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Centre of Strong Fields Physics
Centre of Strong Fields Physics at YSU was established in 2008, on the base of the Chair of Quantum Electronics and Scientific Research Laboratory of Nonlinear Electrodynamics.

Research Field - Physics

The main research directions

Relativistic Nonlinear Electrodynamics, Free Electron Lasers, Laser Accelerators, Plasma Physics, Vacuum in Superstrong Fields, Nonlinear and Quantum Optics/Informatics, Nonlinear Electrodynamics of Nanostructures, Laboratory Astrophysics and Cosmology, Applications of Lasers and Nanotechnologies in the Biology and Medicine.


Expected results and their actuality

The research of the Centre involves a large class of basic and applied investigations with the goal of achieving a fundamental understanding of the nonlinear interaction of free charged particle beams and plasma, atoms/ions, and nanostructures with the strong electromagnetic fields - towards the construction of small setup devices such as lasers operating in THz, XUV, and gamma-ray domain of frequencies, as well as compact unconventional accelerators, and at the construction of quantum-information communication networks/computers. Short wavelength coherent sources may offer significant advantages in applications like holograms of microscopic biological structures, as well as in many fields where coherent, short wavelength radiation is required like holography and interferometry on a sub-micrometer scale etc. The next generation of particle accelerators will likely depend upon novel schemes of reaching the high energies necessary for exploring the future frontiers of physics. Laser acceleration is the main candidate for the solution of this challenging problem, besides it will have significant applications especially in medicine and Hi-Tech industry. Besides, it is expected the efficient contribution of planned experimental investigations in laser biomedicine, with the implementation of laser synthesis of colloidal nano-particles of diverse physicochemical properties and nonlinear laser spectroscopic methods in nano-bio-medicine.

Goals and Tasks

  • High Harmonics Generation: Free Electron and X-ray Lasers,
  • Particle-antiparticle pair creation and annihilation in the superstrong laser fields, Gamma Lasers,
  • Investigation of laser induced processes in atomic/ionic/molecular systems: Coherent control and storage of quantum information,
  • Laser acceleration of charged particles and plasma effects,
  • Multiphoton interaction of graphene and nanostructures with coherent electromagnetic radiation – towards the generation of coherent terahertz radiation,
  • Laser synthesis of nano-particles and applications of laser spectroscopy in nano-bio-medicine.


For the theoretical and experimental investigations the following equipment is currently available at the Centre:
Nd:YAG lasers of picosecond/nanosecond durations, Tunable laser, Spectrometers, Optical microscope, 7 powerful workstation and 4 laptop computers, a digital projector, 3 laser printers.

International collaboration, grants

  • Investigation of laser induced nonlinear phenomena and applications of nanotechnologies (basic funding),
  • Laser induced generation of coherent x-ray and charged particles’ acceleration (International Science & Technology Center: Canada. ISTC #A1307, 2006-2009),
  • Investigation of some electromagnetic processes of ultrahigh energies in super-short space-time scales and in the astrophysical models (Thematic grant of SCS of RA, 2011-2013),
  • Mesoscopic objects as a source of generation of terahertz radiation /Armenian-Belarusian grant for international collaboration, 2011-2013/,
  • Nonlinear electrodynamics of nanostructures (Armenian-Russian grant for international collaboration, 2013-2015),
  • Creation and annihilation of particle-antiparticle pairs in the superstrong laser fields (Thematic grant of SCS of RA, 2013-2015).

Head of the Center
Hamlet K. Avetissian, Doctor of Phys. Math. Sciences, Professor:


Ara K. Avetissian, Doctor of Phys. Math. Sciences, Professor, forward research associate,
Garnik F. Mkrtchian, Doctor of Phys. Math. Sciences, Head of laboratory,
Yura P. Malakyan, Doctor of Phys. Math. Sciences, forward research associate,
Hrachya B. Nersisyan, Doctor of Phys. Math. Sciences, forward research associate,
Khachik V. Sedrakian, Doctor of Phys. Math. Sciences, senior research associate,
Armenuhi G. Ghazaryan, Candidate of Phys. Math. Sciences, senior research associate,
Babken R. Avchyan, Candidate of Phys. Math. Sciences, junior research associate,
Asatur A. Lalayan, Candidate of Phys. Math. Sciences, Head of laboratory,
Hovhannes A. Movsesyan, Candidate of Biological Sciences, junior research associate,
Luiza M. Khachatryan, Engineer,
Sofia N. Vardanyan, Senior laboratory assistant

Tel.: (+374 60) 710392, 23-92 (inner line)
Fax: (+374 10) 570597

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