Izabela Naydenova

Lecturer

Prof. Izabela Naydenova received her MSc in applied optics from the University of Sofia in 1993 and PhD in physics from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in 1999. She worked as a Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Technical University of Munich, (1999-2002). Dr Naydenova joined the Centre for Industrial and Engineering Optics, Dublin Institute of Technology as an Arnold F. Graves postdoctoral research fellow in October 2002 and took up current position as a Lecturer in the School of Physics, Dublin Institute of Technology in September 2008. Her current research interests are in holographic recording materials, with a particular focus on photopolymer nanocomposites and self-processing photopolymers, and their applications in holographic sensing, holographic data storage, optical micro patterning and micromanipulation, the design and fabrication of diffractive optical devices by dye deposition lithography. Izabela Naydenova is the author and co-author of more than hundred full length articles and five book chapters on holography related topics.

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Holographic Materials and Optical Systems covers recent research achievements in the areas of volume holographic optical elements and systems, development of functionalized holographic recording materials, and applications in holographic imaging and metrology. Designs of single and multiplexed volume holographic optical elements for laser beam shaping, combining, and redirection are covered, and their properties are studied theoretically and experimentally. The high impact of holography in imaging and metrology is demonstrated by applications spreading from thickness and surface measurements, through antenna metrology and analyzing high-density gradients in fluid mechanics to characterization of live objects in clinical diagnostics. Novel functionalized materials used in dynamic or permanent holographic recording cover photopolymers, photochromics, photo-thermo-refractive glasses, and hybrid organic-inorganic media.

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