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Zhukova Mariia Olegovna
Zhukova Mariia Olegovna
engineer

Biography

Research Work Experience
  • 2016–Present Engineer, ITMO University, Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies Laboratory, St. Petersburg, Russia. "Nonlinear optical interactions of high-power femtosecond pulses in semiconductor crystals"
  • 2013–2016 Research assistant, ITMO University, Department of Photonics and Optical Information Technologies, St. Petersburg, Russia. "Performance enhancement of terahertz time-domain spectrometry"
Industry Work Experience
  • 2018–2018 Junior staff scientist, Leningrad Laser Systems, St. Petersburg, Russia. Providing application notes and reviews, Organization and holding of seminars and conferences
  • 2016–2018 Field application engineer, OES Specpostavka, St. Petersburg, Russia. Searching for suitable components and equipment for optics and photonics projects, Organization and holding of seminars and conferences
Education
  • 2016–Present Ph.D. in Optics, ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2018 Certificate of professional development in Scientific Communication, ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2014–2016 M.S. in Photonics, ITMO University, Russia.
  • 2010–2014 B.S. in Photonics, ITMO University, Russia.
Theses
  • Master thesis Influence of two-photon absorption on the generation and detection of terahertz radiation in electro-optic semiconductor crystals ZnTe, ZnSe, and GaP; supervisor: Prof. Victor Bespalov (ITMO University)
  • Bachelor thesis Method for determining and controlling parameters of radiation spectrum in time-domain terahertz spectroscopy systems; supervisor: Prof. Victor Bespalov (ITMO)

Managing and Participating in Scientific Projects

  • 2019–Present High-efficient pulsed sources of broadband terahertz radiation based on laser filamentation in liquids}{ITMO University, RSF project No. 19-12-00097, Participant.
  • 2019–Present, Nonlinearity of the refractive index of optical media in the terahertz spectral range}{ITMO University, RFBR project No. 19-02-00154, Participant.
  • 2017–Present, Development of methods and devices for optical and quantum informatics, ITMO University, Internal project, Participant.
  • 2013–Present, Development of physical principles and systems for optical, fast and secure communications and remote sensing of objects, ITMO University, Project 5-100, Participant.
  • 2014–2016, Investigation of femtosecond spectroscopy methods using ultra-strong broadband terahertz radiation fields, ITMO University, State task in the field of scientific activity, No. 3.1675.2014/K, Participant.

Skills

  • Professional Terahertz Radiation: laser-induced generation, detection, spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear Optics: nonlinear media properties, two-photon processes
  • Ultrafast Optics: supercontinuum generation, pump-probe experiments
  • Computer Mathematica, MathCad, SciDAVis, Inkscape, Origin, LabVIEW, MS Office

Honors, Scholarships and Professional Activities

  • 2018 St. Petersburg Government Grant for young scientists
  • 2018-2019 Scholarship of the President of the Russian Federation studying for educational programs of higher education
  • 2018 Conduct practical classes for master students "Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnology" at Photonics and Optics Department, ITMO University
  • 2016 Diploma for the 2nd place in the XXI All-Russian competition of final qualification works for specialists, bachelors and masters in 2016 for Photonics, instrumentation, optical, biotechnical systems and technologies
  • 2016 St. Petersburg Government Grant for young scientists
  • 2014 Diploma for the 2nd place in the IXX All-Russian competition of final qualification works for specialists, bachelors and masters in 2014 on optical and instrument-making directions
  • 2013 Diploma for the 3rd place for best scientific papers in the XI All-Russian Optics and Laser Physics Conference
  • 2014-2016 OSA Student Member
  • 2013-2014 SPIE Student Member
  • 2012-2013 IEEE Student Member and Chair of ITMO University Photonics society Student Branch Chapter

Conferences and Workshops Management

  • 2019 Conference XI International Conference "Basic Problems of Optics" BPO-2019; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2019 SPb Photonic, Optoelectronic, Electronic Materials, SPb-POEM; THz Optoelectronics and Photonics Symposium, Saint-Petersburg Academic University}, St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2019 Conference "VIII Congress of Young Scientists"; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 Conference "Basic Problems of Optics" BPO’2018; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 Seminar "Components for fiber and solid-state lasers" in frame of 18th International Conference on Laser Optics, ICLO 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 Seminar ’Trends and innovations in the industry of photonics from global manufacturers’ in frame of 13th International Specialized Exhibition ’Photonics. World Of Lasers And Optics 2018’; Expocentre, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017 Section ’Industrial Photonics’ in frame of International Conference of Young Scientists and Specialists "Optics-2017"; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2017 Section ’Photonics Industry’ in frame of All-Russian Conference on Fiber Optics ARCFO- 2017; Perm Scientific-Industrial Instrument Making Company, Perm, Russia
  • 2017 Seminar ’Trends and innovations in the industry of photonics from global producers’ in frame of 12th International Specialized Exhibition ’Photonics. World Of Lasers And Optics 2017’; Expocentre, Moscow, Russia
  • 2016 Seminar ’Buisness Photonics’ in frame of International conference "Basic Problems of Optics" BPO’2016; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2014 International Scientific School ’Methods of Digital Image Processing in Optics and Photonics’ in frame of III All-Russian Congress of Young Scientists; ITMO University, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • 2013 Seminar ’Medicine of the Future’ in frame of VIII International Conference of Young Scientists and Specialists "Optics - 2013"; ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2013 Seminar ’Terahertz Radiation Interaction with a Matter’ in frame of FLAMN’13; St. Petersburg, Russia

Patents

  • 2017 Certificate of official registration of the computer program No. 2017616936, Russian Federation Program for calculating the frequency and temperature dependences of the light absorption coefficient on intraband transitions with the participation of acoustic phonons
  • 2016 Certificate of official registration of the computer program No. 2016618529, Russian Federation Program for calculating the frequency and temperature dependences of the light absorption coefficient on intraband transitions with the participation of longitudinal optical phonons
  • 2015 Certificate of official registration of the computer program No. 2015611676, Russian Federation Program for determining the operating limits of the spectrum of a terahertz spectrometer with a time resolution: a certificate of official registration of a computer program

Summary of Research Interests and Accomplishments

The new method for determining the operating frequency range in pulsed terahertz spectroscopy systems with a time resolution THz-TDS was developed and tested. The method allows to solve the problem of reliability of results and to determine the working frequency range of THz spectrometers. Approbation on several THz spectroscopy systems showed that the method is universal and not requiring complex calculations.

Nonlinear processes arising in electro-optic crystals were studied using high-power laser sources with ultrashort pulses. It was shown that the nonlinear response of semiconductor crystals is caused by two-photon absorption, and optimal optical power values for optical-THz conversion are determined.

Theoretical studies of multiphoton intraband absorption in semiconductor crystals caused by an increase in the number of free carriers with the use of high-power ultrashort pulses were considered with the theory of nonstationary absorption of femtosecond light pulses by free electrons on intraband transitions involving phonons. In particular, it is shown in the case of ultrashort pulses that the dependence of the absorbed energy on the pulse duration is somewhat different than in the case of pulses with a duration less than the characteristic relaxation times of the carrier pulse. For arbitrary concentrations of free electrons, the light absorption coefficient is calculated


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