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Lawrence C. Cowsar
Bell Laboratories
Lucent Technologies
cowsar@belllabs.com
http://cm.belllabs.com/who/cowsar/
and
William L. Kath
Northwestern University
Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics
kath@nwu.edu
http://asp.esam.nwu.edu/kath/
The format of the workshop will be presentations and discussions. The workshop has been designed to be small and informal to maximize the opportunities for collaboration.
Thursday  Friday 
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9  

8:30 am  Coffee and Registration  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
9:00 am  <>
Fadil Santosa, Fred Dulles, and William L. Kath 
Introduction 
Optical Interconnects and Local Area Networks  
9:30 am  <>J. Allen Cox
Honeywell Technology Center 
Role of Optics in Very High Throughput Communication for Parallel Processing 
10:00 am  <>John S. Abbott
Corning Incorporated 
Modeling of Light Propagation in 1 and 10 Gigabit LANS 
10:30 am  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
Optical Modeling Techniques  
11:00 am  <>Curtis R. Menyuk
University of Maryland Baltimore County 
Advances in Modeling Optical Fiber Transmission Systems 
11:30 am  <>Dipak Chowdhury
Corning Incorporated 
Component Modeling at Corning Incorporated 
1:30 pm  <>Charles Haggans
CIENA Corporation 
Application of Optical Simulations from the Perspective of a Device and Module Designer 
2:00 pm  <> Robert Indik
University of Arizona 
Modeling Semiconductor Lasers: From Microsopic Physics to Device Applications 
2:30 pm  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
Diffractive Optics I  
3:00 pm  <>Fernando Reitich
University of Minnesota 
Calculation of Electromagnetic and Acoustic Scattering via Boundary Variations and Analytic Continuation 
3:30 pm  <>David Yevick
University of Waterloo 
Studies of Absorbing, ImpedanceMatched and Transparent Boundary Conditions for SchrödingerType Equations 
4:00 pm  Discussion  
5:00  7:00 pm  <>Poster Session and Pizza
Party

Lind Hall 4th Floor 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10  
8:45 am  Coffee  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
Optical Waveguides  
9:00 pm  <>David Dobson
Texas A&M University 
Numerical Modeling and Design Optimization of Periodic Dielectric Structures 
9:30 am  <>Chris White
Lucent Technologies 
Understanding Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in Structured Photonic Crystals 
Diffractive Optics II  
10:00 am  <>Alessandra
Chiareli
3M 
Troubleshooting Fiber Bragg Grating Fabrication with Modeling 
10:30 am  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
Optical Solitons  
11:00 am  <>Alejandro Aceves
University of New Mexico 
Pulse Propagation in Nonlinear Fiber Gratings, Theory and Experiment 
11:30 am  <>Matthew L.
Mitchell
Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies 
Coherent and Incoherent Spatial Solitons 
Reduced Models  
1:30 pm  <>Vladimir S. Grigoryan
University of Maryland Baltimore County 
Comparison of Theory and Experiment for Long Distance Dispersionmanaged Soliton Transmission 
2:00 pm  <>William L. Kath
Northwestern University 
Reduced Model for Returntozero Pulse Propagation in Dispersionmanaged Optical Fibers 
2:30 pm  Break  Reception Room EE/CS 3176 
3:00  4:30 pm  Discussions 
Thursday  Friday 
Name  Department  Affiliation 

John Abbott  Corning Inc.  
Alejandro Aceves  Mathematics & Statistics  University of New Mexico 
Gang Bao  Mathematics  University of Florida/Michigan State University 
William Berglund  Electrical Engineering  University of Minnesota 
Rob Brott  Microreplication Technology Center  3M 
Oscar Bruno  Applied Mathematics  Caltech 
Alessandra Chiareli  Corporate Research Labs  3M 
Dipakbin Qasem Chowdhury  Corning Ins.  
Lawrence Cowsar  Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies  
Allen Cox  Honeywell  
Palle G. Dinesen  Applied Math  Brown University 
David Dobson  Mathematics  Texas A&M University 
Fred Dulles  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  
Avner Friedman  MCIM  University of Minnesota 
Anand Gopinath  Electrical & Computer Engr.  University of Minnesota 
Vladimir S. Grigoryan  Computer Science & Electrical Engineering  University of Maryland 
Charles W. Haggans  Photonic Technologies  CIENA Corporation 
Jan S. Hesthaven  Applied Mathematics  Brown University 
Thomas Hoffend  3M  
Robert Indik  Mathematics  University of Arizona 
Bill Kath  Engineering Science & Applied Math  Northwestern University 
Prakash Koonath  Electrical Engineering  University of Minnesota 
Nathan Kutz  Applied Mathematics  University of Washington 
Chanin Laliew  Electrical Engineering & Computer Science  University of Minnesota 
Gregory G. Luther  Process Engineering and Modeling  Corning Inc. 
Brian Marks  ESAM Department  Northwestern University 
Curtis Menyuk  Computer Science & Electrical Engineering  University of Maryland, Baltimore County 
Willard Miller  Institute for Mathematics and its Applications  
David Misemer  3M  
Matthew Mitchell  Bell Laboratories  Lucent Technologies 
Peter Monk  Mathematical Sciences  University of Delaware 
Arje Nachman  AFOSR/NM  
T. Craig Poling  Lockheed Martin  
Fernando Reitich  Mathematics  University of Minnesota 
Fadil Santosa  MCIM  IMA & Minnesota Center for Industrial Math 
Noel Smyth  Mathematics and Statistics  University of Edinburgh 
Roger Strharsky  Film/Light Management Technology Center  3M 
Tri Van  Mathematics  Air Force Institute of Technology 
Martin J. Vos  CRL SEMS  3M 
Michael I. Weinstein  Fundamental Mathematics Research  Bell Labs  Lucent Technologies 
Chris White  Materials Chemistry Research  Lucent Techologies 
David Yevick  University of Waterloo  
Vadim Zharnitsky  Applied Mathematics  Brown University 
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