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Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors

 

Mike Pivnenko is a senior research associate in the Centre for Photonic Devices and Sensors (CPDS). He received his MSc in Engineering from Kharkov University (Ukraine) in 1986. Between 1986 and 1996 he was involved in theoretical research on electrodynamics of condensed media. After completing his doctoral studies on the Physics of Liquid Crystals in 2001, he joined the Liquid Crystal Group at the University of Southampton. Mike then became a Research Fellow in the Centre of Molecular Materials for Photonics and Electronics, University of Cambridge, studying liquid crystals, including blue phase materials, and liquid crystal lasers. He transferred to the Photonic & Sensors Group in 2008.

Publication (Symplectic Elements)

Journal articles

2024

  • CHANG, XIN., Pivnenko, M., Singh, A., Wu, W., Shrestha, P. and Chu, D., 2024. Fast-switching reconfigurable metadevice with metasurface-induced liquid crystal alignment for light modulator applications Optical Materials Express,
    Doi: 10.1364/ome.520326
  • 2023

  • Wu, W., Chang, X., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2023. Phase flicker-induced sharpness deterioration on 2D holographic displays with digitally driven phase-only LCoS devices. Appl Opt, v. 62
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.477901
  • Chang, X., Pivnenko, M., Shrestha, P., Wu, W., Zhang, W. and Chu, D., 2023. Electrically tuned active metasurface towards metasurface-integrated liquid crystal on silicon (meta-LCoS) devices. Opt Express, v. 31
    Doi: 10.1364/OE.483452
  • Sui, X., Wu, W., Pivnenko, M., Chu, D. and Cao, L., 2023. Polarimetric calibrated robust dual-SLM complex-amplitude computer-generated holography. Opt Lett, v. 48
    Doi: 10.1364/OL.493915
  • Chang, X., Pivnenko, M., Shrestha, P., Wu, W. and Chu, D., 2023. Increasing steering angle of LCoS in a WSS system through integration with a metasurface. Appl Opt, v. 62
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.477902
  • 2022

  • Tong, Y., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2022. Effects of phase flicker in digitally driven phase-only LCOS devices on holographic reconstructed images. Appl Opt, v. 61
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.442644
  • 2021

  • Li, S., Li, J., Chun, Y., Shrestha, PK., Chang, X., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2021. Variety of Ordered Patterns in Donor-Acceptor Polymer Semiconductor Films Crystallized from Solution. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces, v. 13
    Doi: 10.1021/acsami.1c00079
  • Pivnenko, M., Li, K. and Chu, D., 2021. Sub-millisecond switching of multi-level liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulators for increased information bandwidth. Opt Express, v. 29
    Doi: 10.1364/OE.429992
  • Wu, W., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2021. LCOS Spatial Light Modulator for Digital Holography Photonics Letters of Poland, v. 13
    Doi: 10.4302/plp.v13i4.1123
  • 2020

  • Tong, Y., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2020. Implementation of 10-Bit Phase Modulation for Phase-Only LCOS Devices Using Deep Learning Advanced Devices & Instrumentation, v. 2020
    Doi: 10.34133/2020/9515747
  • 2019 (Accepted for publication)

  • Tong, Y., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2019 (Accepted for publication). Improvements of phase linearity and phase flicker of phase-only LCoS devices for holographic applications Applied Optics, v. 58
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.58.00G248
  • 2018

  • Li, S., Chun, Y., Zhao, S., Ahn, H., Ahn, D., Sohn, JI., Xu, Y., Shrestha, P., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2018. High-resolution patterning of solution-processable materials via externally engineered pinning of capillary bridges Nature Communications, v. 9
    Doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-02835-7
  • 2016

  • Andreev, A., Andreeva, T., Kompanets, I., Zalyapin, N., Xu, H., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2016. Fast bistable intensive light scattering in helix-free ferroelectric liquid crystals. Appl Opt, v. 55
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.55.003483
  • Zhang, Z., Pivnenko, M., Medina-Salazar, I., You, Z. and Chu, D., 2016. Advanced die-level assembly techniques and quality analysis for phase-only liquid crystal on silicon devices Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, v. 230
    Doi: 10.1177/0954405415578583
  • Li, K., Pivnenko, M., Chu, D., Cockburn, A. and O’Neill, W., 2016. Uniform and fast switching of window-size smectic A liquid crystal panels utilising the field gradient generated at the fringes of patterned electrodes Liquid Crystals, v. 43
    Doi: 10.1080/02678292.2016.1142012
  • Li, X., Tan, N., Pivnenko, M., Sibik, J., Zeitler, JA. and Chu, D., 2016. High-birefringence nematic liquid crystal for broadband THz applications Liquid Crystals, v. 43
    Doi: 10.1080/02678292.2016.1153732
  • 2015

  • Idros, N., Ho, MY., Pivnenko, M., Qasim, MM., Xu, H., Gu, Z. and Chu, D., 2015. Colorimetric-based detection of TNT explosives using functionalized silica nanoparticles. Sensors (Basel), v. 15
    Doi: 10.3390/s150612891
  • Lu, T., Pivnenko, M., Robertson, B. and Chu, D., 2015. Pixel-level fringing-effect model to describe the phase profile and diffraction efficiency of a liquid crystal on silicon device. Appl Opt, v. 54
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.54.005903
  • 2014

  • Robertson, B., Yang, H., Redmond, MM., Collings, N., Moore, JR., Liu, J., Jeziorska-Chapman, AM., Pivnenko, M., Lee, S., Wonfor, A., White, IH., Crossland, WA. and Chu, DP., 2014. Demonstration of multi-casting in a 1 × 9 LCOS wavelength selective switch Journal of Lightwave Technology, v. 32
    Doi: 10.1109/JLT.2013.2293919
  • Jiang, D., Xu, H., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2014. Compact phase shifter based on highly anisotropic liquid crystals for microwave frequency Electronics Letters, v. 50
    Doi: 10.1049/el.2013.3742
  • Li, K., Robertson, B., Pivnenko, M., Deng, Y., Chu, D., Zhou, J. and Yao, J., 2014. High quality micro liquid crystal phase lenses for full resolution image steering in auto-stereoscopic displays. Opt Express, v. 22
    Doi: 10.1364/OE.22.021679
  • Teng, L., Pivnenko, M., Robertson, B., Zhang, R. and Chu, D., 2014. A compensation method for the full phase retardance nonuniformity in phase-only liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulators. Opt Express, v. 22
    Doi: 10.1364/OE.22.026392
  • 2012

  • Zhang, Z., Yang, H., Robertson, B., Redmond, M., Pivnenko, M., Collings, N., Crossland, WA. and Chu, D., 2012. Diffraction based phase compensation method for phase-only liquid crystal on silicon devices in operation. Appl Opt, v. 51
    Doi: 10.1364/AO.51.003837
  • 2011

  • Zhang, Z., Jeziorska-Chapman, AM., Collings, N., Pivnenko, M., Moore, J., Crossland, B., Chu, DP. and Milne, B., 2011. High quality assembly of phase-only liquid crystal on silicon ((LCOS) devices IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology, v. 7
    Doi: 10.1109/JDT.2010.2051318
  • 2010

  • Trushkevych, O., Golden, F., Pivnenko, M., Xu, H., Collings, N., Crossland, WA., Muller, S. and Jakoby, R., 2010. Dielectric anisotropy of nematic liquid crystals loaded with carbon nanotubes in microwave range ELECTRON LETT, v. 46
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1049/el.2010.0752
  • 2009

  • Zhang, Z., Collings, N., Jeziorska-Chapman, AM., Pivnenko, M. and Crossland, WA., 2009. Assembly and inspection of liquid crystal on silicon devices 2009 Asia Communications and Photonics Conference and Exhibition, ACP 2009,
  • Zhang, Z., Collings, N., Jeziorska-Chapman, AM., Pivnenko, M. and Crossland, WA., 2009. Assembly and inspection of liquid crystal on silicon devices Optics InfoBase Conference Papers,
  • 2007

  • Ford, AD., Morris, SM., Pivnenko, MN., Gillespie, C. and Coles, HJ., 2007. Emission characteristics of a homologous series of bimesogenic liquid-crystal lasers PHYS REV E, v. 76
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.76.051703
  • Ford, AD., Morris, SM., Pivnenko, MN., Gillespie, C. and Coles, HJ., 2007. Emission characteristics of a homologous series of bimesogenic liquid-crystal lasers. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, v. 76
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.76.051703
  • Morris, SM., Cho, Y., Pivnenko, MN. and Coles, HJ., 2007. The influence of fluorosurfactants on the flexoelectro-optic properties of a chiral nematic liquid crystal J APPL PHYS, v. 101
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1063/1.2743820
  • 2006

  • Morris, SM., Ford, AD., Pivnenko, MN., Hadeler, O. and Coles, HJ., 2006. Correlations between the performance characteristics of a liquid crystal laser and the macroscopic material properties. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.74.061709
  • Morris, SM., Ford, AD., Gillespie, C., Pivnenko, MN., Hadeler, O. and Coles, HJ., 2006. The emission characteristics of liquid-crystal lasers Journal of the Society for Information Display, v. 14
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1889/1.2210808
  • Morris, SM., Ford, AD., Pivnenko, M., Hadeler, O. and Coles, HJ., 2006. Correlations between the performance characteristics of a liquid crystal laser and the macroscopic material properties Physics Review E: Statistical, Non-Linear and Soft Matter Physics, v. 74
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.74.061709
  • Palffy-Muhoray, P., Cao, W., Moreira, M., Taheri, B. and Munoz, A., 2006. Photonics and lasing in liquid crystal materials Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, v. 364
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2006.1851
  • 2005

  • Morris, S., Ford, AD., Pivnenko, MN. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Enhanced emission from liquid-crystal lasers Journal of Applied Physics, v. 97
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1063/1.1829144
  • Ford, AD., Morris, S., Pivnenko, MN., Blatch, AE. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Photonic band edge lasing in dye-doped chiral nematic bimesogen liquid crystals Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering,
  • Hadeler, O., Pivnenko, MN., Coles, MJ., Clapp, TV., DeGroot, JV. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Fast electro-optic liquid crystal switch and attenuator with large extinction ratio at 1550 nm Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5741
  • Morris, S., Ford, AD., Broughton, BJ., Pivnenko, MN. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Liquid crystal lasers: coherent and incoherent microsources Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5741
  • Morris, S., Ford, AD., Pivnenko, MN. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Nonresonant random lasing from a dye-doped smectic A* scattering device Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering,
  • Hadeler, O., Pivnenko, M., Coles, MJ. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Electro-optic telecommunication devices at 1550 nm employing electroclinic and ferroelectric switching of an organosiloxane liquid crystal Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, v. 433
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/15421400590954371
  • Morris, SM., Ford, AD., Broughton, BJ., Pivnenko, MN. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Liquid crystal lasers: coherent and incoherent micro-sources Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies, v. 5741
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.626460
  • Pivnenko, M., Lehmann, P., Komitov, L. and Coles, HJ., 2005. Optical and electro-optical properties of bimesogenic organosiloxane antiferroelectric liquid crystals with molecular tilt approaching 45 degrees Liquid Crystals, v. 32
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/02678290412331329297
  • Coles, HJ. and Pivnenko, MN., 2005. Liquid crystal `blue phases' with a wide temperature range Nature, v. 436
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1038/nature03932
  • 2004

  • Willmott, J., Pivnenko, MN., Grasmann, M., Hannington, J. and Coles, HJ., 2004. Birefringence of monomesogen and bimesogen liquid crystals Proceedings of the SPIE: International Society for Optical Engineering,
  • Ford, A., Morris, S., Pivnenko, MN., Hadeler, O., Willmott, J., Blatch, A., Coles, MJ. and Coles, HJ., 2004. Comparison of photonic band edge lasing in the chiral nematic N* and Smectic C* phases Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5289
  • Morris, S., Ford, A., Willmott, J., Pivnenko, MN., Hadeler, O., Blatch, A., Coles, MJ. and Coles, HJ., 2004. Structure-property relations of photonic band edge lasers Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5289
  • Pivnenko, MN., Hadeler, O., Coles, MJ., Grasmann, M., Hannington, J. and Coles, HJ., 2004. Novel electroclinic organosiloxane materials for optoelectronic devices Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5289
  • 2003

  • Vashchenko, VV., Kutulya, LA., Pivnenko, MN. and Shkolnikova, NI., 2003. New (1R,4R)-2-arylidene-p-menthan-3-ones with a bridging ester group in the arylidene fragment. Synthesis and behavior in liquid-crystalline systems Russian Chemical Bulletin, v. 52
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1023/B:RUCB.0000012363.37580.30
  • Krivoshey, AI., Kutulya, LA., Vashchenko, VV., Pivnenko, MN., Pivnenko, NS., Tolochko, AS., Kulishov, VI. and Shkolnikova, NI., 2003. New chiral mesogens 3(R)-methylcyclohexanone derivatives Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 5257
  • 2002

  • Popova, EV., Kutulya, LA., Vashchenko, VV., Pivnenko, MN., Krivoshey, AI. and Fedoryako, AP., 2002. Ferroelectric liquid crystal mixtures containing chiral ether and ester compounds with the 2-arylidene-p-menthan-3-one skeleton Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 4759
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.472142
  • 2001

  • Pivnenko, MN., Vashchenko, VV., Krivoshey, AI., Kutulya, LA. and Goodby, JW., 2001. New chiral ether derivatives of 2-arylidene-p-menthane-3-ones as components of induced ferroelectric systems Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, v. 364
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/10587250108025025
  • Kutulya, LA., Vashchenko, VV., Doroshenko, AO., Pivnenko, MN., Chepeleva, LV., Pivnenko, NS. and Shkolnikova, NI., 2001. New chiral E- and Z-isomers of the 1R,4R-2-arylidene-p-menthane-3-ones in induced cholesteric and ferroelectric liquid crystals Proceedings of SPIE- The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 4418
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.428299
  • 1999

  • Pivnenko, MN., Fedoryako, AP., Kutulya, LA. and Seminozhenko, VP., 1999. Effect of elastic stresses on free oscillations in ferroelectric liquid crystals Technical Physics Letters, v. 25
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1134/1.1262437
  • 1997

  • Pivnenko, MN., Fedoryako, AP., Popova, EV. and Kutulya, LA., 1997. Resonance phenomena in a ferroelectric liquid crystals Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 3488
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.323720
  • Fedoryako, AP., Pivnenko, MN. and Popova, EV., 1997. Temperature dependences of oscillation parameters in ferroelectric liquid crystals Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 3318
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1117/12.299949
  • Fedoryako, AP., Pivnenko, MN., Popova, EV. and Seminozhenko, VP., 1997. Free oscillations in a ferroelectric liquid crystal Technical Physics Letters, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1134/1.1261844
  • Conference proceedings

    2022

  • Chang, X., Pivnenko, M., Shrestha, P., Wu, W. and Chu, D., 2022. Increasing Diffraction Angle of LCoS Device through Integration with Metasurface Optics InfoBase Conference Papers,
  • Wu, W., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2022. Effect of Phase Flicker in Digitally Driven Phase-Only LCoS Devices on Sharpness of Holographic Images Optics InfoBase Conference Papers,
  • 2021

  • Li, K., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2021. Fast switching liquid crystal on silicon spatial light modulator for increased bandwidth Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium, v. 52
    Doi: 10.1002/sdtp.15152
  • Tong, Y., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2021. Impact of phase flicker on the performance of multilevel phase holograms with phase-only LCOS devices Optics InfoBase Conference Papers,
  • 2019

  • Tong, Y., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2019. Phase distortion corrections of phase-only LCOS devices for digital holographic applications Digital Holography and Three-Dimensional Imaging Conference Proceedings 2007-2019,
    Doi: 10.1364/DH.2019.W1A.3
  • 2017

  • Idros, N., Ho, MY., Pivnenko, M., Qasim, MM., Xu, H., Gu, Z. and Chu, D., 2017. Colorimetric-based detection of TNT explosives using functionalized silica nanoparticles BIOSENSORS 2016, v. 27
    Doi: 10.1016/j.protcy.2017.04.128
  • 2015

  • Andreev, A., Andreeva, T., Kompanets, I., Xu, H., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2015. Fast bistable intensive light scattering in helix-free ferroelectric liquid crystals Digest of Technical Papers - SID International Symposium, v. 46
    Doi: 10.1002/sdtp.10557
  • 2014

  • Li, K., Robertson, B., Pivnenko, M., Chu, D., Zhou, J. and Yao, J., 2014. Pixel-level tunable liquid crystal lenses for auto-stereoscopic display Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, v. 9005
    Doi: 10.1117/12.2039065
  • Cai, L., Xu, H., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2014. A tunable wideband microstrip bandstop filter based on liquid crystal materials 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communication Problem-Solving, ICCP 2014,
    Doi: 10.1109/ICCPS.2014.7062370
  • Xu, H., Jiang, D., Cai, L., Pivnenko, M. and Chu, D., 2014. Minimising the losses due to em field discontinuities in a compact LC tunable microstrip line phase shifter 2014 IEEE International Conference on Communication Problem-Solving, ICCP 2014,
    Doi: 10.1109/ICCPS.2014.7062371
  • 2010

  • Zhang, Z., Jeziorska-Chapman, AM., Collings, N., Pivnenko, M., Moore, J., Milne, WI., Crossland, WA. and Chu, DP., 2010. High Quality Assembly of Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) Devices for Phase-Only Holography EMERGING LIQUID CRYSTAL TECHNOLOGIES V, v. 7618
    Doi: 10.1117/12.849359
  • 2009

  • Zhang, Z., Collings, N., Jeziorska-Chapman, AM., Pivnenko, M. and Crossland, WA., 2009. Assembly and inspection of liquid crystal on silicon devices Optics InfoBase Conference Papers,
    Doi: 10.1364/acp.2009.tuh6
  • 2000

  • Pivnenko, M., Fedoryako, A., Kaspar, M., Hamplova, V. and Pakhomov, S., 2000. Resonance mode and pretransitional fluctuations near the SmA-SmC* phase transition MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, v. 351
  • 1999

  • Pivnenko, M., Fedoryako, A., Kutulya, L. and Seminozhenko, V., 1999. Resonance phenomena in a ferroelectric liquid crystal near the phase transition SmA-SmC* MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY SECTION A-MOLECULAR CRYSTALS AND LIQUID CRYSTALS, v. 328
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