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Eugene Ivanov

Professor Eugene Ivanov

Senior Principal Research Fellow
Academic Staff (Physics and Astrophysics)

Contact details
Address
Academic Staff (Physics and Astrophysics)
The University of Western Australia (M013)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3818
Fax
+61 8 6488 1014
Email
eugene@physics.uwa.edu.au
Location
Room 5.50, Physics Building, Perth campus
Qualifications
MSc PhD Moscow Power.Eng.Inst.
Biography
Eugene Ivanov received the Ph.D. degree in Radiophysics from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1987. In 1991, he joined Physics Department at the University of Western Australia. In 1999-2012, he worked as a Visiting Scientist in Boulder Laboratories (NIST, Boulder, Colorado).
Key research
Low-phase noise microwave oscillators
Precision electromagnetic measurements
Laser frequency stabilization
Optical frequency synthesis
Publications
1 book chapter and 87 publications in peer-reviewed journal.
Roles, responsibilities and expertise
Eugene N. Ivanov is an internationally renowned expert in the field of measurement science, whose main research achievements were recognized by the 2010 J. F. Keithley Award (American Physical Society) acknowledging Prof. Ivanov as a “physicist who has been instrumental in the development of measurement techniques that have impact on the physics community”.
Future research
Ultra-stable microwave oscillators ("sapphire clocks")
Low-phase noise microwave oscillators
Generation of signals with pure amplitude and phase modulation
Optical phase-locked loops
Broadband suppression of laser phase noise
Funding received
Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov 2012, 'Frequency standards with breakthrough performance: Engineering immunity to LO instabilities using dynamical error suppression', University of Sydney ex ARC Discovery.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Dr Warwick Bowen, Mr Daniel Creedon, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov, Dr Yaohui Fan 2011, 'Exploiting the new found non-linearity due to extremely dilute spins in cryogenic sapphire resonators', UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award.

Professor John Hartnett, Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov 2010, 'Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator', Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Professor Andre Luiten, Professor John Hartnett, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov, Professor Christophe Salomon, Adjunct Associate Professor William Featherstone, Professor Peter Teunissen, Doctor Christopher Vale, Professor Brenton Hall, Dr Richard Warrington 2010, 'Ground Station Facility for the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Mission', Curtin University of Technology.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Professor Andre Luiten, Professor John Hartnett, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov, Professor Christophe Salomon, Adjunct Associate Professor William Featherstone, Professor Peter Teunissen, Doctor Christopher Vale, Professor Brenton Hall, Dr Richard Warrington 2010, 'Ground Station Facility for the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Mission', Swinburne University of Technology.
Industrial relevance
In the mid 90’s, Eugene Ivanov developed a high-resolution noise measurement technique termed Microwave Circuit Interferometry. When applied to frequency stabilization of microwave oscillators, this technique enabled more than two orders of magnitude improvement in oscillator phase noise performance relative to the previous state-of-the-art. In the beginning of 90’s, the West Australian company Poseidon Scientific Instruments (PSI) licensed the phase noise suppression technique from the UWA and went on to becoming a manufacturer of the microwave oscillators with the lowest phase noise in the Doppler range of offset frequencies. The first generation of “interferometric” oscillators required a stable temperature and a low vibration environment to operate with the lowest level of phase fluctuations. The need to extend the range of applications of the “interferometric” oscillators prompted an intensive search for the ways to reduce their environmental sensitivity. By the mid 2000’s, the “environmental phase” of oscillator research was completed permitting the use of the PSI-engineered oscillators in some of the US Doppler radar systems. For more than a decade, PSI remained the manufacturer of the lowest phase noise microwave oscillators. In 2012, Raytheon acquired PSI, along with the rights to the oscillator noise suppression technology in order to “enhance its defense capabilities”.
Languages
Russian, English
Memberships
American Physical Society
IEEE Frequency Control Technical Program Committee
Honours and awards
Japan Microwave Prize (1994)
W. G. Cady Award (2002, IEEE UFFC Society)
J. F. Keithley Award (2010, American Physical Society)
The Alan Walsh Medal (2012, Australian Institute of Physics)
Previous positions
Principal Research Fellow, level D1 (2004-2007)
Principal Research Fellow, level D4 (2007-2008)
Research Professor, level D4 (2008-2012)
Winthrop Professor, level E (2012-present time)
Patents
P1. "Microwave resonator," acceptance no. 684463, international patjent no. WO93/24970, 1.06.1993. Provisional Australian patent PL2720, 1.061992.
P2. “Phase noise detector,” acceptance no. 695262, international patent no. WO95/32435, 25.05.1995. Provisional Australian patent PM5870, 25.05.1994. EP 0760954B1, 23.07.2003.
P3. "Interferometric signal processing apparatus," Australian provisional patent, PO 0242, 31.05.1996, International patent no. WO9746890A1, 11.12.1997, US Patent 2003.
P4. “Dielectrically loaded cavity resonator,” US patent no. 5714920, 3.02.1998.
P5. “Method for producing a cavity resonator,” patent no. 701614, acceptance no. AU 199859376 B2, 18.05.1998, US patent no. 5990767, 23.11.1999.
P6. “Phase detector using carrier suppression and oscillator using the phase detector, US patent no. 5841322, 24.11.1998.
P7. “Improvements in interferometric signal processing apparatus,” patent PQ6257 / PR0986 2000, PCT/AU01/00277, March 2001.
P8. “Multi-layer microwave resonator”, Australian provisional patent, PCT/AU00/01579, December 2000, US patent, 6882252, B1, America (2005).
P9. “Temperature compensated oscillator,” Australian Provisional Patent 2002/336,787, Europe 02,771,877.4, US 7046099 B2, 16.05.2006.
P10. “Interferometric Apparatus for producing an output signal characteristic of phase and /or amplitude noise of a device”, US patent 7505141 B2, 17.03.2009
P11. “Modulated Interferometric Apparatus”, Australian Patent no. 2006900297, 27.10.2011
Teaching
"Electronics", 3rd year course
"Low-noise oscillators and Frequency Standards",
Honors students course
Current external positions
Since 2000, Visiting Scientist, Boulder Laboratories, NIST, Boulder, Colorado
New and noteworthy
Observation of "Fast light"effect in experiments with cryogenic resonators in 2012 Highlights of the Journal of Physics B (iopscience.org/jphysb)
Current projects
1. Study of intrinsic fluctuations in microwave detectors and amplifiers
2. Reducing the effects of radiation pressure on frequency stability of "sapphire clocks".
3. Development of ultra-low phase noise microwave oscillators with interferometric signal processing
RFCD
100505, 090601
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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