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Dr Oleg Mitrofanov

Dr Oleg Mitrofanov

Reader in Terahertz Photonics

Dept of Electronic & Electrical Eng

Faculty of Engineering Science

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2007

Research summary

Dr. Oleg Mitrofanov established the Ultrafast Laser Laboratory in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Focused on future ultrafast technologies and underlying science, the Ultrafast Laser Laboratory is conducting experimental research on the femtosecond and picosecond time scales. Probing and controlling physical processes at such speeds became possible with the development of lasers producing very short optical pulses. This technology allowed detection of ultrafast phenomena such as atomic vibrations in crystals and molecular rotations in gases.

Research scope of the Laboratory includes studies of ultrafast processes in materials and electronic devices. Dr. Mitrofanov is actively involved in Terahertz (THz) research with the main focus on development and application of advanced THz characterization tools, such as THz time resolved imaging systems, which allow producing images in THz light with picosecond resolution.

Dr. Mitrofanov made contributions to development of THz near-field microscopy, which allows detection and visualisation of electromagnetic fields on the micron scale. This capability can help advancing development of THz technologies, including THz waveguides, metamaterials and plasmonics devices. Combined with THz spectroscopic analysis this technique also provides a unique opportunity to investigate fundamental physical processes in condensed matter systems.

Research directions:

THz near-field microscopy

http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~olegm/research/thzres/index.html

THz waveguides

http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~olegm/research/thzres/waveguides.html

Organic electronic materials

http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~olegm/research/rubres/index.html

Education

New Jersey Institute of Technology
PhD, Applied Physics | 2001
New Jersey Institute of Technology
MS, Materials Science | 1998
Moscow State University
BS, Applied Physics | 1997
Publications