Institute of Applied Physics of RAS



Gerd Leuchs presented a talk “Quantum Noise Reduction with High Photon Numbers” at the seminar at IAP RAS. The results obtained during the implementation of Megagrant project were presented, and further plans for  within the framework of the project related to the study of quantum noise in optical fibers were outlined.

The monitoring visit of the project curator Yulia Suntsova took place. A seminar was organized at which the leading scientist, supervisor of the laboratory Gerd Leuchs and the head of the laboratory Alexey Andrianov talked about the progress of the project. Other laboratory staff presented the results of their research in the form of reports. After that, topical issues on the implementation of the project, prospects for the development of the laboratory, problems and ways to overcome them were discussed with team members. Further, an examination of the laboratory premises was organized, a demonstration of the experimental stands created and carried out on them as part of the Megagrant was organized.


Alexey Andrianov gave invited talk “Amplification, Coherent Summation, Compression and Improving the Contrast of Powerful Ultrashort Pulses in Multi-Core Fiber Optic Guides” at the Russian Conference on Fiber Optics, Perm, from October 10, 2019 to October 11, 2019

Students Nikolay Kalinin and Arseny Sorokin became winners of the competition for scholarships of the President of the Russian Federation in the 2019-2020 academic year. Congratulations!

Gerd Leuchs gave a plenary lecture “Intense ultrafast quantum light - prospect for large Kerr-squeezing” September 30, 2019 at the international conference “UltrafastLight-2019” at the Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow (September 30, 2019 - October 4, 2019). Also at this conference, oral talks were presented by Alexey Andrianov, Evgeny Efimenko and Elena Anashkina.

Alexey Andrianov, Nikolai Kalinin and Arseny Sorokin visit ed  Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, Germany. During the visit, our employees presented the research results obtained in the framework of the Megagrant at three seminars:
A. Andrianov, "High power fiber amplifiers";
N. Kalinin, "Coherent propagation and amplification in multi core fibers";
A. Sorokin, "Whispering gallery modes in fiber microresonators".

Congratulations to students Nikolay Kalinin, Arseniy Sorokin and Maria Marisova with receiving an increased state academic scholarship from 09/01/2019 to 01/31/2020 for achievements in research activities.


Mikhail Tokman published the results of his research, carried out as part of the Megagrant, in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology. Congratulations!

Evgeni Efimenko presented an invited talk "Towards Extreme States of Electron-Positron Pair Plasma Through QED Cascading" at the LPHYS'2019 International Laser Physics Symposium.

From June 28, 2019 to July 4, 2019, the international conference “Frontiers of Nonlinear Physics” FNP-2019 was held on board the ship "Konstantin Korotkov". The section "Nonlinearities in Quantum Systems and Quantum Optics", organized with the support of the Megagrant, was attended by 50 people from 10 countries. 9 members of the laboratory team took part in the conference and made 11 presentations. A lecture on ultimate focussing of light was delivered by Gerd Leuchs.

From 10.06.2019 to 06.23.2019, Professor Surinder Singh (Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), India) and Dilbag Singh Mehmi (Bhai Mani Singh Polytechnic College, India) visited IAP RAS and our laboratory. A seminar was organized with the participation of the Megagrant team, at which Surinder Singh presented the report “Design Aspect of Ultrahigh Speed ​​Optical Networks for Next Generation Communications System based on Mitigation and Utilization of Kerr Nonlinearities of Optical Amplifiers”. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between IAP RAS and SLIET, in which the representatives of the IAP RAS are A. Andrianov, A. Kim, E. Anashkina.


A seminar by Gerd Leuchs took place on January 23 in the conference hall of the Scientific and Educational Center of IAP RAS
"Quantum effects of light at higher pulse energies"
The seminar was attended by employees of the IAP RAS, graduate students of the IAP RAS, students of the HSGAP faculty of UNN.

Elena Anashkina
was awarded by the scholarship of the Russian competition L'ORÉAL-UNESCO "For Women in Science" in 2018
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