E-mail: vladimir.kalashnikov@uniroma1.it


Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell`Informazione, Elettronica e Telecomunicazioni, Sapienza Universita di Roma, via Eudossiana 18, 00184 Rome, Italy


Citizen of Republic of Belarus. Born April 07, 1965 in Minsk, Belarus, Married, has one son 31 years old and one daughter 29 years old.




  • Theoretical laser physics

    That means the development of different analytical and numerical approaches to an analysis of laser dynamics. This field includes simulation of actively and passively mode-locked as well as Q-switched oscillators containing various nonlinear elements (e.g. semiconductor saturable absorber, second harmonic, Raman and Kerr-media, nonlinear polarizator, additive resonator, etc.) A pedagogical sketch can be found in the on-line book Mathematical ultrashort-pulse laser physics.

    including ultrashort pulse generation in both positive and negative dispersion regimes, Q-switching, and nolinear dynamics of mode-locked oscillators.

  • Femtosecond pulse nonlinear optics including intra-fiber propagation, supercontinuum generation, and solitonics (incl. dissipative solitons).

  • Field theory including general relativity, relativistic theory of gravity, relativistic astrophysics, and quantum cosmology (cum Deus calculat, fit mundus).

    The computer algebra based introduction to relativistic astrophysics including celestial mechanics in weak field, black holes and cosmology can be found in the on-line book.

  • Pure mathematics and mathematical physics including set theory, mathematical logic, and computer algebras (nihil certi habemus in nostra scientia, nisi nostram mathematicam).

    Here one can find the commented Maple and Mathematica programs concentrated on laser physics and relativistic gravity.

  • Philosophy including philosophy of mathematics, historical, culturological and scientific aspects of platonism (amica veritas sed magis amicus Plato).

  • Philology and linguistics including study of mythological and philosophical patterns of Russian modernism and postmodernism.




Professional occupation (University/Institution, year, position):

  • Institute for Applied Physics Problems (Belarus, Minsk), August 1989 - June 1992 (position of Junior Researcher)

  • Institute for Applied Physics Problems (Belarus, Minsk), June 1992 - June 1993 (position of Senior Researcher)

  • International Laser Center (Belarus, Minsk), July 1993 - December 1996 (position of Scientific Secretary)

  • Institute for Laser- and Plasmophysics (University of Essen, Germany), 1996 (DAAD Fellow)

  • International Laser Center (Belarus, Minsk), January 1997 - July 2001 (position of Head of Laser Optics Laboratory)

  • Belarusian University of Technology (Minsk, Belarus), January 1997 - July 2001 (position of Associate Professor at Laser Technology Department)

  • Photonics Institute, Technical University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria), August 2001 - July 2003 (Lise Meitner Fellow)

  • Photonics Institute, Technical University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria), August 2003 - August 2014 (research fellow, senior research fellow)

  • Institute for Semiconductor Physics, Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, October 2005 - March 2006 (Austrian scientific society fellow)

  • Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies, Aston University (Birmingham, UK), September 2014 - September 2016 (Marie Curie Fellow)

  • Photonics Institute, Technical University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria), October 2016 - October 2019 (senior research fellow)

  • Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell'Informazione, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, since October 2019 (Marie Curie Fellow)


Member of OSA and EPS



Teaching experience:

Advisor of two Ph.D. theses. Lecturing: quantum mechanics, applied mathematics, laser and nonlinear optics, ultrafast and semiconductor lasers, fiber communications, computer algebras.




V.L.Kalashnikov have managed the research projects on laser optics and ultrashort pulse physics (see a brief survey of the just completed project)





379, incl. 15 chapters in books, 207 articles in refereed journals, proceedings bands, e-archives, and 157 presentations at International conferences.