Event Detail

Event Type: 
M.Sc. Presentation
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 10:00 to 12:00
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We introduce and compare two nonlinear models for the macroscopic polarization in the constitutive law for the electric displacement in Maxwell's equations. These are called the Kerr and Duffing models and are both used as phenomenological models for the Kerr effect in nonlinear optics. We compare the models using exact solutions based on Jacobi-Elliptic functions, energy estimates and techniques from dynamical systems.