Department of Quantum and Optical Electronics
Head of Department
Тel.: (+374 10) 28-81-50
RAU Department of Quantum and Optical Electronics was founded in 2007 on the basis of the Institute for Physical Research of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, a public research organization working in the fields of laser physics, material science and related areas.
Since the 1960s, the Institute for Physical Research has been a significant contributor to the quantum electronics research in Armenia. At present, the Institute is renowned in the field with its activities in research, innovation vision and international cooperation.
Starting with the final year of bachelor's studies, the students are engaged in the research laboratories of the Institute for Physical Research at NAS RA with the facilities and scientific literature being at their disposal.
Key Areas of Research
- Laser physics, laser spectroscopy
- Nonlinear and quantum optics, quantum information science
- Crystal physics, including nanocrystalline materials
- R&D of new materials for laser physics and nanoelectronics
International Research Projects
- “Control of light in structured nonlinear media: application to all-optical device”, ISTC #A-2130, 2016-2018 (Ruben Hovsepyan, Ph.D.)
- “Optical system for environment remote sensing with a radially-quadratic transmission apodizing filter”, ISTC #A-2244, 2017-2020 (Pavel Muzhikyan, Ph.D.)
- “International and intersectoral mobility to develop advanced scintillating fibres and Cerenkov fibres for new hadron and jet calorimeters for future colliders” (INTELUM), H2020 #644260, 2015-2019 (Ashot Petrosyan, D.Sc, Ruben Sargsyan, Ph.D.)
National Research Projects
- “Optical magnetometry with NV-centers in diamond and atomic vapor”, #16GE-035, 2017-2019 (Aram Papoyan, D.Sc.)
The Department implements general and special courses within Bachelor’s and Master’s programs: Quantum and Optical Electronics, Research Methods for Electronic Materials and Structures, Principles of Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy, Elements of Quantum and Optical Informatics, Crystal Optics, Spectroscopy, Applied Quantum Physics, Non-linear Optics and Nonlinear Spectroscopy among others.