FunFACS News

FunFACS demonstrates possibility to map defects in VCSEL by cavity solitons.
Soliton starter: Realization of cavity soliton laser spotlighted as exceptional research by Physical Review Letters.
Realization of cavity soliton laser with saturable absorption using two coupled VCSELs reported in Physical Review Letters.
Invited talk of T. Ackemann at IEEE LEOS Winter Topicals, Innsbruck, Jan. 2009
FunFACS organize special sessions at EOS Topical meeting EOS in Paris, Sept 29-Oct 2, 2008.

Advance programme of FunFACS related sessions.

Co-Sponser: Ile de France.

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FunFACS researcher gives tutorial: Dissipative Cavity Solitons.
FunFACS researchers organize 2 minisymposia at SIAM in Rome, July 21-24, 2008.


FunFACS again in Read the FunFACS story and explanations by the Coordinator
Press release: Finding the right solitons for future networks
FunFACS in The story of the Cavity Soliton Laser
FunFACS research covered in Solitons underpin new laser (free but registration needed)
FunFACS hits title page of Applied Physics Letters: Demonstration of an all-optical delay line based on solitons.
Realization of Cavity Soliton Laser reported in Physical Review Letters
FunFACS partners present invited minisymposium talks at SIAM meeting in Snowbird, Utah, May 28 - June 1, 2007.

See Oppo, and Ackemann et al.

FunFACS realizes a Cavity Soliton Laser based on VCSELs with frequency-selective feedback.
Several FunFACS partners presented invited talks at PIERS in Beijing, March 26-30, 2007.


The spring school on "Solitons in Cavities" took place in Cargèse, France from May 8-12, 2006.

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The November issue of Applied Physics B is a special issue on "Dynamics in Nonlinear Optics and Quantum Optics", which includes latest news as well as review articles on cavity solitons and self-organization in nonlinear optics by several members of the FunFACS as well as by other researchers.
There was an international workshop on Dissipative Solitons, January 23 - 29 2006, Dresden, Germany.
Scientific Coordinators: Nail Akhmediev (Australian National University, Australia)
Len Pismen (Technion, Israel)
Yves Pomeau (École Normale Supérieure, France)
Invited speakers from FunFACS: W. Firth (UK)
L. Lugiato (I)

Several FunFACS members gave presentations at Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, 6-9 September 2005, Dresden, Germany.
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The FunFACS contract was signed on June 16 2005.