Our research is in quantum optics and holography. Our development, responsible for most of the R & D of optical standards in the country is based on stabilized lasers and interferometry. We provide services through accredited measurements. Senior stuff teach graduate courses at Physics Faculty and are mentors of MsC and PhD thesis. The Center has thirteen members, five senior researchers, seven graduate students and one technician. Part time members are professor from the Medical faculty and the student. All of them work together on the same project financed by the Ministry of science. We research quantum interference phenomena during laser-atom interaction that generates sub natural linewidth, enhancement of the index of refraction, non-linear magneto-optical effects with applications in a new generation of atomic clocks, standards of length, ultra precision magnetometry, communication systems for pulse compression and for optical memories. We study photon interference as a process of accumulation in time of individual events (impacts), recorded in recent experiments in grating interferometers as well as in Mach Zehnder interferometer. We develop new holographic materials, use novel applications of holographic methods and materials in biomedicine and nano-scale patterning, use optical coherence tomography for accurate measurement of internal dental structures, develop holographic nanostructures and their use in optical metrology. We have obtained support from nine leaders in our field. Their names and letters are at http://www.laser.phy.bg.ac.yu/fp6-inco.php. They will help both our students and stuff to increase knowledge and experience in modern optics. We will obtain equipment necessary for the competitive research and hire new students. The work will improve the standards of optical metrology and measuring methods, incorporate into ISO system of accredited measurements and improve quality of our services for the society.
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