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Sergei Popov

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Education and professional milestones

MSc in EE (laser physics), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 1987

PhD in Applied Physics, DSc, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland, 1998

Since 1999 at Ericsson Telecom AB, Acreo AB, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since 2016 professor at KTH Royal Insitute of Technology

2016-2017 (sep-mar), visitng professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland

2018 (oct-nov), visiting professor at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

2019 (feb-jun), visiting professor at University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


OSA fellow

Community duties

Board chair, OSA David Richardson medal committee (2014-2015)

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the European Optical Society - Rapid Publications

Editorial board, Aplied Sciences - Optics and Lasers

Editorial board, Photonic Networks Communications

Conference chair

  • Conference co-chair for Northern Optics and Photonics (NOP 2015), Lappeenranta, Finland
  • Conference chair for Optics and Photonics in Sweden (OPS 2017), Stockholm, Sweden
  • Conference chair for Workshop on Information Optics (WIO 2019), Stockholm, Sweden

TPC member in international conferences

  • Fiber lasers and applications (FILAS 2012), San Diego, USA
  • Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIERS 2015), Prague, Czech Republic, 
  • International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (SOPO 2015), Shanghai, China
  • IEEE Internatinal Conference on Communications (ICC 2016), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • International Symposium on Photonics and Optoelectronics (SOPO 2016), Xi’an, China
  • European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2017), Gothenborg, Sweden
  • Advances in Wireless and Optical Communication (RTUWO 2017), Riga, Latvia
  • 4th Annual Congress on Smart Materials (WCSM 2018), Osaka, Japan
  • OSA Advanced Photonics Congress, 2018, Zurich, Switzerland 
  • European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2018), Rome, Italy
  • Progress in Electromagnetics Research (PIERS 2018), Toyama, Japan 
  • European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2019), Dublin, Ireland
  • IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC 2020), Vancouver, Canada
  • European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2020), Brussels, Belgium
  • Asia Coommunication and Photonics Conference (ACP 2020), Bejijing, China
  • 25 th Congress of the International Commission for Optics (ICO-25), 2021 Dresden, Germany

Author and co-author of over 300 journal papers and conference presentations, 11 patents

Over 30 invited talks

Research interests

  • nano-photonics
  • nano-plasmonics
  • high-capacity optical communication
  • organic lasers 
  • novel optical materials
  • near-field optics


Classical Physics (SK1104), assistant | Course web

Degree Project in Applied Physics, Second Cycle (SK202X), examiner | Course web

Electromagnetism and Waves (SK1110), teacher, course responsible | Course web

Elementary Physics (SK1151), teacher | Course web

Fiber-Optic Communication (FSK3883), examiner | Course web

Fourier Optics (FSK3340), examiner | Course web

Fourier optics (SK2340), examiner, course responsible, teacher | Course web

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