Pavel Polynkin

Research Professor of Optical Sciences
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Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094

Specific Research Interests: 

  • High-intensity ultrafast laser science.
  • Plasma generation in intense laser fields.
  • Material processing with ultrafast lasers.
  • Free-space communications through turbid media.
  • Nonlinear wavelength conversion.
  • Optical sensors.


  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2000
  • B.Sc., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russia), 1996