CARDIALLY workshop on nonlinear time series

The workshop took place during the Summer School – “Complexity in Nonlinear Photonics” which was held 25-29 September, 2017 in Como, Italy.  It was organized by the CARDIALLY Work package leaders with the support of external funds provided by the University of Brescia, Italy and Aston University, UK .

The Workshop included the following lectures:

  1. Keynote lecture by Dr. Ljupco Hadzievski: “Photonic Entrepreneurship” in which he covered problems and challenges of the CARDIALLY project and development of real products based on the research concepts and techniques developed within the CARDIALLY.
  2. Dr. Ekaterina Golovchenko from IPG Photonics, USA has been invited to share experience of product development in USA: “Photonics Product development – from the drawing board to the market-place”;
  3. Prof. Stephane Barland, CNRS, France presented a talk on the “Regenerative memory in neuromorphic photonic resonators” that can offer new ways to implement fast optical processing of bio-medical signals;
  4. Prof. Claudio Conti, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy, presented new ideas on linking methods of complex systems and bio-medical applications: “Complex photonics: towards quantum technologies and bio-medicine”;
  5. Prof. Ingo Fischer, UlB-CSIC, Spain, gave a lecture on emerging possibilities to use reservoir computing using telecom systems as an example: “Information processing in telecommunication systems”.

These approaches can be applied not only to telecom, but to a variety of nonlinear time series. In general, the Summer School focused on comprehensive review talks from major figures in complementary areas of photonics. The areas covered by the Summer School included: complexity of optical communication systems, in particular topics such as the nonlinear Fourier transform and transmission over multimode fibres, complexity in quantum systems emulated in photonics (including optical computing), PT-symmetric systems, complexity of emerging novel materials and components like meta-surfaces and micro-resonators. The complexity in bio-medical photonic applications will be also considered as a high priority topic.