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Dr. Konstantin L. Vodopyanov

Dr. Konstantin L. Vodopyanov

21st Century Scholar Chair & Professor of Optics & Photonics, and Physics

Mid-Infrared Combs Group

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407-823-6818 (Office)


CREOL A113 (Office)


Konstantin L. Vodopyanov obtained his MS from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology ("Phys-Tech") and his PhD and DSc (Habilitation) from the Oscillations Lab. of Lebedev Physical Institute (later General Physics Inst.), led by Nobel Prize winner Alexander Prokhorov.  Konstantin served an assistant professor at the Moscow Phys-Tech (1985-90), an Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bayreuth in Germany (1990-92), and as a Royal Society postdoctoral fellow and lecturer at Imperial College, London, UK (1992-98). In 1998, he moved to the United States and became head of the laser group at Inrad, Inc., NJ (1998-2000), and later director of mid-IR systems at Picarro, Inc.,CA (2000-2003). His other industry experience includes co-founding and providing technical guidance for several US and European companies. In 2003 he returned to Academia (Stanford University, 2003-2013) and is now a 21st Century Scholar Chair & Professor of Optics at CREOL, College of Optics & Photonics, Univ. Central Florida. Dr. Vodopyanov is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, UK Institute of Physics (IOP). He has > 350 technical publications and is member of program committees for several major laser conferences including CLEO (most recent, General Chair in 2010) and Photonics West (Conference Chair). His research interests include nonlinear optics, mid-IR and terahertz-wave generation, ultra broadband frequency combs and their spectroscopic and biomedical applications.

Awards & Honors

American Physical Society (APS) Fellow
International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) Fellow
Optical Society of America (OSA) Fellow
United Kingdom’s Institute of Physics (IOP) Fellow

Recent Publications

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, and K.L. Vodopyanov
"Mid-infrared coherent sources and applications: introduction"
Journal Of The Optical Society Of America B - Optical Physics 33(11)
K.L. Vodopyanov
"Mid-IR and THz"
CREOL seminar, Highlights series
V.O. Smolski, H. Yang, J. Xu, and K.L. Vodopyanov
"Massively parallel dual-comb molecular detection with subharmonic optical parametric oscillators"
H.L. Yang, H.Y. Wei, H.Y. Zhang, K. Chen, Y. Li, V.O. Smolski, and K.L. Vodopyanov
"Performance estimation of dual-comb spectroscopy in different frequency-control schemes"
Applied Optics 55(23), pp.6321-6330
K.L. Vodopyanov
"Coherent mid-infrared sources and applications "
CLEO Short Course
Q. Ru, Z. Loparo, P.G. Schunemann, and K.L. Vodopyanov
"Femtosecond opo based on orientation-patterned gallium phosphide (OP-GaP)"
CLEO:QELS, San Jose, CA, June, paper STu1Q.6
V.O. Smolski, S. Vasilyev, P.G. Schunemann, S.B. Mirov, and K.L. Vodopyanov
"Subharmonic GaAs OPO pumped by a Cr:ZnS laser with an instantaneous bandwidth 3.6-5.6 µm"
Laser Optics, St Petersburg, Russia, June, invited
K.L. Vodopyanov
"Real-time detection of biomarkers in human breath with lasers"
Mayo - UCF Symposium, Orlando FL, May
V.O. Smolski, H. Yang, S.D. Gorelov, P.G. Schunemann, and K.L. Vodopyanov
"Coherence properties of a 2.6–7.5 µm frequency comb produced as a subharmonic of a Tm-fiber laser"
Optics Letters 41(7), pp.1388-1391
K.F. Lee, C. Mohr, J. Jiang, P.G. Schunemann, K.L. Vodopyanov, and M.E. Fermann
"Narrow linewidth midinfrared frequency combs from doubly-resonant OPOs"
High-Brightness Sources and Light-Driven Interactions, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources 2016 (OSA conference), Long Beach, CA, invited


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