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  • Researchers Note Topological Effects in New Waveguide Metamaterial

    A novel waveguide-based metamaterial, suggested by physicists from ITMO University and their colleagues from University of Chile, has been shown to exhibit topological states. Upon contact with the edge of a sample, the light that passes through the lattice is nearly never distributed inside the structure, unlike in traditional waveguide gratings. The findings were published in Nano Letters. 


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #42

    Welcome to the life-universe-and-everything edition of our science news digest! That’s right, dear hitchhikers – we’re 42 installments deep and showing no sign of stopping. Quite appropriately, today we’ll learn about the secrets of the universe, as well as the more earthly matters of advances in modern photonics, medical breakthroughs, and the Russian infosec job market.


  • Physicists From ITMO Generate Single Photons For Secure Information Encryption

    Researchers at ITMO University have studied the formation of single-photon emitters, which are key components of quantum communication and computation devices. With these, it will be possible to encrypt data in a way that would make it impossible to intercept. The study was described in an article published in Nature Communications.


  • ITMO Scientists Present A Way to Control Light-Matter Coupling in Next-Gen Optical Devices

    Paving the way to next-gen optical devices, where information is transmitted with light particles, researchers from ITMO University have suggested a method to bind light and matter more efficiently. The study was described in an article published in Nano Letters. 


  • ITMO Researchers Propose New Production Method for Biosensor Nanoparticles

    Physicists from ITMO’s International Research and Educational Center for Physics of Nanostructures have proposed a method of generating plasmonic chiral nanoparticles with the help of “twisted” laser radiation. The obtained structures can be used in biosensors and polarized photodetectors, detect impurities in gasses and liquids, as well as purify medications.


  • ITMO Accelerator Launches TechNet Track

    ITMO Accelerator is introducing TechNet – a new track for startups in photonics, wireless technologies, the Internet of Things, energy transfer, and smart distributed energy systems. The program will introduce participants to entrepreneurship and assist them through all stages of project development – from ideas to first sales.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #35

    In this bi-weekly guide, we share everything you need to know about the latest goings-on in the world of science, research, and education at ITMO.


  • Laser Billiards Made Possible Thanks to ITMO Researchers

    Scientists from ITMO’s International Research and Educational Center for Physics of Nanostructures have created a new type of an ion trap, in which microparticles can be tossed  between localization zones with a laser beam, like billiard balls. In this article, we will delve into what makes the discovery so unique and how it can help revolutionize the industry.


  • ITMO’s Monday Science Roundup #28

    Today, join us as we review the key highlights of ITMO’s scientific life for the first half of April. This includes: exciting news from the world of perovskite research, an ambitious medical project by an ITMO student, and deep dives into two of the university’s newest research units in the fields of bioart and photonics.


  • Quantum Tech, Cultural Heritage, and New Materials: Exploring the Research and Educational Center for Photonics and Optoinformatics

    According to Straits Research, the global photonics market will reach the value of $1.1 trillion by 2030, with an average annual growth of 7.3%. Such prospects are attributed to the increased adoption of optical data transmission technologies in healthcare, car manufacturing, intelligent systems, and other industries. As a part of this trend, ITMO has already launched Russia’s first multi-node quantum network and developed the country’s first prototype of a wireless electric car charger. Moreover, the university has recently formed the new Research and Educational Center for Photonics and Optoinformatics. Keep reading to learn more.