Advanced Statistical Methods Applied To Photonics
Presented by: Ivan T. Lima
From: The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NDSU

Friday, October 5, 2012
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
325 Hagen Hall

In this talk will be presented a summary of the research on advanced Monte Carlo methods applied to photonics that were and that are currently being conducted by Dr. Ivan Lima and his collaborators. Most of this work was carried out in the Photonics & Bioengineering Laboratory at North Dakota State University. This research laboratory, which was founded by Dr. Lima in August 2003, had its initial focus on the application of advanced Monte Carlo methods to investigate the impact of polarization effects in optical fiber communications systems and to study mitigation techniques for the polarization impairments. The research activities of the laboratory also include the characterization of the signal and of the noise in optical coherence tomography systems for the development of new signal processing techniques to enhance the imaging depth of those systems and the development of a novel volumetric display exploiting nonlinear effects in nanocrystal quantum dots. This talk will also share information on the academic resources in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Dakota State University that are available to MSUM students through the Tri-College.