Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences @ University of Toronto
Room SB5026, UTM. 3359 Mississauga Road North | Mississauga, ON. L5L 1C6
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Doctor of Sciences (Optics and Laser Physics), Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine (2002). Title: “Self-effecting physical processes in the solid-state lasers”.
Ph.D., (Optics, Quantum Electronics & Physics of Solids), Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Kiev, Ukraine (1983). Title: “Picosecond Nd:glass lasers and fast phenomena in the strongly excited semiconductors”.
M.Sc., (Optics and Molecular Spectroscopy), Department of the Radiophysics, Kiev’s State University, Kiev, Ukraine (1971). Title: “Stimulated Raman scattering in organic liquids”.

Senior Scientist
Intelligent Optical Systems, Torrance, CA, USA 2008 – present (part time)

Research Associate
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Robotics and Automation Laboratory, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2008 – present (part time)

Research Associate
Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences, Biophysics Lab,
University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 2006 – present (part time)

Senior Staff Scientist
Institute for Optical Sciences, University of Toronto 2004 – 2006

Engineering Services, Inc., Security & Defense Division, Toronto 2004 – present

Senior Staff Scientist
Photonics Research Ontario (Centre of Excellence, PRO), Toronto 2001 – 2004

Senior Scientific Fellow
Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Kyiv, Ukraine 1988 – 2005

Senior Research Associate
Superconductivity Lab, Institute for Metal Physics, NAS, Ukraine 1994 – 2004

Books, brochures, invited reviews
1. V.S.Flis, V.M.Pan, V.A.Komashko, V.O.Moskaliuk, I.I.Peshko. Physical-technical basis of the YBa2Cu3O7- high-Tc superconducting thin films deposition. Usp.Fiz.Met. (Advances in Metal Physics, in Ukrainian) 2006, v.7, p.189-241 (53 pages).
2. I.Peshko, Z.Jankiewicz. Coherent light sources of the eye-safe spectral range. Opto-electronics Review, v.6, #2, 1998, p.111-119.
3. А.Golovin, M.Lopijchuk, I.Peshko et al. Laser modes operation control by a thin-film absorbing selector. “IP Publishing” #20, 1993, 39 pages.
4. А.Golovin, I.Peshko, A.Khiznyak. Single frequency operation of the phosphate glass laser. “IP Publishing”, #3, 1991г. 30 pages.
5. I.Peshko, M.Soskin, A.Khiznyak. Picosecond transient holography as an effective method of research of the excited states of matter. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 1986, #7, p.17-26.
6. I.Peshko, A.I.Khiznyak, M.S.Soskin. Mode-locked laser with controllable parameters “Plenum-press”, USA, 1985, 55 pages.
7. I.Peshko, A.Khiznyak. M.Soskin. Laser of ultrashort pulses with a tunable parameters. “IP Publishing” #4, 1984, 59 pages.
8. I.Peshko, A.Khiznyak. Vizualization CO2 laser radiation by the holography methods. “IP Publishing” #8, 1984, 22 pages.
9. L.Mizrukhin, I.Peshko, M.Soskin, A.Khiznyak. Trantient holographic gratings in the Si and CdTe crystals. “IP Publishing” #6, 1983, 41pages.
10. I.Peshko, A.Khiznyak. M.Soskin. Nd:glass laser of ultrashort pulses with a tunable parameters. “IP Publishing” #20, 1982, 40 p.

Publications in journals (last ten years)
11. I.Peshko, V.Rubtsov, L.Vesselov, G.Sigal, H.Laks. Fiber photo-catheters for laser treatment of atrial fibrillation. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 2007, v.45, p.495-502.
12. I.Peshko, B.Hockley, E.Nikolaev, A.Prudnikov. New garnet crystal potentially suited for mini-laser devices of 1.5-m spectral range. J.Non-crystalline solids. 2006, v.352, p.2380-2384.
13. I.Peshko, O.Cherry, T.Rutkievich, B.Hockley, V.Rubtsov. Long Period Bragg Grating Design for Chemical Sensors Application. 2005, Metrology Science & Technology, 2005, v.16, p.2221-2228.
14. M.Lopiitchouk, I.Peshko. Solid-state laser with self-stabilized or linearly chirped output frequency. Semiconductor Physics, Quantum Electronics & Optoelectronics. 2002, v.5, #2, p.197-200.
15. I.Peshko. Phase Laser Intracavity Spectroscopy. J.Phys.D: Appl. Phys., 2002, v.35, #3, p.181-185.
16. I.Peshko, V.Flis, V.Matsui. High-temperature super-conducting YBCO films deposited by the YAG double-laser system J.Phys.D:Appl. Phys., 2001, v.34, #5, p.732-739.
17. V.M.Pan, I.Peshko, V.S.Flis & al. Effect of Growth-Induced Linear Defects on High Frequency Properties of Pulse-Laser Deposited YBa2Cu3O7- Films. J.Superconductivity Inc.Novel Magn. 2001, V.14, #1, p.105-114.
18. I.Peshko, J.K.Jabczynski. Thermally induced pulsation in the solid-state single-frequency diode pumped laser. Optica Applicata, 1999, v.XXIX, #3, p.319-325.
19. M.Lopiichuk, I.Peshko, A.Khizhnyak Lens transformation of high power cw solid-state laser beams. Optics & Laser Technology,1998, v.30, #12, p.341-348.
20. G.Galich M.Lopiichuk I.Peshko, A.Khizhnyak, V.Nakvasuk. High power cw solid-state multilaser system. Optics & Laser Technology, 1997, v.29, #4, p.211-215.
21. J.Jabczyński J.Firak, I.Peshko. Single-frequency, thin-film tuned, 0.6 W diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser. Applied Optics, 1997, v.36, #12, p.2484-2490.
22. I.Peshko, J.Jabczyński J.Firak Tunable Single- and Double-Frequency Diode-Pumped Nd:YAG Laser. IEEE J QE, 1997, v.33, #8, p.1417-1423.
Conference Proceedings
23. I. Peshko. New-generation security network with synergistic IP-sensors. Proc.SPIE, in Optics East: Advanced Environmental, Chemical, and Biological Sensing Technologies V, edited by Tuan Vo-Dinh, Robert A. Lieberman, Günter Gauglitz. Vol. 6755, 675508, (2007), doi: 10.1117/12.767858
24. I.Peshko, V.Rubtsov. Fiber photo-catheters with spatially modulated diffusers for laser treatment of atrial fibrillation. Proc.SPIE, in Photonics West, BiOS, 2007, v.6424, #642421.
25. I.Peshko, V.Rubtsov, J.Jabczynski, K.Kopczynski. High power, single- and double-frequency, tunable mini-laser with nano-film selector for onboard applications. Proc.SPIE, in Defence & Security, Enabling Photonics Technologies for Defense, Security, and Aerospace Applications II, 2006, v.6243, 62430S.
26. I.Peshko, E.Nikolaev, A.Prudnikov, B.Hockley. Novel crystal gain medium for the telecommunication devices. Proc.SPIE, in Photonics North, 2005, v.5970, p.836-843.
27. I.Peshko, V.Flis, S.Anokhov. Multi-laser deposition technology for the nano-films of complex composition. Proc.SPIE, in Photonics North, 2005, v.5970, p.265-274.
28. I. Peshko, V.Rubtsov, L.Vesselov, G.Sigal, H.Laks. Fiber photo-catheters for invasive and less invasive treatment of atrial fibrillation. Proc.SPIE, in Photonics North, 2005, v.5969, p.441-449.
29. A.Długaszek, I.Peshko, W.Skzeczanowski. Single-frequency diode-pumped laser as a standard for frequency, power, and energy of laser radiation Proc. SPIE, in Optoelectronics Metrology, 1999, v.4018, p.22-25.
30. I.Peshko, A.Khizhnyak A.Długaszek W.Skzeczanowski. Solid-state laser devices of optical metrology Proc. SPIE, in Optoelectronics Metrology, 1999, v.4018, p.147-151.
31. I.Peshko. Metrology problems of high power laser beams Proc. SPIE. in Optoelectronics Metrology, 1999, v.4018, p. 63-68.
32. J.Jabczynski, J.Firak, K.Kopczynski, I.Peshko, A.Szczesniak. Investigation of single frequency generation in Nd:crystals diode pumped lasers Proc.SPIE, Wave & Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 1998, v.3320, p.274-280.
33. J.Jabczynski, J.Firak, I.Peshko. Tunable, single-frequency diode pumped neodymium laser with metallic thin film selectors Proc.SPIE, Tunable Solid State Lasers, 1997. v.3176, p.282-289.

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