23 June 2020

Scientists of the Faculty of Photonics and Optoinformatics have developed a method of encoding information for the 6G standard

The information encoding method for 6G standard Scientists from the Faculty of Photonics and Optoinformatics at ITMO University have developed a method for coding information in the terahertz pulse. This method can be used to create wireless data transmission devices in the 6G standard. Such systems will accelerate data exchange by two to three orders of magnitude. Today, scientists around the world are working on ways to transfer data in the terahertz (THz) range, which would make it possible to send and receive information much faster than what is allowed by today’s technology. But the issue they’re facing is that it is much more difficult to encode data in the THz range than in the GHz range, which is currently used by 5G tech. A group of scientists from the laboratory of Femtosecond optics and femtotechnologies has demonstrated the possibility of modifying terahertz pulses in order to use them for data transmission. An article on this subject was published in Scientific Reports ( .

02 April 2020

Research is the work of my dreams!

Evgeniya Ponomareva, the graduate student of the Photonics and Optoinformatics Department, winner of the university contest "Student of the Year-2019" in the nomination - the best in scientific and technical creativity, put wise concerning her scientific work and shared her study experience in Finland.

29 January 2020

Scientists of International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics at ITMO University won the Ministry of Science and Education Grant

At the end of December 2019, the results of scientific projects bid carried out by teams of research centers and scientific laboratories of higher educational institutions subordinate to the Russian Ministry of Education and Science were summed up. The project developed by scientists from the International Institute of Photonics and Optoinformatics of ITMO University won this competition. The project “Quantum dynamics and correlation measurements of multimode photonic systems and topologically non-trivial polarization states” has received the status “performed within the framework of the state assignment in the field of science”, with appropriate funding from the federal budget.

10 September 2019

Groundbreaking Results of Water Nonlinearity in THz Range in Nature Photonics Research Highlights

The results of FemtoLab research of high Kerr nonlinearity of water in THz range was highlighted by Oliver Graydon, the Chief Editor of Nature Photonics Journal.

29 May 2019

Scientists of the International Institute «Photonics and Optical Information Technology» of ITMO University for the first time in the world measured nonlinearities in the terahertz frequency range.

Researchers from Laboratory of Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies of ITMO University have, for the first time in history, managed to directly measure the nonlinear refractive index of matter in the terahertz range. The results of their experiments were compared with previously existing theoretical predictions in order to confirm the presence of nonlinear effects. The obtained data can be used to control light, as well as in fundamental and biomedical research. The results have been published in Optics Express.

16 May 2019

International Day of Light in the Laboratory of Femtosecond Optics and Femtotechnologies

Congratulations to colleagues on the International Day of Light! We wish you success in research.