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Laser Sources and Systems, Free Space and Fiber Optics Electronics

Location:
Sofia, Sofia City Province, Bulgaria
Posted:
January 29, 2017

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KALOYAN ANTONOV POPOV

acyjjq@r.postjobfree.com acyjjq@r.postjobfree.com +359-887-567-595

EDUCATION: PhD in Electrical Engineering, December 2012

Drexel University

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Philadelphia, PA

M.S., Physics, Specialization-Laser Physics and Optics, December 2004 Sofia University Sv.Kliment Ohridski, Physics-branch,

Department of Quantum Electronics

Sofia, Bulgaria

B.S., Engineering Physics, Specialization-Quantum Electronics and Laser Technologies, September 2002

Sofia University Sv.Kliment Ohridski, Phys-branch,

Department of Quantum Electronics,

Sofia, Bulgaria

WORK

EXPERIENCE: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences-Institute of Organic Chemistry with

Center of Photochemistry (Oct. 2016-Present)

Research Associate- Investigated quantum-mechanical and physical prop- erties of novel nanostructured compounds for development of Integrated Photonic Circuits (IPC) for applications in Optical Computing and Optical Data Recording; Examined via Flourescence, IR-TimeDomain, Transient-Absorption and Untrafast-femtosecond Spectroscopy methods

IBPhotonics Company( www.ibphotonics.com ) at Sofia University Sv.Kliment Ohridski (May 2015-Present)

Laser R&D Engineer- Investigated new techniques for development of new Mode-Locked laser systems, besed on nonlinear optical effects- research focused on Yb based active media; Supercontinuum fiber lasers-research focused on development of new LIDAR system based on white light laser; femtosecond OPO/OPA systems & spectrometers for ultrafast spectroscopy and Optical Communications

Drexel University - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

and Physics Department Adjunct Faculty (Jan. 2013 –Dec. 2014)

Instructor for Courses ECEL-303( Jan-Mar, 2013), ECEL-302(July-Sep, 2013), Lab 3 and Lab 2 for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students, Instructor for PHYS-201(April-June, 2013), Fundamentals of Physics for Physics and Engineering Students, PHYS-154 (Sep-Dec,2013) Introductory Physics III for Bioscience Students, PHYS-101 & 102 (Jan-Mar, 2014), Fundamentals of Physics for Physics and Engineering Students, PHYS-102 & PHYS-100 Preparation for Engineering Studies for Physics and Engineering Students (April-June, 2014), ECEL-302, Lab 2 for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students (July-Sep, 2014),

ECEL-303 Lab 3 for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students and ECES-306 Analog & Digital Communications (Sep-Dec, 2014), PHYS-186, Fundamentals of Physics Lab 1 for Physics and Engineering Students (Sep-Dec, 2014).

Responsibilities include instruction of material and grading of lab reports, exams or homework assignments

Drexel University - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Research Assistant (Sep. 2007-Dec. 2012)

Investigated- Development Optical System for Detection of Early

Precancerous Conditions using White Light Funded by

NSF Grant #0621811

In this work, we used white light spectroscopy and Lorentz-Mie scattering theory to perform nuclear size determination:

Investigated oscillatory spectra of tissue phantoms based on polystyrene spheres mimicking biological cells/nuclei

Skills obtained:

–White Light/ Diffuse Optical Spectroscopy;

–Optical Fiber Probes;

–Optical Filter Techniques;

–Particles’ Sizing;

–Light scattering;

–Optical Systems and Components Design;

–Mathematical Data Analysis(Simulations)

Drexel University - Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Teaching Assistant (Sep. 2007-Dec. 2012)

Course TA for ECEL-302, Lab 2 for Electrical and Computer Engineering students. Course material covered: BJT, Transfer Function Analysis using MATLAB, Active/Passive Filters properties), Investigated properties and analysis of all devices/circuits including PSPICE simulations.

Course TA for ECEL-303, Lab 3 for Electrical and Computer Engineering Students. Course material covered: MOSFET, Voltage Regulators,

Waveform Generators (VCOs), Butterworth Filters (Fourier Filters), Investigated properties and analysis of all devices/circuits including PSPICE simulations.

Responsibilities include instruction of material and grading of lab reports.

Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Jan. 2004-Aug. 2007)

Research Assistant

Engineered tunable laser systems generating different wavelengths in one single beam as each wavelength can be independently tuned. In this work, we developed tunable lasers based on DYE (Nd:YAG with second harmonic as a pump source) and semiconductor active media using Fabri-Perot interferometers (Interference Wedge) and ring type resonator cavity. Investigated also optical frequency conversion and amplifier systems, short optical pulse systems for optical communication applications

Skills obtained:

–Advanced Optical Setups/Free Space Optics;

–Optical Systems and Components Design;

–Laser Optics;

–Infrared Optics;

–Electro Optics;

–Interferometers and Photometers;

–Optical Communications(WDM/DWDM)/Fiber Optics;

–Non Linear Optics (including Photonics Crystals & Devices);

–Laser Sources and Systems (including DPSS & DIODE Lasers);

–OPO/OPA(Optical Parametric Oscillators/Amplifiers);

–Optical Multichannel Spectrometers;

–FFT(Fast Fourier Transform) Spectra Processing;

–Short Optical Pulse Systems(Ultrafast Spectroscopy);

–Differential Absorption Spectroscopy(LIDAR Systems);

–High Speed Optical modulators;

–Optical Detectors;

–Mathematical Data Analysis(Simulations)

PROFESSIONAL

ASSOCIATION: International Society of Optical Engineering (SPIE)

Dec 2008 – present

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

May 2011 - present

IEEE-HKN (Eta Kappa Nu) - Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society

May 2011 – present

COMPUTER

SKILLS:

–Microsoft Windows;

–Microsoft Office;

–Origin, Maple;

–Ocean Optics OOIBase32 & Ocean View (Spectroscopy software);

–Cadence-PSPICE, Allegro CIS & PCB design;

–MATLAB;

–LabVIEW;

–LASCAD;

TECHNOLOGY

SKILLS :

–Electronic Devices;

–Computer Hardware(Installing & Repairing);

–Communication Networks (LAN/WLAN, DSL/ADSL&SDSL, SONET/SDH);

–Digital Signal Processors and Microcontrollers;

–Audio and Video devices;

–Imaging devices (CCD & CMOS);

–Circuitry (Analog and Digital, Soldering, PCB);

–Oscilloscopes;

–DVMs;

–Logic Analyzers;

–Spectrum Analyzers;

–Function Generators



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