Vicente Aboites

Vicente Aboites
Centro de Investigaciones en Optica | CIO · Division of Photonics

Fellow Institute of Physics UK

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Introduction
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, U.K. I have published more than 150 articles and 16 books in addition to several book chapters and more than one thousand popular science, pedagogy and science policy articles. My fields of research are Lasers and Dynamic of Systems. I also have a serious interest in Philosophy of Science.
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August 2007 - July 2008
Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT)
Position
  • Investigador Visitante
Description
  • Chaos in Laser Systems
August 1999 - July 2000
Centro de Investigación en Matemáticas (CIMAT)
Position
  • Investigador Visitante
Description
  • Research in chaotic laser resonators
January 1993 - January 1994
Imperial College London
Position
  • Marie Curie Fellow
Description
  • Research in laser physics
Education
June 1999 - April 2003
Birkbeck, University of London
Field of study
  • Philosophy
August 1985 - January 1986
Sorbonne Université
Field of study
  • Electronique et Control
July 1981 - December 1985
University of Essex
Field of study
  • Physics

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Publications (197)
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A brief introduction to Nancy Cartwright’s philosophy of science is presented along with an analysis of several of her thoughtful and controversial views. Nancy Cartwright came to revolutionize the philosophy of science by presenting original and provocative philosophical positions using specific concepts such as: capacity, ceteris paribus laws, no...
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A brief introduction to Nancy Cart-wright's philosophy of science is presented along with an analysis of several of her thoughtful and controversial views. Nancy Cartwright came to revolutionize the philosophy of science by presenting original and provocative philosophical positions using specific concepts such as: capacity, ceteris paribus laws, n...
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In this work, the Lotka–Volterra equations where applied to laser physics to describe population inversion and the number of emitted photons. Given that predation and stimulated emissions are analogous processes, two rate equations where obtained by finding suitable para meter transformations for a three-level laser. This resulted in a set of diffe...
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In this work, the Lotka–Volterra equations where applied to laser physics to describe population inversion and the number of emitted photons. Given that predation and stimulated emissions are analogous processes, two rate equations where obtained by finding suitable parameter transformations for a three-level laser. This resulted in a set of differ...
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In this article an introduction to the dynamical behavior of a beam within a ring phase-conjugated optical resonator is presented and modeled using two-dimensional iterative maps. Four well known iterative maps are described: Duffing, Tinkerbell, Hénon, and Standard and are applied to the description of optical resonators. It is explicitly shown ho...
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In this article, a beam within a ring phase conjugated laser is described by means of a Van der Pol bidimensional dynamic map using an ABCD matrix approach. Explicit expressions for the intracavity chaos-generating matrix elements were obtained; furthermore, computer calculations for different values of Van der Pol map's parameters were made. The r...
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En este artículo se presenta una breve introducción a la filosofía de la ciencia de Nancy Cartwright, esto a partir de una crítica y análisis físico y filosófico de varias de sus publicaciones, en particular "How the Laws of Physics Lie" [1] y "The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science" [2]. Nancy Cartwright es conocida por lo origina...
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We propose an experimental arrangement to increase pulse energy in the array of erbium-doped fiber lasers (EDFLs). The experimental setup consists of three coupled periodically modulated multistable EDFLs; one master laser and two slave lasers. The master laser is tuned to the coexisting attractor with the largest peak amplitude and synchronizes th...
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In this paper we present a third order differential equation that has the Pochhammer polynomials from orders one through four as solutions. Obtaining this equation is useful to characterize the Pochhammer polynomials in a similar way to other families of special polynomials. We believe that an equation for higher orders is possible following the sa...
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In this paper, the emergence of multistable behavior through the use of fractional-order-derivatives in a Piece-Wise Linear (PWL) multi-scroll generator is presented. Using the integration-order as a bifurcation parameter, the stability in the system is modified in such a form that produces a basin of attraction segmentation, creating many stable s...
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This book is an introduction to the Philosophy of Color. Realism (both reductionist and non-reductionist), Physicalism, Disposicionalism, Subjectivism, Mentalism and Eliminativism are presented.
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This is a book against pseudocience. The pourpose is to distinguish clearly the diference between science and pseudocience
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This book is a textbook and a guide for a first course in Philosophy of Mathematics
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In this paper, we propose using paraxial matrix optics to describe a ring-phase conjugated resonator that includes an intracavity chaos-generating element; this allows the system to behave in phase space as a Bogdanov Map. Explicit expressions for the intracavity chaos-generating matrix elements were obtained. Furthermore, computer calculations for...
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Special polynomials: Laguerre, Hermite, Legendre, Tchebycheff and Gegenbauer are obtained through well-known linear algebra methods based on Sturm-Liouville theory. A matrix corresponding to the differential operator is found and its eigenvalues are obtained. The elements of the eigenvectors obtained correspond to each mentioned polynomial. This me...
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En este artículo se discute la pregunta: ¿Cómo sabemos que los átomos existen? Esto a partir de un análisis físico y filosófico de algunas delas pruebas y argumentos históricamente más relevantes, incluyendo, en orden cronológico: 1) la Ley de las proporciones definidas o Ley de Proust, 2) La Teoría Cinética de los Gases, 3) El Movimiento Browniano...
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In this article the question: How do we know atoms exist? Is discussed. This is done starting from a physical and philosophical analysisof some of the most relevant historical evidences and arguments. In chronological order they are: 1) The Law of Definite Proportions orProust’s Law, 2) The Kinetic Theory of Gases, 3) The Brownian Motion and, 4) Im...
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Tchebycheff Polynomials are obtained thorough linear algebra methods. A matrix corresponding to the Tchebycheff differential operator is found and its eigenvalues are obtained. The elements of the eigenvectors obtained correspond to the Tchebycheff polynomials. Se obtienen los polinomios de Tchebycheff usando métodos dé algebra lineal. Se encuentra...
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Here It´s presented and explained the argument of W.T. Stace about realism, pointing out not that this is false but only that there is absolutely no reason to consider it to be truth and therefore we don´t have to believe it. Immediately this is applied to the discussion of the question: How do we know atoms exist? In order to do this, reference is...
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Se presenta y expone el argumento de W. T. Stace sobre el realismo, señalando no que éste sea falso sino solamente que no hay absolutamente ninguna razón para considerar que sea verdadero y por tanto no tenemos por qué creerlo. En seguida esto se aplica a la discusión de la pregunta: ¿Cómo sabemos que los átomos existen? Para lo cual se hace refere...
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Con frecuencia la física cuántica y con ella la historia de su desarrollo suele presentarse como uno de los logros científicos e intelectuales más destacados del siglo XX. Por otra parte, y es algo que no resulta del todo novedoso, se sabe que la caracterizací on de está area de la física como " revolucionaria " ha dependido en buena medida de sus...
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The material used in a High School level Differential and Integral Calculus course, or first semester university level course, is applied to discuss the process of amplification in a laser. This is a pedagogical guide that may help mathematics teachers providing them an example of great scientific-technological relevance. Even though the laser was...
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Hermite Polynomials are obtained thorough linear algebra methods. A matrix corresponding to the Hermite differential operator is found and its eigenvalues are obtained. The elements of the eigenvectors obtained corresponds to the Hermite polynomials.
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Laguerre Polynomials are obtained in a straightforward and simple way, through well known linear algebra methods based on Sturm-Liouville theory. A matrix corresponding to the Laguerre differential operator is found and its eigenvalues are obtained. The elements of the eigenvectors obtained, corresponds to the Laguerre polynomials. This simplicity...
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The dynamical behavior of a laser beam confined within a ring-phase-conjugated resonator modeled with a chaos generating element based on the Ikeda map is presented. Using the matrix ray optics, explicit expressions are obtained for the elements of the 2x2 dynamical matrix, which is found in terms of the specific map parameters, state variables and...
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E l presente libro explora con verdadera pasión, en un lenguaje claro y sencillo, los fascinantes temas de la ciencia como la teoría de la relatividad y el famoso Big Bang, la teoría de las cuerdas y la problemática energía nuclear; las ecuaciones en matemáticas y física; el ADN y la evolución de las especies entre muchos más. Presenta una visión h...
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In this work an all-fiber laser system able to produce stable cnoidal waves in both limits, i.e. in sinusoidal and soliton limits, is presented. The system is constructed using an erbium highly-doped fiber as an active media and an electrooptic modulator as the core of the control tool. This control tool is able to modulate the cavity losses. The d...
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Yttria-alumino-silicate fibers heavily doped with bismuth (BI) are investigated for fluorescence temperature sensing within the interval 25 �C. . . 500 �C at 750-nm (LED) excitation. High doping with Bi which resulted in a high concentration of Bi active (fluorescing) centers, is shown to permit the use of short pieces of the fibers as “point” sens...
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Yttria-alumino-silicate fibers heavily doped with Bismuth are investigated for fluorescence temperature sensing within the interval 25 �C... 500 �C, at 750-nm (LED) excitation. High doping with Bismuth, resulted in a high concentration of Bismuth active (fluorescing) centers, is shown to permit the use of short pieces of the fibers as “point” senso...
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In this paper we present an analysis of the time-varying inductance in the spark gap of a Blumlein circuit. We assume several mathematical expressions to describe the inductance and compare theoretical and computational calculations with experimental results. The time-varying inductance is approximated by a constant, a straight line and two parable...
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The spatial dynamics of an optical ring phase-conjugated resonator with Standard chaos is presented. It is shown that this behavior takes place when a specific chaos-generating element is introduced on the resonator. Assuming ray optics inside the cavity with parameters p and θ for the effective distance to the optical axis and the angle to the sam...
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11 E l capítulo precisa conceptos básicos para el manejo y cons-trucción de las bases de datos y argumenta la conveniencia de revisar las bases de datos socioeconómicas disponibles en México antes de realizar un trabajo de campo para recopilar infor-mación de primera mano, ya que esto reduce el gasto en tiempo y dinero, además de facilitar la compa...
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El capítulo precisa los conceptos básicos para el manejo de bases de datos y construcción de las bases de datos y argumenta la conveniencia de revisar las bases de datos socioeconómicas disponibles en México antes de realizar un trabajo de campo para recopilar información de primera mano, ya que esto reduce el gasto de tiempo y dinero, además de fa...
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This is a technical book which shows how to construct and handle databases useful for socioeconomical research.
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E l capítulo precisa conceptos básicos para el manejo y construcción de las bases de datos y argumenta la conveniencia de revisar las bases de datos socioeconómicas disponibles en México antes de realizar un trabajo de campo para recopilar información de primera mano, ya que esto reduce el gasto en tiempo y dinero, además de facilitar la comparabil...
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In this book the fundamentals for the understanding of the current contemporary discussion of Philosophy of Colour is presented
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We report a study of attenuation spectra’ transformations in a couple of Cerium (Ce) doped alumino-phospho-silicate fibers (one of them codoped with gold (Au)), occurring under irradiation by a beam of highenergy β-electrons. The experimental data reveals an essential effect of β- irradiation upon the absorptive properties of the fibers, given by n...
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In this article an introduction to the dynamical behavior of a beam within a ring phase-conjugated optical resonator is presented and modeled using two dimensional iterative maps. Three well known iterative maps are described: Duffing, Tinkerbell and Hénon, and are applied to the description of optical resonators. It is explicitly shown how the dif...
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With the aim of developing experiments for teaching dynamics of complex systems and stabilization methods in lasers, we study the dynamics of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser under periodic loss modulation produced with an acousto-optic modulator and a function generator. Our goal is stabilization of the laser oscillations in a chosen dynamical state....
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This work presents a mathematical description of light beam behavior inside a double phase-conjugated resonator when an optical device capable of generating Duffing-like map dynamics is introduced in the cavity. It will be shown that the internal optical device may control the light spatial dynamics inside a ring resonator with double phase-conjuga...
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Este artículo presenta los resultados de las características acústicas de algunas de las principales plazas hundidas de los siguientes sitios arqueológicos del estado de Guanajua­to: Cañada de la Virgen, El Cóporo, Peralta y Plazuelas. Utilizando una fuente de sonido operando con un nivel de intensidad de 120 dB y a una frecuencia sinusoidal y cons...
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The stability analysis of the model for a laser system with a mod- ulated saturable absorber is performed. The model is based in three equations describing the temporal evolution of the photon flux, the population inversion in the active media and the saturation coefficient of the saturable absorber. The system dynamics is discussed in order to fin...
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This article shows the results of the acoustic characteristics of some of the most important sunken squares in the archeological sites of “Cañada de la Virgen”, “El Cóporo”, “Peralta” and “Plazuelas”, in the state of Guanajuato. Pseudo-colored digital maps about the distribution of acoustic intensity in sunken squares were obtained using a sound so...
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The chaotic output of a diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser Q-switched with a Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber is studied. The chaos is produced when the cavity is subject to a bad cavity condition by high intra cavity losses. The laser output was modeled with the rate equations and theoretical time series are compared with experimental results. The laser with t...
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In this article the dynamical behaviour of a beam that behaves according to a Tinkerbell map (i.e. Tinkerbell beam), within a nonlinear ring phase-conjugated resonator is modelled. The ABCD matrix of an optical device able to generate a two dimensional Tinkerbell map is found in terms of the map parameters, the state variables and the resonator par...
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Optical devices in communication and computation have a significant impact on our daily life, although we may not even be aware of their existence, as in case of inter-continent fiber cables that connect people around the world, making it a global village. Novel nanoscale structures have demonstrated a wide range of unique features; therefore have...
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We present experimental results of an invisibility cloak operating in the microwave range at a 10.525 GHz frequency. The theoretical analysis is based on a conformal mapping. The experimental results were obtained from the construction of a resonant metamaterial with copper rings. A good agreement is found between both results.
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We present experimental results of an invisibility cloak operating in the microwave range at a 10.525 GHz frequency. The theoretical analysis is based on a conformal mapping. The experimental results were obtained from the construction of a resonant metamaterial with copper rings. A good agreement is found between both results.
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In this article we present an explanation for co-discovery in science. Our core proposal is that co-discovery i.e. the synchronization of differ- ent people offering the same (or very similar) ideas, takes place when a common external action is provided by an external and common informa- tion flux. In our mathematical model this external action tak...
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Se expone el problema de la naturaleza de la luz como es tratado en el libro Elements de la Philosphie de Newton de Voltaire y su controversia con la física cartesiana. La propuesta corpuscular para la naturaleza de la luz de Newton, defendida por Voltaire, se enfrentó a la bien aceptada física de Descartes y de sus seguidores, quienes proponían qu...
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The problem of the nature of light as presented in the book Elements de la Philosophie de Newton by Voltaire is presented and its controversy with Cartesian physics. Newton corpuscular proposal for the nature of light, defended by Voltaire, had to face the well accepted physics of Descartes and its followers who proposed that light behaves as a flu...
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We demonstrate the formation of stable cnoidal waves in an erbium-doped fiber laser using an electrooptic modulator in the laser cavity. Properties of the cnoidal wave such as pulse shape, width, intensity, and frequency can be controlled through the electrooptic modulator or the length of the doped fiber. This system can be described using a three...
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In this article the dynamical behavior of a beam within a ring phase-conjugated resonator is modeled using two dimensional iterative maps. In particular it is explicitly shown how the difference equations of the Duffing and Tinkerbell maps can be used to describe the dynamic behavior of what we call Duffing and Tinkerbell beams i.e. beams that beha...
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We demonstrate the cnoidal wave formation in a two-laser system with a saturable absorber in the cavity of one of the lasers. Another laser is used to activate the saturable absorber in order to control the pulse shape, width, intensity and frequency. Using the three-level laser model based on the Statz--De Mars equations, we show that for any valu...
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Using the modified Statz – De Mars equations to describe a two laser optical system, it is shown how a saturable absorber can be made into an active control device when an external Electro Optic Modulator modulated low–intensity laser pumps directly into a saturable absorber inside a dye laser cavity. The direct modulation enables to control when a...
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We report the use of nonlinear dynamics of an erbium-doped fiber laser (EDFL) at pump modulation, namely the period-1 pulsed regime, for intra-cavity loss sensing and demonstrate noticeable sensitivity enhancement of an EDFL-based sensor, provided by this arrangement. Experimentally, we obtain a ten-fold increase of the sensor response, i.e. peak-t...