OSE Seminar by Dr. Alejandro Aceves on Recent trends in nonlinear optics and photonics: A mathematical modeling perspective

Departmental News

Dr. Alejandro Aceves

Posted: February 24, 2020

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 

Time:  11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Location:  PAIS, Room 2540

Map to PAIS:

PAIS is Building 114
Room 2540 is located on the second floor.  Go up the center steps and turn left. Go to the end of the hall and Room 2540 is located on the left. 

ADA Accommodations are available. Please contact Doris Williams at dorisw@chtm.unm.edu.


Dr. Alejandro Aceves
Department of Mathematics, Southern Methodist University


Nonlinear optics and photonics research is an active field with new phenomena and applications to be explored in the immediate future. It also remains to be a platform to study similar processes in other fields that relate to nonlinear wave phenomena. Examples include parity-time symmetry, fractional diffraction, and light filamentation. In this talk, I will discuss the mathematical challenges we face in studying nonlinear processes as they emerge in novel optical systems.


He earned his MS in Applied Mathematics at the California Institute of Technology in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona in 1988. Between 1989 and 2008, he moved through the ranks from Assistant to Full Professor of Mathematics at the University of New Mexico, where he held the position of Chair of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics between 2004 and 2008. He is currently Professor and Department Chair of Mathematics at Southern Methodist University. He has had visiting positions at Brown University, Universita di Brescia, Italy, University of Limoges and University of Rouen, France and Deusto Tech, Bilbao. He has been a visiting scientist at many research institutions including the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the US Air Force Laboratory, and Bell Laboratories. His main research area has been in modeling in Nonlinear Optics and Photonics and his research has been funded by the NSF, DOE, and DOD. In 2016, he was elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America.