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  • Locations: Moscow, Russia; St Petersburg, Russia
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 3.0
Housing: Hostel Area of study: Optical Engineering, Optics
Program type: Research Class Status: 1-freshmen, 2-sophomore, 3-junior
Program Description:
Two week research program with ITMO University in St. Petersburg, Russia.  ITMO is one Russia’s leading higher education and research institutions, specializing in Information Technology, Optical Design and Engineering.   Students will travel to Russia on or about May 30th and return on or about June 12th.   No academic credit is offered for this program.

Potential research topics include:
-Experimental ultrafast quantum key distribution for secure metropolitan area networks.
-Long-distance (up to 300km) quantum communication systems.
-Optimization of experimental subcarrier wave quantum cryptography setups for using different types of single photon detectors.
-Operational software development for quantum communication devices.
-Development/simulation of terahertz devices (filters, sensors, generators) with tunable characteristics on basis of graphene layers
-Development of terahertz spectrometers/imaging devices.
-Terahertz imaging of hidden text
-Data acquisition optimization of TDS system
-THz generation in laser-induced micro-plasma
-THz generation in crossed-beam laser-induced plasma
-Propagation of THz radiation in bio-tissues. Numerical simulation.
-Spectral peculiarities and optical properties of bio-tissues and bio-cells in THz frequency range.
-Investigation of spectral and optical properties of artificial media "metamaterials" (artificial dielectrics, artificial magnetics, left-handed media, photonic crystals, chiral media, etc.)
-Development/simulation of optical devices on basis of transformation optics (cloaking devices, waveguides, polarizators, beam splitters, etc.)
-Holographic multiwavelength phase imaging. 

In addition, students will attend classes on the Russian language and culture. 

In order to apply, students must be an Optics major in good standing (i.e. not on probation or pending any discplinary action) with an overall GPA of at least "3.0".

Estimated cost is $2,500-$3,000.  Students will be provided updated costing information prior to committing to this program.   As this program takes place during the summer, students should indicate their city of departure and return.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/16/2018 03/23/2018 TBA TBA