Olga Dymshits is a Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Special Glasses and Glass-Ceramics at Research and Technological Institute of Optical Materials Science of S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia. Dr. Dymshits was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia on June 18, 1957. She graduated from the Department of Glass and Glass-Ceramics, Silicate Faculty, the Leningrad Technological Institute (1980) and earned the Ph.D. degree in chemistry (1991) from the Institute of Silicate Chemistry, Russian Academy of Science, St. Petersburg, Russia. Her research interests include the synthesis and investigation of structure of glasses and glass-ceramics using X-ray diffraction and optical methods, optical properties of glass-ceramics; transition and rare-earth doping the glass-ceramics for active and passive applications. Dr. Dymshits has published over 50 scientific papers; she also holds patents. She also took part in international research projects with Corning and Schott companies and with South Korean research institutes. She participated in the development of thermal shock resistant glass-ceramic filters with defined colour coordinates for signal lamps and the development of highly reflective glass-ceramics for laser flashlight reflectors, passive Q-switchers for “eye-safe” Er-doped glass-lasers, glass-ceramics with large Kerr’s effect, with large second-order optical nonlinearities. Dr. Dymshits presented the results of her work at international conferences (Conferences of European Society of Glass Science and Technology, Conference on the Structure of Non-Crystalline Materials, CIMTEC, Otto Schott Colloquiums, Physics of Non-Crystalline Solids, Borate Glasses, Crystals and Melts). She is also a Referee for Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, Solid State Sciences, Glass Physics and Chemistry (Russia), and Optical Journal (Russia).
Biography Updated on 20 September 2011