The primary purpose of the “Laser Physics” Research School is to prepare MSc and PhD students for professional work in the field of basic and applied research and high-tech sectors of economy in line with modern international standards. The Research School provides development and implementation of structured MSc and PhD training programs specific to laser physics.

Base divisions of the School:

Major areas of research:

  • High-power laser systems;
  • Mid-IR lasers;
  • Interaction of superstrong fields with matter;
  • Nonlinear optics methods for generation and detection of terahertz radiation;
  • Terahertz photonics;
  • Microphotonics.

News of School

27 December 2018, 18:00

On December 27, a Research School seminar was held at the General Physics Department. The seminar was a part of the Publication Club project. At the seminar, Masters program students presented their reports on current literature and on their research work.

16 November 2018, 21:00

On November 16, Head of the General Physics Department and Head of the Laser Physics Research School Michael Bakunov and UNN Rector Evgeny Chuprunov took part  in the family program "I am Daddy" on the Mayak Radio. The topic of the one-hour conversation was “Laser  Physics”. The scientists discussed with the presenter the history of lasers and tried to explain the principle of laser operation to radio listeners in a simple and easily understandable language, and also talked about the features of the radiation generated by this wonderful device.

You can watch the recording of the live broadcast using the link:


25 October 2018, 17:00

Research school student A.I. Shugurov took part in the 3rd International Conference "Terahertz and Microwave Radiation: Generation, Detection and Applications" that was held from October 22 to October 25 at the Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Nizhny Novgorod (Russia) where he made an oral presentation

Shugurov A.I., Bakunov M.I. «Terahertz pulse detection by direct intensity modulation of the probe laser beam in GaAs»