PhD in Optics and Quantum Chemistry

Siberian Federal University

Program Description

PhD in Optics and Quantum Chemistry

Siberian Federal University

Doctoral students will be involved in research projects at the Laboratory for Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy under the supervision of the laboratory head Dr. Sergey Polyutov.

The Laboratory for Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy of Siberian Federal University warmly welcomes any talented students to join our Lab. You will get an extensive research experience and become involved in the international projects we are doing together with our colleagues worldwide. You will be able to attend various PhD courses related to the lab’s research. We are a young and developing research group of talented students and postdocs and you will have much fun if you join the team. Our students tend to attend international conferences and visit international research centers. The visits are supported through internal funding and external grants.

Programme Leader

Dr. Sergey Polyutov

Dr. Polyutov’s research interests are quite broad and include the following:

Spectroscopy, Nonlinear Optics and Photonics:

  • 2D Spectroscopy, Photon Echo, Light Propagation in Non-Linear Media;
  • Dynamics of Multi-Photon Processes; Photobleaching. Light Harvesting.
  • Mathematical Modeling of various physical effects (in particular, those related to solving stiff and non-stiff systems of differential equations).

X-ray Physics:

Calculations of X-ray Raman and Auger scattering and absorption spectra.

Atomic Optics:

Laser cooling and trapping of atoms. Kinetics of particles in resonant light fields. Quantum Chemistry.

Entry requirements:

Master’s degree in Chemistry (Quantum Chemistry), or in Physics (preferably in Optics), or in Biophysics, an adequate level of English proficiency (certificate or other document)

Apply to The Centre for International Education and Certified Testing for a certificate if you do not have it, the Russian language preparatory course is available.


On-campus accommodation is available: single ensuite room 45 € per month, twin ensuite room 30 € per month.


Airport transfer, invitation letter for a Russian study visa and an optional survival course of Russian as a foreign language are provided by the University.


  • Chemical Physics in Biology (artificial photosynthesis, light harvesting, molecular aggregates, exciton theory)
  • Nonlinear Optics (laser pulse propagation through nonlinear media, multi-photon processes, etc.)
  • Spectroscopy (2D optical Fourier-spectroscopy, photon echo spectroscopy, resonant x-ray spectroscopy, etc)
  • Quantum Chemistry (applying QC to the problems in 1-3)
  • Any interesting topic the candidate may propose related to the topics discussed in 1-4



  • Physical Optics 2 (72) 1
  • Nonlinear Optics II (Introduction to Nonlinear Spectroscopy and Response theory) 2 (72) 3
  • Nonlinear Optics III (Applications) 2 (72) 4
  • Plasmonics of nanoparticle structures 2 (72) 5


  • Processing of experimental data 3 (108)
  • Methodology of PhD Thesis Preparation 3 (108)
  • Academic English 3 (108)
  • Basic English 3 (108)
  • Russian (fee will apply) 3 (108)
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 5, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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4 years
Full time
1,850 EUR
Russia - Krasnoyarsk
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