Alexey Petrovich Shkadarevich (b. 27.10.1947, Kopyl, Minsk region), physicist. Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus (2014; corresponding member since 2004), Doctor of Physico-Mathematical Sciences (1988), Professor (1990).
Scientific research in the field of laser physics, optoelectronic and laser instrumentation. He researched solid-state tunable lasers with selective pumping, which made it possible to propose effective methods for searching for promising laser media with desired properties, and put into practice more than 20 new laser materials. Found a phototropic effect on Cr4+ ions in garnet crystals, which is the main material for passive Q-switching of neodymium lasers. He investigated the physical properties of F2-color centers in lithium fluoride crystals on the basis of which he developed an industrial technology for producing laser media, which made it possible to create a promising element base for designing laser devices and multi-purpose systems. Developed laser transmitters and special-purpose modules, which are used on spacecraft, military equipment and range. He mastered the production in the republic of alexandrite lasers, sapphire with titanium, diode-pumped lasers, safe-wavelength lasers, and polymer dye lasers. Developed and industrially mastered the production of laser devices and devices for applications in medical institutions of Belarus (ophthalmology, oncology, surgery, dermatology) and the national economy: at machine-building enterprises, in the tire industry, printing, woodworking and forestry.
Author of more than 370 scientific papers, incl. 5 monographs, 3 textbooks, more than 90 inventions.
State Prize of the Republic of Belarus in 2000 for the series of works "Development mechanisms, methods and means of treating glaucoma, cataracts, retinal photodamage".