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Igor Jovanovic

Adjunct Professor - University of Michigan

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

228 Reber Building

ijovanovic@psu.edu

814-867-4329

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Nuclear science, radiation detection lasers, optics

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Parts of Book

  • C. Haefner, Igor Jovanovic, B. Wattellier and C. P. J. Barty, 2007, Demonstration of pulse switching with >10^11 prepulse contrast by optical parametric amplification, Springer Verlag
  • Igor Jovanovic, N. Forget, C. G. Brown, C. A. Ebbers, C. LeBlanc and C. P. J. Barty, 2007, Double-passed, high-energy, quasi-phase-matched optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier, Springer Verlag
  • Igor Jovanovic, J. R. Schmidt and C. A. Ebbers, 2003, Optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in periodically-poled KTiOPO4, Springer-Verlag
  • Igor Jovanovic and C. P. J. Barty, 2002, Hybrid chirped pulse amplification, Springer-Verlag

Journal Articles

  • M Mayer, J Nattress, C Trivelpiece and I Jovanovic, 2015, "Geometric optimization of a neutron detector based on a lithium glass/plastic composite", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 784, pp. 168
  • M Foxe, C Hagmann, Igor Jovanovic, A Bernstein, K Kazkaz, V Mozin, S V Pereverzev, S Sangiorgio and P Sorensen, 2015, "Low-energy (<10 keV) electron ionization and recombination model for a liquid argon detector", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 771, pp. 88-92
  • E Cazalas, B K Sarker, M E Moore, I Childres, Y P Chen and I Jovanovic, 2015, "Position sensitivity of graphene field effect transistors to X-rays", Applied Physics Letters, 106, pp. 223503
  • M. Mayer, J. Nattress, V. Kukharev, A. Foster, A. Meddeb, C. Trivelpiece, Z. Ounaies and Igor Jovanovic, 2015, "Development and characterization of a neutron detector based on a lithium glass/polymer composite", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, 785, pp. 117-122
  • Igor Jovanovic, G Xu and S Wandel, 2014, "Mid-infrared laser system development for dielectric laser accelerators", Physics Procedia, 52, pp. 68-74
  • M W Lin and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Direct electron acceleration in plasma waveguides for compact high-repetition-rate X-ray sources", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, 47, pp. 234002
  • T H Joshi, S Sangiorgio, A Bernstein, M Foxe, C Hagmann, Igor Jovanovic, K Kazkaz, V Mozin, E B Norman, S V Pereversev, F Rebassoo and P Sorensen, 2014, "First measurement of the ionization yield of Ar-40 recoils in liquid argon", Physical Review Letters
  • G Xu, S Wandel and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Nondegenerate parametric generation of 2.2-mJ, few-cycle 2.05-┬Ám pulses using a mixed phase matching scheme", Review of Scientific Instruments, 85, pp. 23102
  • S Wandel, G Xu, Y Yin and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Parametric generation of energetic femtosecond mid-infrared pulses for dielectric laser acceleration", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 47, pp. 234016
  • M W Lin, Y L Liu, S H Chen and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Particle-in-cell simulations for quasi-phase matched direct laser electron acceleration in density-modulated plasma waveguides", Physics of Plasmas, 21, pp. 93109
  • E Cazalas, C Trivelpiece and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Spatial resolution and efficiency of microchannel plate detectors with neutron converter films", Nuclear Instruments in Physics Research A, 767, pp. 421-425
  • K. C. Hartig, J. P. McNutt, P. Ko, T. W. Jacomb-Hood and Igor Jovanovic, 2013, "Pulse chirp effects in ultrafast laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy", Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 296, pp. 135-141
  • E. Cazalas, I. Childres, A. Majcher, T.-F. Chung, Y. P. Chen and Igor Jovanovic, 2013, "Hysteretic response of chemical vapor deposition graphene field effect transistors on SiC substrates", Applied Physics Letters, 103, (05313)
  • P. Ko, K. Hartig, J. McNutt, R. Schur, T. Jacomb-Hood and Igor Jovanovic, 2013, "Adaptive femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for nuclear forensics", Review of Scientific Instruments, 84, (013104)
  • S. Sangiorgio, A. Bernstein, J. Coleman, M. Foxe, C. Hagmann, T. H. Joshi, Igor Jovanovic, K. Kazkaz, K. Mavrokoridis, V. Mozin, S. Pereverzev and P. Sorensen, 2013, "First demonstration of a sub-keV electron recoil energy threshold in a liquid argon ionization chamber", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, 728, pp. 69-72
  • A. Rakhman, M.-W. Lin and Igor Jovanovic, 2013, "Angle-multiplexed spatial-spectral interferometry for simultaneous phase and polarization measurement", Optics Express, 21, pp. 26896-26907
  • P. Ko and Igor Jovanovic, 2013, "Boron isotopic measurements from spectrally filtered non-gated molecular spectra induced by laser ablation", Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 90, pp. 68-71
  • C. Roecker, N. S. Bowden, G. Carosi, M. Heffner and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "Monte Carlo modeling and pointing reconstruction for a neutron time projection chamber", Nuclear Technology, 180, pp. 231-240
  • M. Foxe, G. Lopez, I. Childres, R. Jalilian, C. Roecker, J. Boguski, Igor Jovanovic and Y. P. Chen, 2012, "Graphene field effect transistors on undoped semiconductor substrates for radiation detection", IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 11, pp. 581-587
  • Y. Yin and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "Optimized detection of phase amplified light for imaging resolution improvement", Applied Physics B, 107, pp. 385-392
  • R. Tikhoplav, M. Babzien, A. Ovodenko and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "High-power pulse recirculation in a stable pseudo-confocal geometry", Optics Letters, 37, pp. 4717-4719
  • M.-W. Lin and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "Test particle simulation of direct laser acceleration in a density-modulated plasma waveguide", Physics of Plasmas, 19, pp. 113104
  • B. Yee, K. C. Hartig, P. Ko, J. McNutt and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "Measurement of boron isotopic ratio with non-gated molecular spectroscopy of femtosecond laser-produced plasma", Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 79-80, pp. 72-76
  • P. Ko, K. Hartig, J. McNutt and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "Uranium characterization by shaped femtosecond laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy", Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, 41, (38)
  • M. Saitta, R. Tikhoplav and Igor Jovanovic, 2012, "Effect of irradiation on nonlinear optical recirculation cavity performance", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 664, pp. 294-298
  • R. Tikhoplav, A. Murokh, A. Lentner and Igor Jovanovic, 2011, "Ultrafast mid-infrared laser system for ESASE applications", Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams, 14, pp. 070704
  • R. Jalilian, L. A. Jaureui, G. Lopez, J. Tian, C. Roecker, G. Lopez, M. M. Yazdanpanah, R. W. Cohn, Igor Jovanovic and Y. P. Chen, 2011, "Scanning gate microscopy on graphene: Charge inhomogeneity and extrinsic doping", Nanotechnology, 22, pp. 295705
  • D. French, R. Peterson and Igor Jovanovic, 2011, "Energy-scalable pulsed mid-infrared source using orientation-patterned GaAsEnergy-scalable pulsed mid-infrared source using orientation-patterned GaAs", Optics Letters, 36, (4), pp. 496-498
  • Z. Huang, D. French, H.-Y. Pao and Igor Jovanovic, 2011, "Assessment of resolution improvement by transverse phase amplification", Applied Physics B, 102, (3), pp. 607-613
  • Igor Jovanovic, 2010, "Chirped pulse amplification: Ultrahigh peak power production from compact short-pulse laser systems", Optik & Photonik, 5, (4), pp. 30-33
  • I. Childres, L. A. Jaureui, M. Foxe, J. Tian, R. Jalilian, Igor Jovanovic and Y. P. Chen, 2010, "Effect of electron-beam irradiation on graphene field effect devices", Applied Physics Letters, 97, (17), pp. 173109
  • N. S. Bowden, M. Heffner, G. Carosi, D. Carter, J. Mintz, M. Foxe and Igor Jovanovic, 2010, "Directional fast neutron detection using a time projection chamber", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 624, (1), pp. 153-161
  • K. Kazkaz, M. Foxe, A. Bernstein, C. Hagmann, Igor Jovanovic, P. Sorensen, W. S. Stoeffl and C. D. Winant, 2010, "Operation of a 1-liter-volume gaseous argon proportional scintillation counter", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 621, (1-3), pp. 267-277
  • Y. Yin, D. French and Igor Jovanovic, 2010, "Ultrafast temporal pulse shaping via phase-sensitive three-wave mixing", Optics Express, 18, (17), pp. 18471-18482
  • M. Y. Shverdin, Igor Jovanovic, V. A. Semenov, S. M. Betts, C. Brown, D. J. Gibson, R. M. Shuttlesworth, F. V. Hartemann, C. W. Siders and C. P. J. Barty, 2010, "High power picosecond laser pulse recirculation", Optics Letters, 35, (13), pp. 2224-2226
  • Y. Wu, D. French and Igor Jovanovic, 2010, "Passive beam pointing stabilization", Optics Letters, 35, (2), pp. 250-252
  • S. Boucher, P. Frigola, A. Murokh, M. Ruelas, Igor Jovanovic, J. B. Rosenzweig and G. Travish, 2009, "Inverse Compton Scattering gamma ray source", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A, 608, (1), pp. S54-S56
  • D. French, C. Dorrer and Igor Jovanovic, 2009, "Two-beam SPIDER for dual-pulse single-shot characterization", Optics Letters, 34, (21), pp. 2415-2417
  • Z. Huang, D. French, H.-Y. Pao and Igor Jovanovic, 2009, "Phase-sensitive multimodal optical parametric amplifier for beam angle amplification", Physics Letters A, 373, (32), pp. 2894-2896
  • Igor Jovanovic, M. Heffner, L. Rosenberg, N. S. Bowden, A. Bernstein, D. Carter, M. Foxe, M. Hotz, M. Howe, A. Myers and C. Winant, 2009, "Directional neutron detection using a time projection chamber", IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 56, (3), pp. 1218-1223
  • Igor Jovanovic, D. French, J. C. Walter and R. P. Ratowsky, 2009, "Numerical studies of multimodal phase-sensitive parametric amplification", Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 26, (6), pp. 1169-1175
  • D. French, Z. Huang, H.-Y. Pao and Igor Jovanovic, 2009, "Imaging resolution signal-to-noise ratio in transverse phase amplification from classical information theory", Physics Letters A, 373, (10), pp. 999-1000
  • Igor Jovanovic, M. Shverdin, D. Gibson and C. Brown, 2007, "High-power laser pulse recirculation for Inverse Compton Scattering-produced gamma-rays", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 578, (1), pp. 160-171
  • Z. M. Liao, Igor Jovanovic, C. A. Ebbers, Y. Fei and B. Chai, 2006, "Energy and average power scalable optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in yttrium calcium oxyborate", Optics Letters, 31, (9), pp. 1277-1279
  • J. D. Zuegel, S. Borneis, C. P. J. Barty, B. LeGarrec, C. Danson, N. Miyanaga, P. K. Rambo, C. LeBlanc, T. J. Kessler, A. W. Schmid, L. J. Waxer, J. H. Kelly, B. Kruschwitz, R. Junquist, E. Moses, J. A. Britten, Igor Jovanovic, J. Dawson and N. Blanchot, 2006, "Laser challenges for fast ignition", Fusion Science and Technology, 49, (3), pp. 453-482
  • Igor Jovanovic, C. Haefner, B. Wattellier and C. P. J. Barty, 2006, "Optical switching and contrast enhancement in intense laser systems by cascaded optical parametric amplification", Optics Letters, 31, (6), pp. 787-789
  • M. C. Rushford, W. A. Molander, J. D. Nissen, Igor Jovanovic, J. A. Britten and C. P. J. Barty, 2006, "Diffraction grating eigenvector for translational and rotational motion", Optics Letters, 31, (2), pp. 155-157
  • Igor Jovanovic, C. Brown, C. Ebbers, C. P. J. Barty, N. Forget and C. LeBlanc, 2005, "Generation of high-contrast millijoule pulses by optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4", Optics Letters, 31, (9), pp. 1036-1038
  • C. P. J. Barty, M. Key, J. A. Britten, R. Beach, G. Beer, C. Brown, S. Bryan, J. Caird, T. Carlson, J. Crane, J. Dawson, A. C. Erlandson, D. Fittinghoff, M. Hermann, C. Hoaglan, A. Iyer, L. Jones II, Igor Jovanovic, A. Komashko, O. Landen, Z. M. Liao, W. Molander, S. Mitchell, E. Moses, N. Nielsen, H.-H. Nguyen, J. Nissen, S. Payne, D. Pennington, L. Risinger, M. Rushford, K. Skulina, M. Spaeth, B. Stuart, G. Tietbohl and B. Wattellier, 2004, "An overview of LLNL high-energy short-pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments", Nuclear Fusion, 44, (12), pp. S266-S275
  • Igor Jovanovic, C. Brown, B. Wattellier, N. Nielsen, W. Molander, B. Stuart, D. Pennington and C. P. J. Barty, 2004, "Precision short-pulse damage test station utilizing optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification", Review of Scientific Instruments, 75, (12), pp. 5193-5202
  • Igor Jovanovic, J. R. Schmidt and C. A. Ebbers, 2003, "Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in periodically poled KTiOPO4", Applied Physics Letters, 83, (20), pp. 4125-4127
  • Igor Jovanovic, B. J. Comaskey, C. A. Ebbers, R. A. Bonner, D. M. Pennington and E. C. Morse, 2002, "Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier as an alternative to Ti: Sapphire regenerative amplifiers", Applied Optics, 41, (15), pp. 2923-2929
  • Igor Jovanovic, C. A. Ebbers and C. P. J. Barty, 2002, "Hybrid chirped-pulse amplification", Optics Letters, 27, (18), pp. 1622-1624
  • Igor Jovanovic, B. J. Comaskey and D. M. Pennington, 2001, "Angular effects and beam quality in optical parametric amplification", Journal of Applied Physics, 90, (9), pp. 4328-4337

Conference Proceedings

  • S. Sangiorgio, A. Bernstein, J. Coleman, M. Foxe, C. Hagmann, T. H. Joshi, Igor Jovanovic, K. Kazkaz, M. Movrokoridis and S Pereverzev, 2012, "R&D for the observation of coherent neutrino-nucleus scatter at a nuclear reactor with a dual-phase argon ionization detector", Physics Procedia, 37, pp. 1266-1272
  • Igor Jovanovic, M. Shverdin, D. Gibson, C. Brown and J. Gronberg, 2008, "High-power picosecond pulse recirculation for Inverse Compton Scattering", Nuclear Physics B Proceedings Supplements, 184, pp. 289-294

Manuscripts

  • M Foxe, C Hagmann, I Jovanovic, A Bernstein, T H Joshi, K Kazkaz, V Mozin, S V Pereverzev, S Sangiorgio and P Sorensen, 2015, "Modeling ionization and recombination from low energy nuclear recoils in liquid argon", Astroparticle Physics, 69, pp. 24-29
  • S Wandel, G Xu, Y Yin and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Parametric generation of energetic femtosecond mid-infrared pulses for dielectric laser acceleration", Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
  • M W Lin, Y L Liu, S H Chen and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Particle-in-cell simulations for quasi-phase matched direct laser electron acceleration in density-modulated plasma waveguides"
  • E Cazalas, C Trivelpiece and Igor Jovanovic, 2014, "Spatial resolution and efficiency of microchannel plate detectors with neutron converter films", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 767, pp. 421-425
  • K. Hartig, J. Colgan, D. Kilcrease, J. Barefield and Igor Jovanovic, , "Laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy using mid-infrared femtosecond pulses", Journal of Applied Physics
  • P. Ko, J. Scott and Igor Jovanovic, , "High-resolution spectroscopy using a hybrid interferometric/dispersive method", Optics Communications

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • Finalist of the Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Competition of the Optical Society of America, awarded to graduate student Scott Wandel, Penn State University, October 2014 - October 2014
  • G. T. Seaborg Institute Research Fellowship from Los Alamos National Laboratory, awarded to graduate student Kyle Hartig, Penn State University, March 2014 - March 2014
  • IEEE Trainee Grant to attend the IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium-Medical Imaging Conference, awarded to graduate student Jason Nattress, Penn State University, July 2014 - July 2014
  • Nuclear Forensics Graduate Fellowship, Department of Homeland Security, awarded to graduate student Jason Nattress, Penn State University, June 2014 - June 2014
  • Visiting Professorship, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia, Penn State University, December 2013 - December 2013
  • Graduate Fellowship, DOE, Nuclear Energy University Programs, awarded to graduate student Scott Wandel, Penn State University, July 2013 - July 2013

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Member, NucE Broad Search Committee, August 2014 - December 2099
  • Chairperson, Global Engagement Network, Penn State University, June 2014 - December 2099
  • SupervisorWISE Student Supervision, January 2015 - December 2015
  • SupervisorWISE Student Supervision, January 2014 - December 2014
  • Member, NucE Broad Search Committee, October 2013 - May 2014
  • Member, NucE/ME Broad Search Committee, October 2013 - May 2014
  • MemberUniversity Isotopes Committee, February 2014 - December 2014
  • Member, University Faculty Senate, January 2014
  • Member, Global Engagement Network, Penn State University, June 2014
  • Member, University Isotopes Committee, February 2014
  • Senator and memberUniversity Faculty Senate, Senate Committee on Research, January 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Committee Member, Program Committee, October 2014 - April 2015
  • Committee Member, Organizing Subcommittee (Optical Sciences), October 2014 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, Program Committee, May 2013 - January 2014
  • Committee Member, Program Committee, May 2013 - January 2014
 


 

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