Sergey Kurilchik

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (AIPT)

Sergey Kurilchik

Dr Sergey Kurilchik (Siarhei Kurylchyk) received his PhD degree in Optics in 2014, working at the Centre for Optical Materials and Technologies (COMT) of Belarusian National Technical University (BNTU), leading laser research centre in Minsk, Belarus. His research had been focusing on spectroscopy of RE doped laser materials and their application for development of ultrafast solid-state lasers. He had participated in numerous research projects of COMT both with scientific and industrial partners and combined research activities with teaching at Laser engineering department of BNTU.

In 2017 he continued his career at Optoelectronics Research Centre of University of Southampton, where he had worked on the development of planar-waveguide laser and amplifier systems, as part of a Manufacturing with Light EPSRC grant, studying planar/channel waveguides fabricated by pulsed laser deposition technique.

In May 2019 Dr Sergey Kurilchik joined Aston Institute of Technologies to take part in H2020 PULSE project to investigate ultrafast diode lasers and to develop a cutting-edge ultra-short pulse fibre laser system for industrial applications.

Position: Research fellow

Room: NW614   

  • Ph.D in Optics, Institute for Laser Materials and Technologies, Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk, Belarus);

  • M.Sc in Opto-Electronic and Laser Instruments and Systems, Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk, Belarus);

  • B.Sc in Instrumentation-Engineering: Laser Engineering, Belarusian National Technical University (Minsk, Belarus).
  • 05/2019 – current: Research Fellow, AIPT, Aston University, UK;

  • 09/2017 – 04/2019: Research Fellow, Planar Waveguide and Slab Lasers group, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, UK;

  • 08/2015 – 04/2017 Invited Researcher, Institute of Physics, Kazan (Volga region) Federal University, Kazan, Russia;

  • 12/2009 – 08/2017: Researcher, Institute for Laser Materials and Technologies, Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus.
  • Consultation/supervising AIPT students in their research
  • Spectroscopy of RE-doped laser materials;
  • Solid-state lasers and laser systems;
  • Ultrafast lasers and time-resolved spectroscopy;
  • Planar waveguide lasers and amplifiers;
  • Semiconductor lasers;
  • High-power laser systems.
  • 2014: Belarusian Physical Society
  • 2014: European Physical Society
  • 2019: Optical Society of America

Mackenzie, J., Kurilchik, S., Prentice, J. J., Grant-Jacob, J., Carpenter, L. G., Gates, J., Smith, P., Gawith, C., Riris, H., Yu, A. & Eason, "1.6-μm Er:YGG Waveguide Amplifiers," R. 22 Feb 2019 Proccedings Volume 10896, Solid State Lasers XXVIII: Technology and Devices. SPIE, 8 p. 10896-3.

J.J. Prentice, S. Kurilchik, J. Grant-Jacob, R. Eason, and J. Mackenzie "Particulate reduction in PLD-grown crystalline films via bi-directional target irradiation" Applied Physics A 125(2) (2019).

S.V. Kurilchik, J.A. Grant-Jacob, J.J. Prentice, P. Hua, R.W. Eason, and J.I. Mackenzie Pulsed-laser-deposited Yb:YAG planar-waveguide amplifier, 8th EPS-QEOD Europhoton Conference "Solid State, Fibre, and Waveguide Coherent Light Sources", Barcelona, Spain, 02 - 07 September 2018, ThP.11.

Kurilchik, S., Dernovich, O., Gorbachenya, K., Kisel, V., Kolesova, I., Kravtsov, A., Guretsky, S., Kuleshov, N. Growth, spectroscopy, and laser characterization of Er:KGdxYbyY1−x−y(WO4)2 epitaxial layers (2017) Optics Letters, 42 (21), pp. 4565-4568.

Kurilchik, S., Gusakova, N., Demesh, M., Yasukevich, A., Kisel, V., Pavlyuk, A., Kuleshov, N. Energy transfer in Tm,Ho:KYW crystal and diode-pumped microchip laser operation (2016) Optics Express, 24 (6), pp. 6451-6458.

Gorbachenya, K.N., Kurilchik, S.V., Kisel, V.E., Yasukevich, A.S., Kuleshov, N.V., Nizamutdinov, A.S., Korableva, S.L., Semashko, V.V. Laser performance of in-band pumped Er : LiYF4 and Er : LiLuF4 crystals (2016) Quantum Electronics, 46 (2), pp. 95-99.

Lagatsky, A.A., Fusari, F., Calvez, S., Kurilchik, S.V., Kisel, V.E., Kuleshov, N.V., Dawson, M.D., Brown, C.T.A., Sibbett, W. Femtosecond pulse operation of a Tm, Ho-codoped crystalline laser near 2 um (2010) Optics Letters, 35 (2), pp. 172-174.

Yasukevich, A.S., Kisel, V.E., Kurilchik, S.V., Grigoriev, S.V., Kuleshov, N.V., Gordeev, E.Yu., Korableva, S.L., Naumov, A.K., Semashko, V.V. Continuous wave diode pumped Yb:LLF and Yb:NYF lasers (2009) Optics Communications, 282 (22), pp. 4404-4407.

Lagatsky, A.A., Fusari, F., Kurilchik, S.V., Kisel, V.E., Yasukevich, A.S., Kuleshov, N.V., Pavlyuk, A.A., Brown, C.T.A., Sibbett, W. Optical spectroscopy and efficient continuous-wave operation near 2 μm for a Tm,Ho:KYW laser crystal (2009) Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 97 (2), pp. 321-326.

Bain, F.M., Lagatsky, A.A., Kurilchick, S.V., Kisel, V.E., Guretsky, S.A., Luginets, A.M., Kalanda, N.A., Kolesova, I.M., Kuleshov, N.V., Sibbett, W., Brown, C.T.A. Continuous-wave and Q-switched operation of a compact, diode-pumped Yb 3+:KY(WO4)2 planar waveguide laser (2009) Optics Express, 17 (3), pp. 1666-1670.

Kisel, V.E., Kurilchik, S.V., Yasukevich, H.S., Grigoriev, S.V., Smirnova, S.A., Kuleshov, N.V. Spectroscopy and femtosecond laser performance of Yb3+:YAlO 3 crystal (2008) Optics Letters, 33 (19), pp. 2194-2196.

Tolstik, N.A., Kurilchik, S.V., Kisel, V.E., Kuleshov, N.V., Maltsev, V.V., Pilipenko, O.V., Koporulina, E.V., Leonyuk, N.I. Efficient 1 W continuous-wave diode-pumped Er, Yb:YAl3(BO 3)4 laser (2007) Optics Letters, 32 (22), pp. 3233-3235.

Tolstik, N.A., Troshin, A.E., Kurilchik, S.V., Kisel, V.E., Kuleshov, N.V., Matrosov, V.N., Matrosova, T.A., Kupchenko, M.I. Spectroscopy, continuous-wave and Q-switched diode-pumped laser operation of Er3+,Yb3+:YVO4 crystal (2007) Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 86 (2), pp. 275-278.