Dr Ivan P. Christov


Physics Department, Sofia University

5 James Bourchier Str
PH: 359 (2) 8161 741
Email: [email protected]


Ivan Biography includes:Education and Employment

  • 1975-1980 M.Sc., Sofia University, Department of Physics, Sofia, Bulgaria;
  • Major: Physics, Minor: Quantum Electronics
  • 1980-1983 Physicist, Research Scientist, Institute of Optics, Sofia.
  • 1983-1987 Ph.D. studies, Department of Physics, Sofia University; Ph.D. thesis
  • devoted to processes of generation and propagation of femtosecond
  • optical pulses, and Raman scattering. Ph.D. degree of April 1987.
  • 1987-1990 Institute of laser Physics, Sofia University, Research Scientist and project
  • leader
  • 1991-1992 Visiting Scientist at Max-Planck-Institut for Quantum Optics, Garching,
  • Germany, with an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
  • 1993-2000 Associate Professor at the Physics Department, Sofia University, and
  • Director of the Institute of Laser Physics.
  • 1994 Visiting Scientist (during summers), WSU-Pullman, USA; CUOS-Ann through Arbor; JILA, University of Colorado at Boulder.
  • 2006
  • 2001- Dr.habil, Physics Dept, Sofia University
  • present
  • 2003- Professor, Physics Dept, Sofia University
  • present

  • Fellow of the Optical Society of America Alexander von Humboldt Fellow

  • Lectures on “Wave and quantum optics”, “Photonic structures”, and “Physics of high-power optical fields”.
Professional Activities:
  • Publications: 86 papers in scientific journals, 2 review articles.
  • Reviewer of Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. A, Optics Letters, Opt. Commun, Opt. Express, JOSA B.
  • Coordinator for Bulgaria within the “Extreme Light Infrastrucuture” project.
Research interests:

  • Correlated electron dynamics via time-dependent quantum Monte Carlo. Generation of high harmonics and isolated attosecond X-ray pulses. Amplification of single attosecond pulses via quasi-phase matching. Nonlinear optics and coherent control in the femto-attosecond domain. Spatio-temporal and self-organisation effects in self-mode locked lasers.

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