Head of Department, High Power Lasers, GPI RAS, Moscow, Russia.
Victor V. Apollonov is the leading specialist in the area of basic principles of creation and development of high power laser systems and high power laser radiation interaction with matter. He has made an outstanding input into creation and development of new branches of science – physical and technical fundamentals of high power laser optics and adaptive optics, investigation of physical processes in a high volume self-controlled volume discharges, creation of high power continuous wave, pulsed and high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser systems, high intensity laser radiation interaction with matter, high power laser application for an effective protection of valuable objects and water surface cleaning from oil films, medical applications for UV lasers. Recent results of his investigations related to the laser diode arrays phase-locking, mechanisms of shock waves merging for a rockets launch by high repetition rate pulse-periodic laser light, super long conductive channel based on the electrical breakdown in a dust plasma produced by mechanism of ablation, high repetition rate optical pulsating discharge applications, space debris elimination by laser, scalable mono-module disk laser and high power laser applications in the Arctic are under very intensive implementation in our country and abroad. He is the author of 1727 publications (11 books, 542 presentations and 148 patents, 917 articles, inf. from Research Gate).