International Center for Laser Technologies (ICLT)
This laboratory was established as part of a scientific research project supported with a monetary grant awarded by the Government of the Russian Federation under a grant competition designed to provide governmental support to scientific research projects implemented under the supervision of the world's leading scientists at Russian institutions of higher learning (Resolution of the RF Government No.220 of April 9, 2010).
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Grant Agreement No.:
Name of the institution of higher learning:
D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia
Fields of scientific research:
Development of breakthrough laser technologies in chemistry; high-precision modification of the structure of optically homogeneous glass at the nano- and micro-scale and creation of new methods of recording and reading optical memory using glass characterised by extremely high density, stability, and unlimited data storage time.
- To reproduce the method of recording and reading data in the format of five-dimensional optical memory on quartz glass.
- To develop techniques for creation of five-dimensional optical memory on multicomponent glass.
- To identify glass compositions and structure modification methods capable of ensuring improved optical memory parameters: e.g. enhancing the density and recording rate, reducing technology costs, ensuring the possibility of rerecording, etc.
The project seeks to develop methods of using lasers to create active integrated waveguides within glass and monocrystals with amorphous, monocrystallic or nanocrystallic structure. Such waveguides can be used as active elements of integrated lasers and amplifiers, frequency converters, electro-optical converters and other integrated optics control devices, as well as methods of using lasers to create three-dimensional plasmon architectures within glass doped with metallic nanoparticles, etc.
The laboratory will become an innovation center experimentally producing ultra-dense information media, as well as elements for integrated micro-optics, microsensors, etc.
Accomplishing the project objectives will signify the beginning of a new phase in the development of information technologies. A stable and safe form of portable glass-born memory will be a boon to organizations working with large amounts of saved data, such as museums or national archives, as well as for many private companies. Already many companies are forced to archive their data once every five-ten years because hard-drive memory has a relatively short lifespan. Documents created using new laser technologies are most likely to outlive the human race. They will be able to record the final evidence of civilization and preserve the entire body of human knowledge forever.
Full Name: Kazansky Peter Georgiyevich
Link to the scientist's profile
Academic degree and title:
PhD in Physics and Mathematics, Professor
Professor at the University of Southampton (UK)
Field of scientific interests:
Physics. Optics. Materials Science.
The leading scientist has published more than 250 works of science on superfast laser-assisted modification of materials, nonlinear optics, glass polling, photo-induced effects in glass and crystals, including 15 review articles, chapters in three monographs on processing of materials using femtosecond lasers, as well as on quantum information and security.
USSR Lenin Komsomol award – for the discovery of circulatory photo-galvanic effect in crystals (1989).
Optical Society of America Award - Elected Fellow of the Optical Society of America – for an outstanding and innovative contribution to the study of electricity-induced phenomena in optical materials (2007).