The first laser in Siberia was created at the Institute of Radiophysics and Electronics of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences in 1962. Henceforth, research in this field was carried out in two other scientific establishments of Novosibirsk, namely, the Institute of Thermal Physics and the Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. But in 1991, the Presidium of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences resolved to establish an Institute of Laser Physics based on the core divisions of the above institutes, and this year the institute already marked its twentieth anniversary. The institute staff members told about their research work to Yelizaveta Sadykova, correspondent of the Nauka v Sibiri (Science in Siberia) newspaper.
Vladimir Denisov, Cand. Sc. (Phys. & Math.), Deputy Director for Scientific Work noted: "Our employees made a major contribution to the creation of a new domain, namely, nonlinear laser spectroscopy of superhigh resolution. It is a matter of great importance, though far from the only one. Our achievements in precision metrology and frequency standards are widely known both in this country and abroad. We were the first in the world to create an optical laser clock. We are also proud of our studies in biomedicine, innovative technologies for industry and the research data of the influence of outer space on space vehicles."
The successes of our institute advances are undoubtedly a result of combined efforts of all its divisions. The laboratory of high-power continuous lasers is the oldest among them. Plants with controlled radiation characteristics are created here. They include a multifunction three-kilowatt CO2 laser, capable of generating both in the continuous mode and in the pulse-periodic mode, and that with the frequency from units of kilohertz to dozens and even hundreds of kilohertz. Gennady Grachov, laboratory head exclaims: "Just imagine, 120,000 laser pulses per second! One can change freq ... Читать далее