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Is there a future in nonlinear optics?

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I don't know much about nonlinear optics, but does doing a PhD in this field give you a chance in landing a job in the industry afterwards? i.e what does the job market look like?

I always kinda thought that nonlinear optics was a very mature field and hence the opportunity to do exciting research is very small, but maybe this is not the case?
 

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J77
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Can you be more specific?

Experimental or theoretical?
 
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theoretical definitely
 
J77
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theoretical definitely
So like, nonlinear schrodinger equation; ginzberg-landau equation, swift-hohenberg...

There's definitely loads more work being down/to do in this field.

Of course, you'd become an expert in PDEs - you can do analytical work here, as well as numerical - for the latter, a big thing at the moment is formation/dynamics of patterns, spiral wave instabilities etc.

These type of things can be taken from nonlinear optics and applied to other fields, eg. medical applications - heart palpatations etc.

The skills you would learn are easily applicable to the research industry.
 

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