Bulgarian Institute of Solid State Physics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences















Union of the Physicists in Bulgaria

Created: 10.12.2010
Updated: 1.11.2019

(31.08.1947 07.05.2009)


Professor Saltiel was born in Sofia.


He studied Technical School "A. Popov" in Sofia, graduated Moscow State University Ph.D. (1976), and obtained scientific degree Sc.D. (1995) in Bulgaria.


He worked in the area of non linear optics.

Professional experience:

Professor S. Saltiel was director of the Sofia University Institute of Laser Technic.

He was corresponding member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (2004).

Teaching activities:

Full Professor and chief of the Department of Quantum electronics (1996 2009).

He was lecturer in the Sofia University, Department of Quantum Electronics (1978 2009).

Professor S. Saltiel lectured courses on Quantum electronics and Laser Technics, and initiated course on Photonic structures.


  1. G. Petrov, S. Saltiel, A. Ivanova, Measurement of kapa(2) components by comparing polarization resolved second-order cascade processes, ICONO98, Nonlinear Optical Phenomena, Proceedings of SPIE, v. 3733, 112-120 (1999)

  2. H. Failache, S. Saltiel, M.Fichet, D. Bloch, M. Ducloy, Resonant, Resonant van dr Waals repulsion between excited Cs atoms and sapphire surface, Physics Review Letters, v. 93, 5467-5470 (1999)

  3. M. Sterke, S. Saltiel, Y. Kivshar, Efficient collinear fourth harmonic generation by two-channel multistep cascading in single two dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal, Optics Letters, v. 26, 539-541 (2001)

  4. M. Gorza, S. Saltiel, H. Failache, M. Ducloy, Quantum theory of van der Waals interactions between excited atoms and birefringent dielectric surfaces, European Physics Journal D, 15, 113-126 (2001)

  5. S. Saltiel, Y. Kivshar, All-optical deflection and splitting by second-order cascading, Optics letters, 921-923 (2002)

  6. T. Karaulanov, S. Saltiel, Efficient collinear third-harmonic generation in a single two-dimensional nonlinear photonic crystal, Proceedings of SPIE (International Society for Optical Engineering), v. 5226, 113-118 (2003)

  7. S. Saltiel, K. Koynov, B. Agate, W. Sibbett, Second harmonic generation with focused beams under conditions of large group velocity mismatch, Journal of Optical Society of America B, v. 21 (2004)

  8. A. Jullien, J.-Ph. Rousseau, B. Mercier, L. Antonucci, O. Albert, G. Cheriaux, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. Saltiel, Highly efficient nonlinear filter for femtosecond pulse contrast enhancement and pulse shortening, Opt. Lett. 33, 2353-2355 (2008)

  9. V. Roppo, D. Dumay, J. Trull, C. Cojocaru, S. Saltiel, K. Staliunas, R. Vilaseca, D. Neshev, W. Krolikowski, Yu. Kivshar, Planar second-harmonic generation with noncollinear pumps in disordered media, Optics Express, Vol. 16(18) 14192-14199 (2008)

  10. L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, S. Saltiel, Cross-polarized wave generation in the UV region, Optics Letters, 33(20) 2299-2301 (2008)

  11. L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, S. Saltiel, Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in cubic crystals with holographic cut orientation, Applied Physics Letters 92, 231102 (2008)

  12. S. Saltiel, D. Neshev, R. Fischer, A. Arie, W. Krolikowski, Y. Kivshar, Spatiotemporal toroidal waves from the transverse second-harmonic generation, Opt. Lett. 33(5) 527-529 (2008)

  13. S. Saltiel, D. Neshev, R. Fischer, W. Krolikowski, A. Arie, Y. Kivshar, Generation of second-harmonic conical waves via nonlinear Bragg diffraction, Phys. Rev. Letters 100, 103902 (2008)

  14. A. Dreischuh, D. Neshev, V. Kolev, S. Saltiel, M. Samoc, W. Krolikowski, Y. Kivshar, Nonlinear dynamics of two-color optical vortices in lithium niobate crystals, Opt. Express 16, 5406-5420 (2008)

  15. L. Canova, O. Albert, N. Forget, B. Mercier, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, S. Saltiel, R. Lopez Martens, Influence of spectral phase on cross-polarized wave generation with short femtosecond pulses, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics 93, 443453 (2008)

  16. Y. Sheng, S. Saltiel, K. Koynov, Cascaded third-harmonic generation in single short-range ordered nonlinear photonic crystal, Optics Letter, 34, 656-658 (2009)

  17. S. Saltiel, D. Neshev, W. Krolikowski, A. Arie, O. Bang, Y. S. Kivshar, Multiorder nonlinear diffraction in frequency doubling processes, Optical Letters, 34, 848-850 (2009)

  18. J. Trull, S. Saltiel, V. Roppo, C. Cojocaru, D. Dumay, W. Krolikowski, D. N. Neshev, R. Vilaseca, K. Staliunas, Y. Kivshar, Characterization of femtosecond pulses via transverse second-harmonic generation in random nonlinear media, Applied Physics B, Lasers and Optics, 94 (2009)

  19. A. Ray, S. Das, L. Mishra, P. Datta, S. Saltiel, Nonlinearly coupled, gain-switched Nd:YAG second harmonic laser with variable pulse width, Applied Optics, v. 48(4) 765-769 (2009)

  20. S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, L. Canova, A. Jullien, O. Albert, S. M. Saltiel, Improved nonlinear cross-polarized wave generation in cubic crystals by optimization of the crystal orientation, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, No. 7, 1269-1275(2009)

  21. W. Wang, V. Roppo, K. Kalinowski, Y. Kong, D. N. Neshev, C. Cojocaru, J. Trull, R. Vilaseca, K. Staliunas, W. Krolikowski, S. M. Saltiel, Yu. S. Kivshar, Third-harmonic generation via broadband cascading in disordered quadratic nonlinear media, Opt. Express. 17, 20117-20123 (2009)

  22. S. M. Saltiel, Y. Sheng, N. Bloch, D. N. Neshev, W. Krolikowski, A.Arie, K. Koynov, Yu. S. Kivshar, Cerenkov-type second-harmonic generation in two-dimensional nonlinear photonic structures, IEEE J. Quantum Electr. 45, 1465-1472 (2009)

  23. D. Dumay, S. M. Saltiel, D. N. Neshev, W. Krolikowski, and Yu. S.Kivshar, Pulse measurements by randomly quasi phase matched second harmonic generation in the regime of total internal reflection, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 42, 175403(1-4) (2009)

  24. J. Trull, S. Saltiel, V. Roppo, C. Cojocaru, D. Dumay, W. Krolikowski, D. N. Neshev, R. Vilaseca, K. Staliunas, Yu. S. Kivshar, Femtosecond pulse characterization by transverse second harmonic generation in random nonlinear media, Appl. Phys. B 95, 609-615 (2009)

  25. N. Minkovski, S. Kourtev, S. M. Saltiel, L. Canova, A. Jullien, O. Albert, and R. Lopez-Martens, Nonlinear optical transformation of the polarization state of circularly polarized light with holographic-cut cubic crystals, Proc. SPIE 7501, 75010M (2009)


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