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Audrius Pugzlys
Dr. rer. nat.

Curriculum Vitae:

Address Technische Universität Wien, Institut für Photonik,
Gusshausstrasse 27-29/387,
1040 Wien -- Vienna, Austria
tel: +43 1 58801 38720
tel: +43 1 58801 38796
fax: +43 1 58801 38799
Education Ph.D. Vilnius University (1995)
Thesis: "Transient nonlinear optical processes in aggregated polymethine dyes"
M. S. Vilnius University (1989)
Diploma in Physics
Career history Since June 2006
University Assistant, Photonics Institute, Vienna University of Technology
July 2004 - June 2006
Research scientist in the group of Optical Condensed Matter Physics/ Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/ Groningen University/ The Netherlands
July 1998 - July 2004
Post.Doc. in the Department of Chemical Physics/ Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences/ Groningen University/ The Netherlands
October 1996 - June 1998
Post.Doc. in Leiden Institute of Chemistry/ Gorlaeus Laboratories/ Leiden University/ The Netherlands
January 1996 - September 1996
Scientific researcher in Laser Research Center of Vilnius University/ Lithuania
January 1991 - December 1995
Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Physics/ Vilnius University/ Lithuania
September 1989 - December 1990
Research assistant in the Department of Quantum Electronics/ Faculty of Physics/ Vilnius University/ Lithuania
Scientific interests

Linear and non-linear optics
Laser physics
Linear and nonlinear (ultrafast) optical spectroscopy

Publications:

G. Andriukaitis, T. Balčiūnas, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, M.M. Murnane, and H.C. Kapteyn
90 GW peak power few-cycle mid-infrared pulses from an optical parametric amplifier
Opt. Lett. 36 (2011) 2755.

T. Balčiūnas, O.D. Mücke, P. Mišeikis, G. Andriukaitis, A. Pugžlys, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, R. Holzwarth, and A. Baltuška
Carrier envelope phase stabilization of a Yb:KGW laser amplifier
Opt. Lett. 36 (2011) 3242.

G. Andriukaitis, D. Kartashov, D. Lorenc, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, J. Limpert, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Voronin, and A. Zheltikov
Hollow-fiber compression of 6 mJ pulses from a continuous-wave diode-pumped single-stage Yb; Na:CaF2 chirped pulse amplifier
Opt. Lett. 36 (2011) 1814.

A. A. Voronin, S. Alisauskas, O. D. M¨ucke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, and A. M. Zheltikov
High-energy-throughput pulse compression by off-axis group-delay compensation in a laser-induced filament
Phys. Rev. A 84 (2011) 023832.

A. Fernandez, L. Zhu, A. J. Verhoef, D. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. Pugzlys, A. Galvanauskas, F. O. Ilday, and A. Baltuška
Pulse Fidelity Control in a 20-μJ Sub-200-fs Monolithic Yb-Fiber Amplifier
Laser Physics 21 (2011) 1329.

S. Alisauskas, V. Smilgevicius, A. Piskarskas, O.D. Mücke, A. Verhoef, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, J. Pocius, R. Giniunas, R. Danielius, N. Forget
Efficient 4-fold self-compression of millijoule pulses from a 1.5μm optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier
Lithuanian Journal of Physics, 50 (2010), 111.

O.D. Mücke, D. Sidorov-Biryukov, P. Dombi, A. Pugzlys, S. Alisauskas, V. Smilgevicius, N. Forget, J. Pocius, R. Giniunas, R. Danielius, A. Baltuska
10-mJ optically synchronized CEP-stable chirped parametric amplifier at 1.5μm
Optics and Spectroscopy, 108 (2010) 456.

O.D. Mücke, S. Alisauskas, A. Verhoef, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, V. Smilgevicius, J. Pocius, L. Giniunas, R. Danielius, N. Forget
Toward TW-Peak-Power Single-Cycle IR Fields for Attosecond Physics and High-Field Science
in: "Advances in Solid-State Lasers: Development and Applications", issued by: M. Grishin; INTECH, (2010) 279.

A.C. Coleman, N.M. Boyle, C. Long, R. Augulis, A. Pugzlys, P.H.M. van Loosdrecht, W.R. Browne, B.L. Feringa, K.L. Ronayne and M.T. Pryce
Optically induced cis-trans isomerisation of (h6-cis-stilbene)Cr(CO)3
Dalton Transactions, 39 (2010) 2201.

O.D. Mücke, S. Ališauskas, A. J. Verhoef, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, V. Smilgevičius, J. Pocius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, and N. Forget
Self-compression of millijoule 1.5 μm pulses
Opt. Lett. 34 (2009) 2498.

D. Dietze, J. Darmo, S. Roither, A. Pugzlys, J.N. Heyman, and K, Unterrainer
Polarization of terahertz radiation from laser generated plasma filaments
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26 (2009) 2016.

A. Pugžlys, G. Andriukaitis, D. Sidorov, A. Irshad, A. Baltuška, W.J. Lai, P.B. Phua, L. Su, J. Xu, H. Li, R. Li, S. Ališauskas, A. Marcinkevičius, M.E. Fermann, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius
Spectroscopy and lasing of cryogenically cooled Yb, Na:CaF2
Appl. Phys. B 97 (2009) 339.

Fernández, L. Zhu, A. J. Verhoef, D. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, K.-H. Liao, Ch.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, S. Kane, R. Holzwarth, and F. Ö. Ilday
Broadly tunable carrier envelope phase stable optical parametric amplifier pumped by a monolithic ytterbium fiber amplifier
Opt. Lett. 34 (2009) 2799.

A. Pugžlys, G. Andriukaitis, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, H. Li, R. Li, W. J. Lai, P. B. Phua, A. Marcinkevičius, M. E. Fermann, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, S. Ališauskas
Multi-mJ, 200-fs, cw-pumped, cryogenically cooled, Yb,Na:CaF2 amplifier
Opt. Lett. 34 (2009) 2075.

O. D. Mücke, D. Sidorov, P. Dombi, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, S. Ališauskas, V. Smilgevičius, J. Pocius, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, and N. Forget
Scalable Yb-MOPA-driven carrier-envelope phase-stable few-cycle parametric amplifier at 1.5 μm
Opt. Lett. 34 (2009) 118.

P. J. Rizo, A. Pugžlys, J. Liu, D. Reuter, A. D. Wieck, C. H. van der Wal, and P. H. M. van Loosdrecht
Compact cryogenic Kerr microscope for time-resolved studies of electron spin transport in microstructures
Rev. Sci. Instr. 79 (2008) 123904.

F. Lin, N. Xiang,_ S. J. Chua, A. Irshad, S. Roither, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, P. Chen, and S. Y. Chow
Absorption recovery time reduction in InGaN/GaN quantum well saturable absorbers
J. Appl. Phys. 103 (2008) 103508.

D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. Fernandez, L. Zhu, A. Pugžlys, E.E. Serebryannikov, A. Baltuška, A.M. Zheltikov
Spectral narrowing of chirp-free light pulses in anomalously dispersive, highly nonlinear photonic-crystal fibers
Optics Express, 16 (2008) 2502.

D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. Fernandez, L. Zhu, A. Verhoef, P. Dombi, A. Pugzlys, E.E. Serebryannikov, A.M. Zheltikov, J.C. Knight, A. Baltuška
Solitonic dynamics of ultrashort pulses in a highly nonlinear photonic-crystal fiber visualized by spectral interferometry
Opt. Lett. 33 (2008) 446.

J.H. Hurenkamp, W.R. Browne, R. Augulis, A. Pugzlys, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, J.H. van Esch, and B.L. Feringa,
Intramolecular Energy Transfer in a tetra-Coumarin Perylene system: influence of solvent and bridging unit on electronic properties,
Org. Biomol. Chem. 5 (2007) 3354.

D. Dulic, T. Kudernac, A. Pugzlys, B.L. Feringa and B.J. van Wees,
Temperature gating of the ring-opening process in diarylethene molecular switches,
Advanced Materials (2007), published online, DOI: 10.1002/adma.200700161

A. Pugzlys, P.J. Rizo, K. Ivanin, A. Slachter, D. Reuter, A.D. Wieck, C.H. van der Wal, P.H.M. van Loosdrecht,
Charge and spin dynamics in a two dimensional electron gas,
Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 19 (2007) 295206.

H. von Berlepsch, S. Kirstein, R. Hania, A. Pugzlys and C. Bo1ttcher,
Modification of the nanoscale structure of the J-aggregate of a sulfonate-substituted amphiphilic carbocyanine dye through incorporation of surface-active additives,
J. Phys. Chem. B 111 (2007) 1701.

A. Pugzlys, R. Augulis, P. H. M. van Loosdrecht, C. Didraga, V.A. Malyshev, and J. Knoester,
Temperature-dependent relaxation of excitons in tubular molecular aggregates: fluorescence decay and Stokes shift,
J. Phys. Chem. B 110 (2006) 20268.

A. Pugzlys, P. R. Hania, R. Augulis, K. Duppen, and P. H. M. van Loosdrecht,
Cylindrical aggregates of 5,5',6,6'-tetrachlorobenzimidacarbocyanine: structure related optical properties and exciton dynamics,
International Journal of Photoenergy, Vol. 2006 (2006), Article ID 29623.

R. Augulus, A. Pugzlys, and P. H. M. van Loosdrecht,
Exciton dynamics in molecular aggregates,
Physica Status Solidi C 3 (2006) 3400.

E.J.M. Vertelman, E. Maccallini, D. Gournis, P. Rudolf, T. Bakas, J. Luzon, R. Broer, A. Pugzlys, T.T. A. Lummen, P.H.M. van Loosdrecht, P. J. van Koningsbruggen,
The influence of defects on the electron transfer and magnetic properties of RbxMn[Fe(CN)6]y zH2O,
Chemistry of Materials, 18 (2006) 1951.

P.R. Hania, A. Pugzlys, L.N. Lucas, J.J.D. de Jong, B.L. Feringa, J.H. van Esch, H.T. Jonkman, K. Duppen,
Ring closure dynamics of BTE-based photochromic switches: perfluoro versus perhydrocyclopentene derivatives,
J. Phys. Chem. A, 109 (2005) 9437.

P.R. Hania, A. Pugzlys, T. Kudernac, H.T. Jonkman, K. Duppen,
Ultrafast quenching of the ring closure reaction in photochromic switches selfassembled on gold nano-particles,
proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Niigata, Japan, July 25-30, 2004, Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 79 (2005) 679.

A. Pugzlys, P.R. Hania, C. Didraga, V.A. Malyshev, J. Knoester and K. Duppen,
Ultrafast exciton transport in organic nanotubes,
proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Niigata, Japan, July 25-30, 2004, Springer Series in Chemical Physics, 79 (2005) 879.

J.H. van Esch, J.J. D. de Jong, P. R. Hania, A. Pugzlys, L.N. Lucas, M. de Loos, R. M. Kellogg, B.L. Feringa, K. Duppen,
Light-driven dynamic pattern formation,
Angewandte Chemie, 117 (2005) 2.

C. Didraga, A. Pugzlys, P.R. Hania, H. von Berlepsch, K. Duppen and J. Knoester,
Structure, spectroscopy and microscopic model of tubular carbocyanine dye aggregates,
J. Phys. Chem.B, 108 (2004) 14976.

P.R. Hania, A. Pugzlys, L.N. Lucas, J.J.D. de Jong, J.H. van Esch, B.L. Feringa, K. Duppen,
Reaction dynamics and applications in patterning of bisthienylcyclopentene-based photochromic switches,
Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Self-Formation Theory and Applications, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 26-28, 2003, Solid State Phenomena, 97-98 (2004) 207.

A. Pugzlys, P.R. Hania, C. Didraga, J. Knoester, K. Duppen,
Cylindrical aggregates of TDBC: linear and nonlinear optical properties versus morphology,
Proc. of the 6th International Conference on Self-Formation Theory and Applications, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 26-28, 2003, Solid State Phenomena, 97-98 (2004) 201.

P.R. Hania, D.J. Heijs, T. Bowden, A. Pugzlys, J. van Esch, J. Knoester, K. Duppen,
Ultrafast energy transport in a first-generation coumarin-tetraphenylporphyrin dendrimer,
J. Phys. Chem. B, 108 (2004) 71.

H. von Berlepsch, S. Kirstein, R. Hania, C. Didraga, A. Pugzlys, C. Bottcher,
Stabilization of individual tubular J-aggregates by poly(vinyl alcohol),
J. Phys. Chem.B, 107 (2003) 14176.

J.J.D. de Jong, L.N. Lucas, R. Hania, A. Pugzlys, R.M. Kellogg, B.L. Feringa, K. Duppen, J.H. van Esch,
Photochromic properties of perhydro- and perfluorodithienylcyclopentene molecular switches,
European Journal of Organic Chemistry, 10 (2003) 1887.

P.R. Hania, R. Telesca, L.N. Lucas, A. Pugzlys, J. van Esch, B.L. Feringa, J.G. Snijders, K. Duppen,
An optical and theoretical investigation of the ultrafast dynamics of a bisthienylethene-based photochromic switch,
J. Phys. Chem.A, 106 (2002) 8498.

N.H. Boeijenga, A. Pugzlys, T.I.C. Jansen, J.G. Snijders, K. Duppen,
Liquid xenon as an ideal probe for many-body effects in impulsive Raman scattering,
J. Chem. Phys., 117 (2002) 1181.

E.J.A. de Bekker, A. Pugzlys, C.A.G.O. Varma,
Subpicosecond kinetic polarization spectroscopic study of the complex photophysical behavior of solutions of 9,9 '-bianthryl,
J. Phys. Chem.A, 106 (2002) 5974.

T.I.C. Jansen, A. Pugzlys, G.D. Cringus, J.G. Snijders, K. Duppen,
Many-body effects in the stimulated Raman response of binary mixtures: A comparison between theory and experiment,
J. Chem. Phys., 116 (2002) 9383.

A. Pugzlys, H.P. den Hartog, A. Baltuska, M.S. Pshenichnikov, S. Umapathy, D.A. Wiersma,
Solvent-controlled acceleration of electron transfer in binary mixtures,
J. Phys. Chem.A, 105 (2001) 11407.

E.J.A. de Bekker, A. Pugzlys, C.A.G.O. Varma,
Elementary processes in photoinduced proton transfers in 2-hydroxy-1-(N-morpholinomethyl)naphthalene and 7-hydroxy-8-(N-morpholinomethyl)quinoline in liquid solutions,
J. Phys. Chem.A, 105 (2001) 399.

R. Gadonas, A. Pugzlys, K.-H. Feller,
Dispersion of third order optical nonlinearity of pseudoisocyanine J-aggregates,
Laser-Chemistry, 17 (1) (1997) 1.

R. Gadonas, K.-H. Feller, A. Pugzlys, G. Jonusauskas, J. Oberle, C. Rulliere,
Wavelength and intensity dependent transient degenerate four wave mixing in pseudoisocyanine J-aggregates,
J. Chem. Phys., 106 (20) (1997) 8374.

A. Baltuska, R. Gadonas, K.- H. Feller, A. Pugzlys,
Photodissociation of polymethine dyes in Langmuir-Blodgett films,
Ultrafast Processes in Spectroscopy, edited by Svelto et al., Plenum Press, New York, 1996, 455.

U-W. Grummt, K.- H. Feller, J Lehmann, R. Gadonas, A. Pugzlys,
Atomic force microscopy and nonlinear optical investigations of stilbazolium dye in Langmuir-Blodgett layers,
Thin Solid Films, 285 (1996) 904.

A. Baltuska, R. Gadonas, A. Piskarskas, A. Pugzlys,
Time resolved spectroscopy system based on FCM Nd:YAG laser and optical parametric oscillators,
Experimental Techniques of Physics, 41 (1995) 57.

A. Baltuska, A. Berzanskis, R. Gadonas, A. Pugzlys, V. Smilgevicius and A. Stabinis,
Angular structure formation in single-pass optical parametric generators pumped by intersecting beams,
Opt. Lett., 21 (1995) 2174.

K.K. Kalninsh, R. Gadonas, V. Krasauskas, A. Pelakauskas, A. Pugzlys,
Steady-state and transient absorption spectra of quinhydrones,
J. Photochem. Photobiol. A. Chemistry, 77 (1994) 9.

R. Rotomskis, A. Baltuska, A. Pugzlys, V. Vaicaitis, R. Gadonas, A. Piskarskas,
Time resolved absorption spectroscopy of sensitizers used in photochemotherapy of tumour,
Proc. of SPIE conf. on Biomolecular Spectroscopy III, Los Angeles, 17-18 January 1993, SPIE Proc., Series Biomedical Optics (1993) 24.

K.K. Kalninsh, R. Gadonas, V. Krasauskas, A. Pelakauskas, A. Pugzlys,
Thermal and photostimulated hydrogen atom transfer in quinhydrones,
Chem. Phys. Lett., 1 (1993) 63.

R. Gadonas, K.-H. Feller, A. Pugzlys,
Wavelength dependent nonlinear optical properties of pseudoisocyanine J-aggregates,
Opt. Commun., 112 (1994) 157.

K-H. Feller, R. Gadonas, V. Krasauskas, A. Pugzlys,
Picosecond absorption studies of polymethine deactivation in Langmuir-Blodgett films,
Int. Journal Optoelectr., 8 (1993) 683.