1. Physics and
technology of photonic materials (laser active materials- single
polycrystalline ceramic materials activated with rare earth and
metal ions, nonlinear materials, saturable absorbers, multifunctional
- Crystal growth
and production of transparent polycrystalline materials;
(structural, mechanical, thermal, optical and so on) characterization
characterization of the active centers in the laser materials: quantum
(energy levels, transition probabilities), static and dynamic
(crystal field effects, electron-phonon coupling), ion-ion interactions
energy transfer, emission dynamics and quantum efficiency, distribution.
electronics processes in doped laser materials:
- modeling and
experimental investigation of laser emission and heat generation
- new laser
materials, pumping schemes and emission and processes;
- principles of
scaling of the solid-state lasers.
3. Physics of
selected applications of the solid-state lasers.