National Physical Laboratory

Siberian crystals for science and life


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Recorded: 19 June 2014

Speaker: Yury Andreev, National Tomsk State Research University

Siberian scientists have a long and illustrious history of growing crystals for lasers and optics. Prof Andreev will recount tales of crystal growth and will proffer multifarious examples of applications, from LIDAR to bamboo laser frequency conversion, to resistivity standards.

With more than 40 years' experience, Prof Yuri M Andreev is an expert in the design and development of MIR to Far IR lasers, parametric frequency converters and LIDAR systems. The author of 450+ papers in the fields of optics, nonlinear optics and crystal growth, he and his team have been at the forefront of the development of many now familiar crystal technologies such as ZnGeP2. A visiting professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yuri was recently awarded their gold medal in recognition of his work as a leading foreign scientist.

Formerly of the Institute of Atmospheric Optics and now Chief Scientist with the Institute of Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems SB RAS (IMCES SB RAS) Tomsk Russia, Prof Andreev and his group are working with NPL to develop new broadly tunable Terahertz sources.

Last Updated: 25 Jun 2014
Created: 4 Jun 2014


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