Nonlinear Photonics
Quantum Technologies

Nonlinear photonics and quantum technologies are rapidly developing areas of modern physics.
Global technological challenges include increasing the capacity of fiber-optic communication, development of a new electronics, new types of laser systems, and implementation of quantum computing.
Physical Platform of Nonlinear Photonic Technologies and Systems
Laboratory of Nonlinear Photonics is based at NSU. Research results include scientific demonstration of laminar-turbulent transition in fiber lasers and reverse four-wave mixing effect.
Super Channels in Fiber Communication Lines
The project is aimed at creation of high-speed fiber-optic communication lines with data rates up to 100 terabit per second.
Physics of New Pulsed Fiber Laser Systems
The project is devoted to a detailed study of the physics of fiber lasers.
Development of New Materials and Quantum Photonic Devices Based on Them
The project is aimed at modification of the optical properties of the fiber to create new classes of fiber-optic devices (including sensors).
Physics of High-Energy Radiation Generators with Mode-Locking
For the first time an experimental comparison of the efficiency of the second harmonic generation of coherent and incoherent pulses of mode-locked picosecond fiber laser has been performed.
Development of Methods for the Registration and Investigation of the Dynamic Nonlinear Modes of Light Propagation in Long Fiber Systems
The project is dedicated to new modes of fiber lasers generation.

NSU Leadership Positions
World Leadership Positions

  • Leading positions in fiber laser systems in Russia, experimental and theoretical atomic spectroscopy, quantum optics, surface physics and physics of nanostructures.
  • One of the world-leaders is the area of fiber lasers
  • High concentration of top-level scientists with a worldwide reputation in the field of quantum physics
  • Focusing on major research projects and technical application
Unique Educational Base
Broad International Cooperation
  • Partnership with dozens of leading Russian and foreign research centers
  • Publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals
  • Participation at major international conferences
  • Attraction of the best students at all levels of education
Up-to-date Achievement of the Center
  • Exclusive experimental setup with ultracold Rydberg atoms
  • New spectroscopy techniques for optical frequency standards
  • Study of the wave kinetics in random fiber lasers and nonlinear optical phenomena in optical fibers
  • Access to a unique free-electron laser
  • Demonstration of terahertz beams with orbital angular momentum
  • Study of the critical vortex dynamics for metal-insulator transition
  • Study of the interaction of several highly excited atoms
  • Developing commercial laser systems in partnership with various innovative companies

Areas of Research
Nonlinear Photonics of Fiber Communications and Laser Systems
  • Innovative approaches in area of high-speed optic communication lines
  • Newest concept of fiber-optic laser and soliton technology
  • Engineering solutions for laser applications, telecommunications, medical and sensor systems
  • Wide range of different applications, such as communications, medicine, metrology, spectroscopy, industrial material handling
Quantum Technologies
  • The implementation of quantum computers
  • The creation of quantum simulators based on ultracold neutral atoms
  • The creation of fiber-optic and atmospheric systems of quantum cryptography
  • The development of high-precision optical frequency standard and miniature atomic clocks
  • The practical application in defense system (navigation systems)

Topological Insulators and Superconductivity
  • A unique technology of quantum structures growth based on semiconductors with an inverted spectrum
  • Implementation of a number of new quantum materials, including two-dimensional and three-dimensional topological insulators
  • The creation of new quantum devices
  • Study of fundamental quantum properties of the new condensed systems such as two-dimensional semimetals and topological insulators, with Cooper pairing, quantum wires and interferometers, quantum dots, nano-structured superconducting and hybrid systems
New Sources of Laser Radiation
  • Development of new classes of lasers and pas-parameter generator for topical applications
  • Study of physical processes in laser systems, and under the interaction of laser radiation with matter
  • Сonsidering new methods of mode-locking
  • Study of new regimes of generation of fiber lasers
  • Creation of new sources of laser radiation for medical, environmental and special tasks
  • New physical models of two-scale pulse generation (exploration of new promising applications of two-scale pulses)
Generation and Application of Terahertz Radiation
  • The methods development of terahertz radiation high-power beams control
  • Studying the possibility of remote sensing and information transmission
  • Study of the possibility of remote sensing and transmission of information
  • The development of the imaging systems (including holographic and ellipsometric)
  • Study of semiconductors, polymers and complex organic molecules
  • Generation and study of surface plasmons in terahertz range
  • Terahertz holography and ellipsometry
  • Biomedical applications
  • The development of diffractive optical elements for the terahertz radiation
  • The practical application in security systems, in medical systems, for laser photochemistry

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Scientific & Technical Council
Turitsin Sergey
Specialist in non-linear photonics; member of the European Technology Platform "Photonics21". The key research works of Sergey K. Turitsyn are focused on nonlinear wave processes and solitons in optical fibers, self-focusing of laser beams, high-speed fiber-optic telecommunications, fiber lasers. Sergey K. Turitsyn was a fellow of the Royal society ( UK). In 2013, he won the mega-grant competition and created the laboratory of nonlinear Photonics at NSU.
Kobtsev Sergey
Areas of research done by Kobtsev include the investigation of fiber lasers with mode emission. His key achievements are: the acquisition of new knowledge about the physics of generation of these lasers and nonlinear conversion of pulses, and obtaining the record parameters of the radiation of these lasers. Sergey M. Kobtsev proposed a new experimental approach to the study of the dynamics of fiber lasers; he first discovered and studied the spatio-temporal regimes of laser generation. For the first time, the synchronization of mod radiation in extra-long fiber lasers was implemented, and the record-high energy of pulses without the use of additional amplifiers was achieved. Besides, Sergey Kobtsev is the founder and the head of the group of companies "Tekhnoscan" (startups of Novosibirsk State University). Our laser systems are supplied to many renowned organizations of the world, including large nuclear centers, metrology centers and research institutes of multinational companies. The most famous products of the Technoscan companies on the market are the continuous single-frequency titanium-sapphire lasers with a narrow emission line.
Beterov Ilya
A specialist in the field of physics such as: Rydberg atoms, atomic spectroscopy and quantum informatics. He is the author of over 40 scientific papers. Studied the process of collisional ionization and photoionization thermal radiation of highly excited atoms, developed the original scheme of quantum logic operations based on the adiabatic passage in ensembles of interacting atoms. He participated in experimental studies of the resonant dipole-dipole interaction of single ultracold atoms. The winner of the RF Presidential grants for young PhDs in 2010 and 2012; the winner of the scholarship fund "Dynasty" in 2008-2011.
Alexander Bondar
Specialist in particle physics. Participated in experiments on colliding electron-positron beams, such as MD-1 and KEDR at VEPP-4, CMD-2 at VEPP-2M in Novosibirsk, and Belle B-factory in KEK, Japan. Proposed and successfully implemented a spectrometer for the VEPP-4M with the unique energy resolution for registering scattered electrons; has developed the method of creating electromagnetic calorimeters on the basis of the crystals of cesium iodide, which are now successfully used in a number of experiments. Head of the research group actively involved in the international project Belle (studying the phenomenon of nonconservation of combined (CP) parity in the decays of B mesons).
Churkin Dmitry
Artur Pogosov
Specialist in the field of transport phenomena in semiconductor nanostructures. The main papers are devoted to classical and quantum electron transport in mesoscopic systems with atwo-dimensional electron gas in semiconductor heterostructures, including quantum Hall effect, universal conductance and thermopower fluctuations, as well as dynamical chaos in solid-sate realizations of Sinai billiards. The leader of research group studying nanoelectromechanical systems based on suspended semiconductor heterostructures with a two-dimensional electron gas.
Taichenachev Alexey
Taichenachev is a well-known specialist in the fields of high-resolution laser spectroscopy, laser cooling and trapping, frequency standards, quantum and nonlinear optics of resonant media. The most prominent results are as follows: he found the steady-state of atoms in resonance elliptically polarized field; the theory of coherent population trapping was developed for degenerate atomic systems, including the cases of excitation by quantized electromagnetic field and by polychromatic radiation; he proposed and investigated new methods of deep laser cooling of atoms in optical lattices; he found new schemes for excitation of high-contrast super-narrow dark resonances for atomic clocks and magnetometers; he developed several new methods of precision laser spectroscopy of ultracold atoms and ions (magneto-induced spectroscopy, hyper-Ramsey spectroscopy, synthetic frequency protocols etc.), that have led to practical implementation of optical frequency standards with unprecedented stability and accuracy. Alexey Taichenachev is a director of Institute of Laser Physics SB RAS, the leading organization in the field of modern optical frequency standards based on ultracold atoms and ions.