Institute of Solid State Physics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences














Created 7.9.2020
Updated 10.9.2020

Emiliya Stoyanova Dimova (Arnaudova)
(28.05.1970 – 07.09.2020)

Born in Chirpan


Master's Degree, Quantum Electronics and Laser Physics, Department of Quantum Electronics and Laser Physics, Faculty of Physics, Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, 1994 Diploma tese "Laser action of nd8(n+1)s2 – nd9(n+1)p transitions in HgIII Theoretical and experimental investigation of the conditions and principle of work of gas lasers with Hg as active media"

Ph.D. tese "Interaction of HeI (21S) and HeI (21P) with NeI (1S0), YbI (1S0) and N2 at thermal energy", ISSP-BAS, 2005

She specialised at the Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia – 1996 (for a month); Technical University, Institute of Experimental Physics, Graz, Austria 1996 (for a month), 1997 (for a month); Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Science, Warsaw, Poland; 2004 (for six months)

Post-doc position, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford University, Oxford, UK – 2008 (6 months); ICTP, Triest, Italy – 2007 (40 days); Post-doc position, Laboratoire Aime Cotton, Universite Paris-Sud XI, Orsay, France 01.04.2005 – 31.12.2006 (21 months), 01.12.2010 – 28.02.2011 (3 months), 20.11.2016 – 31.01.2017


Experimental work in the field of atomic spectroscopy, plasma physics, vacuum techniques and technologies, laser cooling and trapping; ultra-cold atoms and molecules by light

Professional experience

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Solid State Physics Atomic Spectroscopy Laboratory (2005)

Associate Professor at Institute of Solid State Physics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences Experimental (2012)

She headed the project "Composite and adiabatic methods for control in quantum and optical technology, DH 18/14, National Science Fund, 2018

From 2012, she became a member of the Scientific Concel of the Institute of Solid State Physics, BAS. She was elected to secretary in 2016, and president of the Scientific Council in 2020

Teaching activities

She was part time professor at the Technical University, Sofia for two summer semesters, February - June 2013 and February - June 2017


  1. K. Blagoev, G. Petrov, E. Dimova, Laser action of nd8(n+1)s2 – nd9(n+1)p transitions in HgIII, CuII and AgII, Appl. Phys. B 63, p. 349-354 (1996)

  2. K. Blagoev, E. Dimova, G. Petrov, Quenching of 4He(21S, 21P) and 3He(21S, 21P) states by collisions with Ne(1S0) atoms, JQSRT, 87, 69-82 (2004)

  3. E. Dimova, G. M. Petrov, K. Blagoev, Quenching of 4He and 3He excited states by collisions with N2, VACUUM, v.76, 405-408 (2004)

  4. K. Kowalski , E. Dimova-Arnaudova, K. Fronc , S. Gateva, M. Glódz , L. Lis, L. Petrov, J. Szonert, System for magneto-optical cooling and trapping of Rb atoms, Optica Aplicata, 36 (4), p 559 - 567 (2006)

  5. E. Dimova, O. Morizot, G. Stern, C. Garrido Alzar, A. Fioretti, V. Lorent, D. Comparat, H. Perrin, P. Pillet, Continuous transfer and laser guiding between two cold atom traps, Eur. Phys. J. D 42, 299-308 (2007)

  6. D. Comparat, A. Fioretti, G. Stern, E. Dimova, B. Laburthe Tolra, P. Pillet, Optimized production of large Bose Einstein Condensates, Phys.Rev A, 73, 043410 (2006)

  7. E. Radeva, K. Kolentsov, L. Yourukova, D. Zhechev, E. Dimova, Optical and photoluminescent properties of plasma polymer films used in electroluminescent display structures, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 70 (1), 169-172 (2009)

  8. J. Petrovic, D. McCabe, D. England, H. Martay, M. Friedman, A. Dicks, E. Dimova, I. Walmsley, Pump-probe Study of the Photoassociation of Cold Rubidium Molecules, Faradey Discussions 142, 403-413 (2009)

  9. E. Dimova, Magneto-Optical Trap for 87Rb atoms, Modern trends in Mathematics and Physics, ed. S. S. Tinchev, Heron Press, Sofia, 86-93 ( 2009)

  10. D. McCabe, D. England, H. Martay, M. Friedman, J. Petrovic, E Dimova, B. Chatel, I. Walmsley, A pump-probe study of the photoassociation of rubidium molecules, Phys. Rev. A 80, 033404 (2009)

  11. V. Steflekova, D. Slavov, D. Zhechev, E. Dimova, G. Todorov, Magneto-Galvanic Resonances in Hollow Cathode Discharge Lamps, Spectroscopy Letters, 42: 8, 513 - 517 (2009)

  12. D. So?kitis, G. Stern, L. Kime, E. Dimova, A. Fioretti, D. Comparat, P. Pillet, Loading a dipole trap from an atomic reservoir, Eur. Phys. J. D 61, 437–442 (2011)

  13. E. S. Dimova, D. Comparat, G. Popkirov, A. A. Rangelov, N. V. Vitanov, Efficient broadband composite optical isolator, Applied optics 52 (35), 8528-853 (2013)

  14. E.S. Dimova, S.S. Ivanov, G. Popkirov, N. Vitanov, Efficient composite broadband polarization retarders and polarization filters, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 558, 012033 (2014)

  15. E.S. Dimova, S.S. Ivanov, G. Popkirov, N. Vitanov, Highly efficient broadband polarization retarders and tunable polarization filters made of composite stacks of ordinary wave plates, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A v.31, No. 5, pp. 952 - 956 (2014)

  16. E. Dimova, A. Rangelov, E. Kyoseva, Tunable bandwidth optical rotator, Photon. Res 3, No. 4 pp. 177-179 (2015)

  17. E. Dimova, A. Rangelov, E. Kyoseva, Broadband and ultra-broadband polarization rotators with adiabatic modular design, Journal of Optics, 17 ( 7), 075605 (5pp) (2015)

  18. E. Dimova, E. Kyoseva, A. Rangelov. Broadband and ultra-broadband polarization rotators with adiabatic modular design. Journal of Optics, 17, 7, IOP Publishing Ltd, 2015

  19. E. Dimova, W. Huang, G. Popkirov, A. Rangelov, E. Kyoseva, Broadband and ultra-broadband modular half-wave plates, Opt. Communication 366, pp. 382–385 (2016)

  20. E. Dimova, Individual selective rotation of the linear polarization of single light beam in a bundle, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 90, 086102 (2019)

  21. E. Stoyanova, M. Al-Mahmoud, H. Hristova, A. Rangelov, E. Dimova, N. Vitanov, Achromatic polarization rotator with tunable rotation angle, Journal of Optics. 21, 105403 (5pp), (2019)

  22. H. Hristova, S. Ognyanski, A. Rangelov, E. Dimova, A different optical composition for a broadband linear polarization rotator, Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 1186 (1), 012018 (2019)


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