Candidate of Physical Sciences (PhD),
Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 1995
Position held at
Extreme Light Infrastructure
Position held at
Department of Optics & Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Szeged
Max Born Institute, Berlin, Germany (2005-2008, 40 months)
Atomic Physics, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden (2002-2003, 12 months)
Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory , UK, visiting scientist (1992-1998, 36 months)
Angewandte Physik, Johannes-Kepler-Universität, Linz, Austria, visiting scientist (1991, 3 months);
Nichtlinearische Optik, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena , Germany, exchange student (1989, 4 months);
2000-2003: "Széchenyi" Professorship of the Ministry of Education of Hungary
1998-1999 & 2004-2005: "Bolyai János" Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
1996-1998: "Magyary Zoltán" Postdoctoral Scholarship of the Ministry of Education of Hungary
1989-1990: Scholarship of the Hungarian Republic for Graduates
Golden Chalk Award of the Student Council of the Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Szeged, Hungary (2002)
Master Professor Award of the Council of National Scientific Students’ Associations , Hungary, (1999)
Physics Award of the Section of Physics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences , (1997)
Pro Scientia Gold Medal of the Council of National Scientific Students’ Associations , Hungary (1991)
Member of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS), (2003-)
Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), (1998-)
Member of Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), (1994-)
Founder Member of the Society of Pro Scientia Medallists , Hungary (1992-)
Member of Roland Eötvös Physical Society (ELFT), Hungary, (1987-)
Spectroscopy of atoms and molecules (course curriculum in English)
(manuscript in Hungarian - kézirat MAGYARUL)
A course for music students of the Conservatory of the University of Szeged.
Technology in everyday life
A general course for all students of the University of Szeged.
TeWaTi Laser and Research Group
A home-designed, -developed and -made femtosecond TW-class laser system, which is based on dual amplification technology (optical parametric amplification and Ti:S).
Nonlinear refractive indeces. Multiple-photon absorption and nonlinear refraction of optical materials and organic dyes. Time-resolved investigation of laser-matter interactions (gas break down, etc.)
Nonlinear OpticsShaping and Propagation of Laser Pulses
Sum- and difference frequency generation, optical parametric amplification in UV and NIR, optical damage in materials.
Measurement of group velocity & group velocity dispersion in optical materials, dielectric laser mirrors. Pulse compressors (prismatic and grating), pulse shapers (thermal prism pair, thermal slab, acousto-optical crystal).
Diagnostics of Laser Pulses
Temporal-, phase- and spectral characterisation of femtosecond laser pulses (theoretically and experimentally): auto- and cross correlators, phase sensitive, in high dynamic range (108 ), for large beam diameters (10 cm). Interferometric techniques for (i) phase and amplitude measurements and (ii) determination of angular dispersion.
Tunable narrowband ~, quenched ~, short cavity ~, laser pulse amplification in dye amplifiers
COMPLETE LIST OF PUBLICATIONS Last updated: 16th October, 2005