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Peter G. Kazansky is a Professsor at the ORC leading a group in physical optoelectronics. He has some 22 years experience in quantum electronics, fibre and integrated optics. He received a M.Sc. degree in Physics from Moscow State University in 1979 and a Ph.D. under supervision of Nobel Laureate for the invention of laser A.M. Prokhorov from the General Physics Institute in 1985. He was awarded the Leninskii Komsomol Prize in 1989 for the pioneering work on \"Circular photogalvanic effect in crystals\" (which concerns conversion of photon angular momentum to charge carrier momentum). From 1989 to 1993 he led a group in the GPI, which unravelled the mystery of a new optical phenomenon - light-induced frequency doubling in media with inversion symmetry. In recognition of the results of his scientific work he was awarded the title Senior Research Fellow in \"Physical Electronics\" in 1992. In 1992 he was awarded a Royal Society Fellowship at the ORC, where he is now pursuing his interests in advanced photonic materials, poling, photosensitivity, femtosecond 3D direct writing, integrated atom optics and quantum information research. Over the past years this research has led, via benefits in physical understanding to a number of world first demonstrations including the first evidence of coherent photoconductivity via quantum interference in condensed matter. He has served on many international conference committees including CLEO′98 and CLEO′99. He is a Fellow of Optical Society of America and a Vice-Chair of the TC-20 Technical Committee on Glasses for Optoelectronics of ICG, the International Commission on Glass.
Prof Peter Kazansky is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Physical Optics, University of Southampton and University of Southampton.