Light matter interaction in chaotic resonators

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/613655
Title:
Light matter interaction in chaotic resonators
Authors:
Liu, Changxu ( 0000-0003-1196-7447 )
Abstract:
Chaos is a complex dynamics with exponential sensitivity to the initial conditions. Since the study of three-body problem by Henri Poincare, chaos has been extensively studied in many systems, ranging from electronics to fluids, brains and more recently photonics. Chaos is a ubiquitous phenomenon in Nature, from the gigantic oceanic waves to the disordered scales of white beetles at nanoscale. The presence of chaos is often unwanted in applications, as it introduces unpredictability,which makes it difficult to predict or explain experimental results. Inspired by how chaos permeates the natural world, this thesis investigates on how the interaction between light and chaotic structure can enhance the performance of photonics devices. With a proper design of the lighter-mater interaction in chaotic resonators, I illustrate how chaos can be used to enhance the ability of an optical cavity to store electromagnetic energy, realize a blackbody system composed of gold nanoparticles, localize light beyond the diffraction limit and control the phase transition of super-radiance.
Advisors:
Fratalocchi, Andrea ( 0000-0001-6769-4439 )
Committee Member:
Ooi, Boon S. ( 0000-0001-9606-5578 ) ; Han, Yu; Peccianti, Marco
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
Program:
Electrical Engineering
Issue Date:
11-May-2016
Type:
Dissertation
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dc.contributor.advisorFratalocchi, Andreaen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Changxuen
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-19T08:47:11Z-
dc.date.available2016-06-19T08:47:11Z-
dc.date.issued2016-05-11-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/613655-
dc.description.abstractChaos is a complex dynamics with exponential sensitivity to the initial conditions. Since the study of three-body problem by Henri Poincare, chaos has been extensively studied in many systems, ranging from electronics to fluids, brains and more recently photonics. Chaos is a ubiquitous phenomenon in Nature, from the gigantic oceanic waves to the disordered scales of white beetles at nanoscale. The presence of chaos is often unwanted in applications, as it introduces unpredictability,which makes it difficult to predict or explain experimental results. Inspired by how chaos permeates the natural world, this thesis investigates on how the interaction between light and chaotic structure can enhance the performance of photonics devices. With a proper design of the lighter-mater interaction in chaotic resonators, I illustrate how chaos can be used to enhance the ability of an optical cavity to store electromagnetic energy, realize a blackbody system composed of gold nanoparticles, localize light beyond the diffraction limit and control the phase transition of super-radiance.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subjectLight matter interactionen
dc.subjectChaosen
dc.subjectEnergy harvestingen
dc.titleLight matter interaction in chaotic resonatorsen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
thesis.degree.grantorKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen_GB
dc.contributor.committeememberOoi, Boon S.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHan, Yuen
dc.contributor.committeememberPeccianti, Marcoen
thesis.degree.disciplineElectrical Engineeringen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
dc.person.id118501en
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