The Institute on Laser and Information Technologies of the Russian Academy of Sciences
(ILIT RAS) (Scientific Research Center for Technological Lasers of the Russian Academy of
Sciences Ц NICTL RAN till 1998) was founded in 1979. It was Academician E.P.Velikhov
who suggested the idea of the Center establishment.
In accord with the Certificate of National Accreditation of a Research Institution No.3063
of September 11, 2001, the Institute on Laser and Information Technologies of the Russian
Academy of Sciences has the status of a public institution.
The Institute makes a part of the Department of Information Technologies and Computation
Systems of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
ILIT RAS collaborates in the Coordinating Council on Optics and Laser Physics at the
Presidium of the RAS.
The Institute is involved in working out the basic and applied problems of laser and
information technologies. It is one of the leading national institutions producing high-power
industrial CO2 lasers and related technologies and equipment.
MAIN LINES of the Institute activities:
Laser and information technologies:
formation of submicron structures, development of base elements for optoelectronics and
information optical systems;
procedures and intellectual laser systems for synthesis of 3D objects with complex
topology, using computer models and tomography data, laser stereolithography systems among them;
methods and systems of adaptive optics for data processing and control of material treatment;
method of local modification of nano-porous and polymer materials, based on
Laser application in biomedicine:
laser and information technologies for remote biomodelling of 3D objects;
laser systems for transmyocardial revascularization;
hyperthermia of cartilaginous tissues;
reconstructive bioengineering for oncology;
laser, optoacoustic and optical devices for medical diagnostics;
synthesis of new mineral-polymer composites for implantology and tissue engineering;
optical and information methods for studying biological objects
Industrial lasers, laser computer systems and material processing technologies:
development and production of industrial CO2 lasers providing
0.5-1.5kW power and high optical quality of radiation;
laser technologies of material processing and automated laser complexes equipped
with adaptive control systems to perform cutting, welding, and surface modification;
development and production of optoelectronic laser systems for nondestructive
diagnostics of the near-surface structure of materials
ILIT RAS is situated in the town of Shatura (Moscow Region) and has a branch in the
town of Troitsk. The staff of the Institute amounts to 270 employees, 95 of them being
research workers (60 of the latter have the degrees of Doctors and Candidate of Sciences).
ILIT RAS is a collective member of the Russia Chapter (SPIE/RUS) of the International
Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE). The Institute collaborates actively with the
International Council of the Optical Society of America (OSA).
The Institute maintains close contacts and collaborates with the key universities,
research centers and companies of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, USA, Japan, Germany, Great
Britain, Poland, Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, India, and China.
The Director of ILIT RAS, Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences,
Chairman of the Board of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Honoured Scientist of the
Russian Federation, Professor V.Ya.Panchenko was the Chairman of the Council of the
Russia Chapter of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and a
Member of the International Council of Optical Society of America (OSA). Professor
T.Yo.Karu is a Vice-President of the World Association on Photobiology. The grants
of the Russian Foundation for Basic Research and of INTAS, regularly conferred to
the scientists of ILIT RAS, and the projects of ILIT RAS accepted by the
Federal Research Programs of the Russian Federation bear the witness of the
international and home recognition won by the research activities of the Institute
in the fields of laser physics, photonics, high optical and information technologies.
The scholars of ILIT RAS are fellows of editorial boards of a wide range of
international and Russian journals.