Professor Evgeny M. Dianov is Scientific Director of the Fiber Optics Research Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He graduated from Moscow State University in 1960 and began his scientific career in the P.N.Lebedev Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1960-1983), then worked in the General Physics Institute (1983-2006) and in the Fiber Optics Research Center of RAS (2006- present). His research interests include laser physics, nonlinear optics and fiber optics and he has published more than 700 scientific papers and patents. He received the State Prize of the Soviet Union for “Neodymium Glass Lasers” in 1974. In 1994 Prof. Dianov became a Full Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Since 1974 he has been involved with most aspects of fiber optics, including fiber technologies, fiber measurements, nonlinear fiber optics, fiber lasers and optical amplifiers. Main results included new types of optical fibers such as high-strength hermetically metal-coated, dispersion-decreasing, nitrogen-doped and low-loss highly nonlinear fibers; new results in nonlinear fiber optics such as the first observation of soliton self-frequency shift, the discovery of electrostriction mechanism of soliton interaction, generation of a train of fundamental solitons at high repetition rate, the proposal and experimental confirmation of a photovoltaic model of second-harmonic generation in glass fibers; the development of highly efficient Raman fiber lasers and optical amplifiers.
Dianov received the State Prize of the Russian Federation for infrared fibers in 1998 and Vavilov Gold Medal for studies of nonlinear processes in optical fibers and the development of fiber sources of radiation in visible and near IR spectral ranges based on nonlinear phenomena. He is a Fellow of OSA and recipient of the John Tyndall Award.