The Symposium on Laser Physics and Spectroscopy dedicated to the 80th jubilee of Vladilen Letokhov

11-12 November 2019
Institute of spectroscopy RAS
Moscow, Troitsk

The symposium is dedicated to the 80th jubilee of the world-known Soviet and Russian physicist, Professor V.S. Letokhov.  He is well known as a pioneer of laser physics for outstanding developments in nonlinear Doppler-free spectroscopy, photoionization spectroscopy, laser IR photophysics and photochemistry, ultracold atom physics, atomic optics, laser mass spectrometry, laser medicine etc. The possibilities of applying these ideas and suggestions were brilliantly realized by V.S. Letokhov and his collaborators in metrology, laser isotope separation, ultra-sensitive spectral analysis, spectroscopy and other fields of science and technologies.

V.S. Letokhov hold his Dr. Sci. and Professor degrees in 1970 and 1972, respectively. He is also an author/co-author of more than 850 refereed papers and 17 books. Prof. Letokhov is a most cited Soviet/Russian scientist in all field of sciences for the period of 1973-1988.

In recognition of his achievements and the impact of his work on the development of modern physics, the European Physical Society together with the RAS launchedlast year its new highest award — the Vladilen Letokhov Medal for outstanding achievements in the field of interaction of laser radiation with matter.

The Symposium program covers laser spectroscopy of atoms, ions, molecules, clusters, condensed matter, optics and spectroscopy of single nano-objects and nanostructures, as well as the development of new spectral methods and optical instruments for solving scientific problems.

The two-day Symposium includes invited plenary reports of leading scientists, a poster sessions and visits to the Institute’s laboratories by guests of the Symposium. In addition, an exhibition of the developments by ISAN and partner organizations  will be presented.

The special Issue of Quantum Electronics journal will be published after the Symposium.