Tigran Galstian

Position : Professor, Université Laval
Phone : 418 656-2025
E-mail :

Professional affiliations :

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics

Chairholder, Canada Research Chair in Behavioural Biophotonics and Liquid Crystals

Projects in progress :

Fiber optic sensors
Light scattering through composite materials, nanostructured surfaces and organic tissue
Adaptive imaging with polarization discrimination
Miscible and functional polymer stabilized liquid crystals for electro-optic applications
Nanostructured polymer stabilized liquid crystals

Main Contributions:

Anisotropic photo wetting effect
Thin variable focus liquid crystal lens
Light-driven molecular motor
Discotic photo anisotropic defect formation in glasses
Light field mass transport and surface holographic gratings in glasses
Optical control of ferroelectric hysteresis in FLC
Near infra-red holographic materials
Nonlinear Goos-Hânchen shift
Non-blazed asymmetric diffraction effect
Optical self-organizing neuron
Polarization holography and phase conjugation in polymers and LCs

Interests :

Optoelectronic materials and components
Adaptive imaging and projection
Dynamic holography and holographic memory
Optical processing of beams and images
Photonic sensors

Research team :

PhD Students
Harutiun Bagramyan (co-supervised by Armen Saghatelyan, Univ. Laval)
Louis Bégel
Précilia Cochard
Anastasia Pusenkova
Oleksandr Sova
Loïc Tabourin

Master's Students
Jonathan Côté
Justin Stevens


VIDEO (5 Challenges for the Development of New Technology - in French)

Galstian Group - August 2016


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