The Laboratory of Nonlinear Optics of Waveguide Systems of the Novosibirsk State University was established in May 2017 as a result of the victory of the project "Spatial Nonlinear Optics of Multimode and Multi-Fiber Fiber Systems" in the fifth contest of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation for receiving grants from the Government of the Russian Federation for state support of scientific research conducted under the leadership of the leading scientists.

Project goal:

The project develops a range of new technologies, based on the spatiotemporal control of nonlinear optical processes in multimode and multi-core fiber devices. Our research is structured along the following, and closely interconnected, main directions:

  • Theoretical and experimental study of spatiotemporal and spectral nonlinear dynamics and shaping of ultrashort optical pulses propagating in multimode and multicore fibers and fiber devices;
  • Analysis of the information capacity of nonlinear multimode and multicore for spatial division multiplexing in fiber optics transmission systems;
  • Investigation of the physics and applications of optical systems based on multimode and multicore fibers, structured by femtosecond laser radiation, including novel lasers and sensors.

List of equipment:

  • Two optical tables assembly
  • Nano-positioning platform 
  • Three-channel piezo amplifier
  • System for coupling radiation sources with fiber
  • Solid-state diode-pumped single-pulse laser
  • Holders, positioners
  • Nematic system of spatial modulation of light
  • Power and energy meter
  • Spatial modulator
  • Interrogator
  • Polarimeter
  • Oscilloscope
  • Signal generator, 120 MHz
  • Welding machine
  • 3D printer

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Head of Lab: Prof. Wabnitz Stefan

Field of scientific interests:

  • Nonlinear silicon photonics, pulse propagation in optical fibers and waveguides, theory and applications of optical solitons, all optical switching, photonic crystal fibers and waveguides, supercontinuum laser sources.
  • Design and modeling of high-bit-rate long-distance optical communication links and systems.
  • Mode-locked and ultra-short fiber lasers, ultrafast phenomena, few cycle pulse generation and propagation.
  • Fundamental nonlinear optical processes, stimulated scattering, multi-wave mixing.

Academic recognition:

Stefan Wabnitz is widely recognized as one of the world leaders in the theory of guided wave nonlinear optical devices and of nonlinear effects in optical fibers. His research activities over a time span of more than 30 years have been carried out in top academic and industrial establishments both in Europe and the USA, resulted in over 600 publications on international journals, conferences and book chapters, which received an average of 300 citations/year for the past 30 years (source: Google Scholar). His work has pioneered the research fields of nonlinear guide wave mode coupling, polarization instabilities and chaos, optical soliton generation and transmission


University Paris Diderot, France, Paris 

Institute of Complex Systems, Italy, Rome

Institute of Automation and Electrometry, Novosibirsk

Université de Limoges, Limoges, France

Laboratory staff:

  • Prof. Wabnitz Stefan
  • Prof Babin Sergey
  • Ph.D Bednyakova Anastasia 
  • Bochek Darya
  • Ph.D Vatnik Ilya 
  • Wolf Alexey
  • Gonta Vyacheslav
  • Gorbunov Oleg 
  • Ph.D Dostovalov Alexandr
  • Zakharov Yaroslav
  • Kotyushev Mikhail
  • Makarenko Maxim 
  • Pankov Artem
  • DSc Podivilov Evgeny
  • Ph.D Redyuk Alexey
  • Sidelnikov Oleg
  • Skvortsov Mikhail
  • Skidin Anton
  • Skvortsov Mikhail
  • Ph.D Terekhov Ivan
  • Trubitsina Elena
  • Fast Semyon
  • Prof. Fedoruk Mikhail
  • Ph.D Kharenko Denis 
  • Chekhovskoy Igor
  • DSc Churkin Dmitry
  • Ph.D Shtyrina Olga
  • Yakushin Sergey
  • Yarutkina Irina

Publications of the laboratory for 2017


  • K. Krupa, A. Tonello, B. M. Shalaby, M. Fabert, A. Barthélémy, G. Millot, S. Wabnitz, V. Couderc: Spatial beam self-cleaning in multimode fiber, Nat. Photon., vol. 11, pp. 237–241, 2017.     IF=38.910
  • R. Guenard, K. Krupa, R. Dupiol, M. Fabert, A. Bendahmane, V. Kermene, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, J. L. Auguste, A.Tonello, A. Barthélémy, G.Millot, S. Wabnitz, and V. Couderc: Kerr self-cleaning of pulsed beam in an ytterbium doped multimode fiber, Opt. Express, vol. 25, pp. 4783-4792, 2017. IF=3.307
  • R. Dupiol, A. Bendahmane, K. Krupa, A. Tonello, M. Fabert, B. Kibler, T. Sylvestre, A. Barthelemy, V. Couderc, S. Wabnitz, and G. Millot: Far-detuned cascaded intermodal four-wave mixing in a multimode fiber, Opt. Letters, vol. 42, pp. 1293-1296,  2017. IF=3.416
  • D. Ceoldo, K. Krupa, A. Tonello, V. Couderc, D. Modotto, U. Minoni, G. Millot, and S. Wabnitz: Second harmonic generation in multimode graded-index fibers: spatial beam cleaning and multiple harmonic sideband generation, Opt. Letters, vol. 42, pp. 971-974, 2017. IF=3.416
  • Guenard R., Krupa K., Dupiol R., Fabert M., Bendahmane A., Kermene V., Desfarges-Berthelemot A., Auguste J. L., Tonello A., Barthélémy A., Millot G., Wabnitz S., Couderc V., Nonlinear beam self-cleaning in a coupled cavity composite laser based on multimode fiber. Opt. Express, vol. 25, 022219 (2017) IF=3.307
  • Dupiol R., Bendahmane A., Krupa K., Fatome J., Tonello A., Fabert M., Couderc V., Wabnitz S., Millot G (2017). Intermodal modulational instability in graded-index multimode optical fibers, Opt. Letters, vol. 42, p. 3419-3422 (2017)    IF=3.416
  • Nuño J., Rizzelli G., Gallazzi F., Prieto F., Pulido C., Corredera P., Wabnitz S., Ania-Castanon J.D. Open-Cavity Spun Fiber Raman Lasers with Dual Polarization Output. Sci. Rep. 7, 13681(2017). IF=4.847
  • E. V. Podivilov, D. S. Kharenko, A. E. Bednyakova, M. P. Fedoruk, S. A. Babin. Spectral comb of highly chirped pulses generated via cascaded FWM of two frequency-shifted dissipative solitons. Sci. Rep.7, 2905(2017) IF=4.8
  • S. S. Yakushin, A. A. Wolf, A. V. Dostovalov,  M. I. Skvortsov, S. Wabnitz, S. A. Babin. A study of bending effect on the femtosecond-pulse inscribed fiber Bragg gratings in a dual-core fiber OFT (submitted)
  • S. Chekhovskoy, O. S. Sidelnikov, A. A. Reduyk, A. M. Rubenchik, O. V.Shtyrina, M. P. Fedoruk, S. K.Turitsyn, E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, S. A. Babin, K. Krupa, V. Couderc, A. Tonello, A. Barthélémy, G.Millot, S. Wabnitz, “Nonlinear Waves in Multimode Fibers”, chapter in book “Handbook of Optical Fibers”, ed. by B. Malomed, Springer Publ. (in press).

Coneference papers
  • Krupa K., Modotto D., Couderc V., Barthelemy A., Tonello A., Millot G., Wabnitz S. (2017). Spatio-temporal beam dynamics in multimode nonlinear optical fibers. In: 19th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON) 2017. p. 1-4, ISBN: 978-1-5386-0859-3, Girona, Spain, July 2017, doi: 10.1109/ICTON.2017.8024756 (invited talk)
  • Wabnitz Stefan, Krupa Katarzyna, Tonello Alessandro, Barthelemy Alain, Millot Guy, Modotto Daniele, Couderc Vincent (2017). Nonlinear dynamics of spatio-temporal waves in multimode fibres. In: Optics InfoBase Conference Papers. vol. 2017, OSA - The Optical Society, ISBN: 9781557528209, Nonlinear Optics, Waikoloa, USA, July 2017, doi: 10.1364/NLO.2017.NTu2B.4 (invited talk)
  • Wabnitz S. (2017). Nonlinear spatiotemporal dynamics in multimode fibers. In: XXXIInd General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science. Montreal, August 2017 (invited talk)
  • Wabnitz S. (2017). Spatiotemporal beam nonlinear dynamics in multimode fibers. In: VIII-th International Conference "SOLITONS, COLLAPSES AND TURBULENCE: Achievements, Developments and Perspectives" (SCT-17). Chernogolovka, Russia, May 2017 (invited talk)
  • S. S. Yakushin, A. A. Wolf, A. V. Dostovalov, M. I. Skvortsov, S. A. Babin. A study of bending effect on the femtosecond-pulse inscribed fiber Bragg gratings in a dual-core fiber. 26th International Laser Physics Workshop - LPHYS’17 (July 17–21, 2017, Kazan, Russia), Abstracts, IOP Publ., paper S8.2.7
  • S. Babin. Multicolor dissipative solitons: formation and nonlinear interaction. School on “Complexity in Nonlinear Photonics” (Como, September 25-29, 2017).
  • E. Podivilov. Turbulence of light in fiber laser. School on “Complexity in Nonlinear Photonics” (Como, September 25-29, 2017).
- October 13th, 2017: STEMS project presented by S. Wabnitz's seminar at MPQ Laboratory, Paris Diderot University, France
- October 19th, 2017: STEMS project presented by S. Wabnitz's seminar at Thales Research and Technology France, Campus Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

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