Special Issue "Recent Advances in Statistical Optics and Plasmonics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (12 July 2019).
Interests: statistical nonlinear optics; rogue waves; solitons; self-similarity; random lasers; optical coherence; fiber optics; statistical plasmonics; random walks and speckle statistics
Interests: nano-photonics; polymer photonics; novel optical materials; near-field optics; optical communication; solid-state organic lasers
Statistical optics deals with the optical fields generated by realistic light sources, such as multimode lasers, light-emitting diodes, random lasers, etc., which are inherently noisy, or by light with controllable coherence, such as coherent light randomly modulated by rotating ground glass diffusers or spatial light modulators. Light propagation through—and scattering by—random media, such as the turbulent atmosphere, falls under the purview of statistical optics as well. The study of random light field coherence and statistics, apart from its intrinsic fundamental interest, opens up a door to diverse applications, including lithography and image resolution, spatial and/or temporal ghost imaging, beam and pulse shaping in free space, optical fibers and random media as well as the information transfer through random media and optical communications, to mention but a few exciting avenues. Recently, there has been growing interest in the exploration of random light statistics on propagation in nonlinear media. In particular, rogue wave and extreme event generation in conservative and amplifying optical media has triggered a flurry of research activity, highlighting the reinvigorated interest in the fundamental subject of non-Gaussian statistics emergence in nonlinear optical systems. Lately, the generation of surface plasmon polaritons with controllable statistical properties has intrigued the plasmonics community as such partially coherent surface plasmon polaritons can prove versatile tools for near-field interaction studies, nanoparticle manipulation, and information and/or energy transfer on the nanoscale. These advances are giving rise to a burgeoning field of statistical plasmonics.
The objective of this Special Issue is to showcase recently obtained results and highlight exciting new developments in this thriving field. Original contributions and concise reviews on any topic related to statistical optics and plasmonics, linear or nonlinear, experimental or theoretical, are welcome.
Prof. Sergey A. Ponomarenko
Prof. Sergei Popov
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- non-Gaussian statistics
- surface plasmon polaritons
- rogue waves
- nonlinear waves
- random lasers
- random media
- partially coherent beams and pulses
- ghost imaging...