Labs and Centers

Department OTiM consists of several laboratories, including International Laboratory and Research Institute of Nanophotonics and Optoinformatics Saint Petersburg State University of Information Technologies.

Laboratory of Department OtiM:

-Laboratory synthesis of glasses;

-Laboratory of Laser Physics;

-Laboratory of Holography;

-Laboratory of modern research methods of optical materials;

-International Laboratory “Modern Photonic Materials and Technologies”

Deans:

Nikolai Nikonorov – Professor, PhD of Physics and Mathematics Sciences

Alexander Petrov – Professor from Hamburg Technology University (TUHH, Hamburg, Germany)

Seppo Honkanen – Professor from University of Eastern Finland, President of European Optical Society

 Mission: The International Science Laboratory is focused on the development of new nano-structured materials and optical creation on their basis of new components and devices of photonics, plasmonics, biosensors and laser and LED technology, solar energy.

Purpose: Development of new multi-functional nanostructured optical materials based on glasses and glass-ceramics activated with rare earths, transition and noble metals, molecular clusters, metallic nanoparticles, dielectric and semiconductor nanocrystals, for applications of photonics, plasmonics, biosensors and laser and LED technology, solar energy.

Objectives:

·         development of structures and foundations of synthesis technology of optical materials based on glasses and glass-ceramics doped with rare earths, transition and noble metals, molecular clusters, metallic nanoparticles, dielectric and semiconductor nanocrystals;

·         researching of the structure and physicochemical properties of new nanostructured optical materials and their features;

·         design and development on the basis of new nanostructured optical materials and devices elements of photonics and plasmonics: waveguides, holographic filters, nonlinear optical limitters, biosensors, phosphors.

Research Institute of Nanophotonics and Optoinformatics

Director: Nikolai Nikonorov – Professor, PhD of Physics and Mathematics Sciences

Objectives:

1)The study physical and chemical principles of the organization structure of amorphous and crystalline optical materials:

·         thermodynamics;

·         relaxation phenomena;

·         self-organization of the structure;

·         defects

2) Researching  of physico-chemical properties and optical characterization of materials:

Basic research methods:

·         X-ray diffraction;

·         Small-angle X-ray scattering;

·          X-ray photoluminescence spectroscopy;

·          differential scanning calorimetry;

·         Optical spectroscopy;

·         Nonlinear-optical spectroscopy;

·         Fourier- spectroscopy;

·         Photoluminescence spectroscopy;

·         Raman spectroscopy;

·         Waveguide spectroscopy;

·         Ellipsometry;

·         Goniometry;

·         Refractometry;

·         Interferometry;

·         Optical microscory;

·         Polarizing microscopy;

·         Climate studies

3) The development of new methods for control, diagnostics and modeling the properties of optical materials;

4) Design and synthesis of new optical materials (glass, glass ceramics, crystals, composites) for photonics and the development of basic technology of obtaining these materials;

5) Development of new luminescent inorganic materials - glass and glass ceramics (phosphors) for energy-efficient white light-emitting diodes and solar cells;

6) Development of glass to metal nanoparticles of noble metal, dielectric and semiconducting nanocrystals for chemical and biological sensors based on surface plasmon resonance;

7) The development of glasses and glass-ceramics photo-structured for microfuidic systems, microreactors, MEMS,  mTAS.

8) Design and creation of elements and photonics devices.

Examples of the development Department OTiM:

Materials:
• highly concentrated laser glass and nanoglassceramics;
• nanoglassceramic  doped with transition metals for broadband optical amplifiers, tunable lasers and passive laser shutters;

• nonlinear optical glass and glassceramics;

• multifunctional glass, glassceramics and crystals for lasers;

• glass and glassceramics for the integral, gradient and diffractive optics and micro-optics;
•photosensitive glass and crystals;

• photothermorefractive glass recording volume phase holograms;

• glass doped with molecular clusters, quantum dots, metal nanoparticles, semiconductor and dielectric nanocrystals, rare-earth ions for tasks and plasmonics biosensoric.

Element base of photonics:

• narrow-spectral and spatial filters (bandwidth

  1. nm);


•filters for increase spectral brightness semiconductor laser radiation (0.2 nm) and increasing the temperature stabilization of the wavelength (0.01 nm / ° C);

•chirped Bragg gratings for laser pulse compression;
• adders powerful beams of solid-state and semiconductor lasers;

• the spectral laser channels multiplexers (WDM);
• planar waveguide structure;

• holographic prism goniometer;

• holographic labels for collimator sights;

• diffractive lattices;

• fiber fluorescent temperature sensors;

• fiber sensors spark;

• fiber quantometer of UV radiation

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