Eugene Ivanov

Professor, MSc PhD Moscow Power.Eng.Inst.

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 5.50, Physics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 2683 Citations
  • 28 h-Index
1992 …2018
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Personal profile

Biography

Eugene Ivanov received the Ph.D. degree in Radiophysics from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute in 1987. In 1991, he joined Physics Department at the University of Western Australia. In 1999-2012, he worked as a Visiting Scientist in Boulder Laboratories (NIST, Boulder, Colorado).

Roles and responsibilities

Eugene N. Ivanov is an internationally renowned expert in the field of measurement science, whose main research achievements were recognized by the 2010 J. F. Keithley Award (American Physical Society) acknowledging Prof. Ivanov as a “physicist who has been instrumental in the development of measurement techniques that have impact on the physics community”.

Future research

Ultra-stable microwave oscillators ("sapphire clocks")
Low-phase noise microwave oscillators
Generation of signals with pure amplitude and phase modulation
Optical phase-locked loops
Broadband suppression of laser phase noise

Funding overview

Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov 2012, 'Frequency standards with breakthrough performance: Engineering immunity to LO instabilities using dynamical error suppression', University of Sydney ex ARC Discovery.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Dr Warwick Bowen, Mr Daniel Creedon, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov, Dr Yaohui Fan 2011, 'Exploiting the new found non-linearity due to extremely dilute spins in cryogenic sapphire resonators', UWA UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award.

Professor John Hartnett, Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov 2010, 'Cryogenic Sapphire Oscillator', Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Professor Andre Luiten, Professor John Hartnett, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov, Professor Christophe Salomon, Adjunct Associate Professor William Featherstone, Professor Peter Teunissen, Doctor Christopher Vale, Professor Brenton Hall, Dr Richard Warrington 2010, 'Ground Station Facility for the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Mission', Curtin University of Technology.

Winthrop Professor Michael Tobar, Professor Andre Luiten, Professor John Hartnett, Winthrop Professor Eugene Ivanov, Professor Christophe Salomon, Adjunct Associate Professor William Featherstone, Professor Peter Teunissen, Doctor Christopher Vale, Professor Brenton Hall, Dr Richard Warrington 2010, 'Ground Station Facility for the Atomic Clock Ensemble in Space Mission', Swinburne University of Technology.

Previous positions

Principal Research Fellow, level D1 (2004-2007)
Principal Research Fellow, level D4 (2007-2008)
Research Professor, level D4 (2008-2012)
Winthrop Professor, level E (2012-present time)

Current projects

1. Study of intrinsic fluctuations in microwave detectors and amplifiers
2. Reducing the effects of radiation pressure on frequency stability of "sapphire clocks".
3. Development of ultra-low phase noise microwave oscillators with interferometric signal processing

Industrial relevance

In the mid 90’s, Eugene Ivanov developed a high-resolution noise measurement technique termed Microwave Circuit Interferometry. When applied to frequency stabilization of microwave oscillators, this technique enabled more than two orders of magnitude improvement in oscillator phase noise performance relative to the previous state-of-the-art. In the beginning of 90’s, the West Australian company Poseidon Scientific Instruments (PSI) licensed the phase noise suppression technique from the UWA and went on to becoming a manufacturer of the microwave oscillators with the lowest phase noise in the Doppler range of offset frequencies. The first generation of “interferometric” oscillators required a stable temperature and a low vibration environment to operate with the lowest level of phase fluctuations. The need to extend the range of applications of the “interferometric” oscillators prompted an intensive search for the ways to reduce their environmental sensitivity. By the mid 2000’s, the “environmental phase” of oscillator research was completed permitting the use of the PSI-engineered oscillators in some of the US Doppler radar systems. For more than a decade, PSI remained the manufacturer of the lowest phase noise microwave oscillators. In 2012, Raytheon acquired PSI, along with the rights to the oscillator noise suppression technology in order to “enhance its defense capabilities”.

Teaching overview

"Electronics", 3rd year course
"Low-noise oscillators and Frequency Standards",
Honors students course

Research

Low-phase noise microwave oscillators
Precision electromagnetic measurements
Laser frequency stabilization
Optical frequency synthesis

Languages

Russian
English

Keywords

  • Oscillator frequency stabilization
  • Precision electromagnetic measurements
  • Optical frequency synthesis
  • Feedback control theory and applications
  • Noise analysis

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Projects 1997 2018

Research Output 1992 2018

Next Generation of Phonon Tests of Lorentz Invariance using Quartz BAW Resonators

Goryachev, M., Kuang, Z., Ivanov, E. N., Haslinger, P., Muller, H. & Tobar, M. E. Jun 2018 In : IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control. 65, 6, p. 991-1000

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Invariance
Quartz
Resonators
invariance
sectors

First search for axions of mass 110 μeV using milliKelvin cooled 26.6 GHz microwave resonator

McAlister, B., Kruger, J., Flower, G., Bourhill, J., Goryachev, M., Parker, S., Ivanov, E. & Tobar, M. 27 Oct 2017 2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 179-180 2 p. 8088839

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Microwave resonators
resonators
microwaves
High electron mobility transistors
high electron mobility transistors

Improving phonon sector tests of Lorentz Invariance

Goryachev, M., Ivanov, E. N., Tobar, M. E., Haslinger, P. & Muller, H. 27 Oct 2017 2017 Joint Conference of the European Frequency and Time Forum and IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium, EFTF/IFC 2017 - Proceedings. IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 104-105 2 p. 8088814

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference paper

Invariance
invariance
sectors
Quartz
quartz
4 Citations

The low-energy N = 4 SYM effective action in diverse harmonic superspaces

Buchbinder, I. L., Ivanov, E. A. & Samsonov, I. B. 1 May 2017 In : Physics of Particles and Nuclei. 48, 3, p. 333-388 56 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

subgroups
supersymmetry
harmonics
symmetry
Yang-Mills theory
6 Citations

The ORGAN experiment: An axion haloscope above 15 GHz

McAllister, B. T., Flower, G., Ivanov, E. N., Goryachev, M., Bourhill, J. & Tobar, M. E. Dec 2017 In : Physics Of The Dark Universe. 18, p. 67-72 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle