-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-16:40 Luca Galantucci Reconnection-driven sound waves in a trapped atomic Bose-Einstein condensate
16:40-17:20 Guillaume Huyet A long OCT laser
17:20-18:00 Sergey Sergeyev Vector rogue waves in fibre lasers
19:00 Dinner at Conference Aston

Tuesday 12th December

09:00-09:40 Tobias Grafke Rogue waves and extreme ccean surface elevation: large deviations for deterministic systems
09:40-10:20 Giovanna Tissoni Extreme events in laser systems
10:20-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-11:40 Mariia Sorokina Implementation of machine learning in optics
11:40-12:20 Srikanth Sugavanam Overview of measurements of coherent structures in quasi-turbulent laser radiation
12:20-13:00 Michael Stich Suppression of defect turbulence in the complex Ginzburg-Landau equation with standing and travelling waves
13:00 Lunch at Conference Aston