ITMO University's traditional summer school in photonics is back! After the enforced break last year, the Faculty of Photonics and Optical IT has made a decision to move Summer School 2021 to online to ensure the safety of participants.
Staff members of the Laboratory of Quantum Processes and Measurements have found the cause of errors that occur on subcarrier frequencies in quantum key distribution (QKD) systems – as well as a way to eliminate it. Their research was in Optics Express.
The method allows scientists to get an image close to a holographic one in its properties but with less energy input. In theory, the method could be applied in industrial quality control or acquiring images of concealed objects, for instance, in transillumination of envelopes.
Scientists of the Faculty of Photonics and Optoinformatics have developed a method of encoding information for the 6G standard
The information encoding method for 6G standard Scientists from the Faculty of Photonics and Optoinformatics at ITMO University have developed a method for coding information in the terahertz pulse. This method can be used to create wireless data transmission devices in the 6G standard. Such systems will accelerate data exchange by two to three orders of magnitude. Today, scientists around the world are working on ways to transfer data in the terahertz (THz) range, which would make it possible to send and receive information much faster than what is allowed by today’s technology. But the issue they’re facing is that it is much more difficult to encode data in the THz range than in the GHz range, which is currently used by 5G tech. A group of scientists from the laboratory of Femtosecond optics and femtotechnologies has demonstrated the possibility of modifying terahertz pulses in order to use them for data transmission. An article on this subject was published in Scientific Reports (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-66437-4) .
Laboratory of Quantum Processes and Measurements Launches at the Faculty of Photonics and Optoinformatics. Interview with Researcher
ITMO University has recently launched a new unit that specializes in studying quantum processes. According to the founders of the new laboratory, they are planning to introduce breakthrough theoretical developments of fundamental physics into an experimental science. ITMO.NEWS contacted Anton Kozubov, the head of the new laboratory’s theoretical department, in order to learn more about the tasks that the scientists have set for themselves, as well as why their completion can expand the horizons of modern physics.
Laboratory of Quantum Processes and Measurements (QPM) of ITMO University was created on February 17, 2020, in ITMO University with the financial support of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. QPM Lab is engaged in the creation and expansion of quantum models of elements of quantum optics and their application in the basic protocols of quantum communications and quantum informatics.
Evgeniya Ponomareva, the graduate student of the Photonics and Optoinformatics Department, winner of the university contest "Student of the Year-2019" in the nomination - the best in scientific and technical creativity, put wise concerning her scientific work and shared her study experience in Finland.
Scientists of International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics at ITMO University won the Ministry of Science and Education Grant
At the end of December 2019, the results of scientific projects bid carried out by teams of research centers and scientific laboratories of higher educational institutions subordinate to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science were summed up. The project developed by scientists from the International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics of ITMO University won this competition. The project “Quantum dynamics and correlation measurements of multimode photonic systems and topologically non-trivial polarization states” has received the status “performed within the framework of the state assignment in the field of science”, with appropriate funding from the federal budget.
Scientists of the International Institute «Photonics and Optical Information Technology» of ITMO University for the first time in the world measured nonlinearities in the terahertz frequency range.
Researchers from Laboratory of Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies of ITMO University have, for the first time in history, managed to directly measure the nonlinear refractive index of matter in the terahertz range. The results of their experiments were compared with previously existing theoretical predictions in order to confirm the presence of nonlinear effects. The obtained data can be used to control light, as well as in fundamental and biomedical research. The results have been published in Optics Express.
Physicists of the International Institute «Photonics and Optical Informatics» Conduct Study of Terahertz Radiation in Liquids
A research team from ITMO University and the University of Rochester (the USA) have conducted a study on the formation of terahertz radiation in liquids. Previously, the generation of such radiation in a liquid medium was considered impossible due to high absorption. However, in their new research, the scientists described this phenomenon’s physical nature and demonstrated that liquid radiation sources can be equally effective to traditional ones. The results have been published in Applied Physics Letters Nov. 1, 2018. The Editors felt that this article was one of the journal's best, and have chosen to promote it as a Featured Article.
Scientists of the International Institute «Photonics and optical information technology» of the ITMO University participate in «SPIE Photonics Asia-2018».
The largest international conference of Asia on optics and Photonics «SPIE Photonics Asia-2018» was held in Beijing (China), October 11-13. The conference «SPIE Photonics Asia-2018» was attended by a group of scientists of the International Institute «Photonics and optical information technology» leaded by its head, Professor Sergei А. Kozlov. The head of the international laboratory of «Femtosecond optics and femtotechnologies» Anton Tcypkin and the PhD student Maksim Melnik presented their scientific works at the conference.
The cooperation of the International Institute of Photonics and optical information technology of the ITMO University and the National Institute of telecommunications of Brazil.
The international institute Photonics and optical information technology of the ITMO University, visited professor of National Institute of telecommunications of Brazil Joel Rodrigues, by the invitation of the professor Sergey Kozlov. Professor Rodrigues directs the laboratory registered in National scientific fund of Brazil. Its laboratory works in two main research directions: one is bound to work in the field of the Internet of things, and the second assumes working on by the next generation of networks and applications.
Leading scientists of the International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics made presentations at the largest international forum «IRMMW-THz 2018».
Leading scientists of the International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics of ITMO University took part in the 43rd international conference on infrared, millimeter and terahertz waves "IRMMW-THz 2018", which was held from 9 to 14 September in Nagoya, Japan. This conference dates back to 1974 and is the best known largest continuous forum specifically dedicated to the field of microwave electronics and applications. The conference venue alternates between Europe, Asia and America in a three-year cycle. Every year the conference gathers more than five hundred participants from all over the world. Year by year the interest to the conference only grows, the geography and the number of its participants expands. This year the conference was attended by about 800 people with 392 oral and 335 poster presentations.
18th of May, DigiTwins received an invitation from the European Commission to enter the next stage of the competition to become an EU Flagship for Future and Emerging Technologies. DigiTwins, a large research initiative in Europe and beyond aims at revolutionizing healthcare and biomedical research for the benefit of citizens and society and at contributing to Europe’s Digital Single Market strategy through the creation of Digital Twins.
3rd International Conference Terahertz and Microwave Radiation: Generation, Detection and Applications
TERA-2018 conference is devoted to the discussion of fundamental and applied problems related to the generation and detection of terahertz and microwave radiation as well as its interaction with matter.
Nine students from the Institute of Optics (Rochester, USA) have arrived to ITMO University to participate in the Summer Research camp in Photonics–2016. They spent two summer weeks there not only for sightseeing, but also learning about the emerging practical applications of femtosecond optics, terahertz biomedicine and quantum information technologies. Together with their ITMO fellows, two guests, Eric Herbert and Barry Magenya, were involved in unique quantum communications project.