Ivan Buchvarov

Research Interests •   Nonlinear optics
•   Ultrafast phenomena in molecular systems
•   Ultrashort laser pulse generation and characterization
•   Solid state lasers
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Professional Preparation

2004 - 2008:
Senior Research Scholar, Ultrafast Photonics,
Boston College, Boston, USA

DFG - Research Associate, Nonlinear Optics,
Technichen Universitat Munchen, Germany

DFG - Research Associate, Laser Physics,
Technichen Universitat Munchen, Germany

Postdoc Training, Laser Physics,
Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics, St. Petersburgh, Russia

Postsoc Training, Laser Engineering,
Friedrich Schiller Universitat, Institut fur Optik und Quantenelektronik, Jena, Germany

1988 - 1992:
PhD in Physics,
Physics Department, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

1978 - 1984:
MS in Engineering Physics,
Physics Department, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria


2003 - Present:
Associate Professor,
Department of Physics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

1997 - 2003:
Head Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

1995 - 1997:
Senior Assistant Professor,
Department of Physics, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Research and
Management Experience

Project leader of 12 scientific or industrial projects at the Scientific Research Department at Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridski".

Examples of completed projects:


"Development of diode-pumped picosecond laser at 1 micron using intracavity frequency doubling" Boston College, Boston, USA

"Development of compact high power laser sources for mobile systems for remote sensing and control", funded by the Bulgarian National Fund for Structural and Technological Development, Bulgaria

"Laser parameter control using cascaded nonlinear effects" Scientific Research Project F601, funded by the National Science Fund, Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Technology

"Optical Control and Data Acquisition in Laser Vapor Deposition System" funded by INCO - COPERNICUS,
EU - Bulgaria


"Design and construction of high energy (~1J) nanosecond laser system"

"Design and construction of engraving Nd:YAG system"

"Design and construction of temperature tuned parametric generator using LBO crystal" funded by WE-BI Trading Co, Budapest, Hungary

"Developing of picosecond Nd:YAG laser oscillator passively mode-locked by frequency doubling and negative feedback control" funded by AlphaLas GmbH, Goettingen, Germany


Research fellowship for young scientist of German Research Foundation (DFG)

Fellowship for young scientist - ICTP Trieste

1981 - 1983:
Government fellowship for significant achievements in study

Outstanding award for the winner of spring national mathematical competition

1975 - 1978:
Outstanding award in National Physics Olympiad, each year.


E-mail: ivan.buchvarov@phys.uni-sofia.bg

Tel.: +359 2 865 6641