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born 1949


1973   BSc in Electrical Engineering, Technical University, Kiev
1974   MSc in Physics, JATE University
1975   PhD in Physics, JATE University


1988- Leader of the Research Group on Laser Physics of the Hungarian Academy of
1989- Professor, Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, JATE University
1989- Head of the Department of Optics and Quantum Electronics, JATE University

Scientific visits

1977-87  Visiting Scientist, Max Planck Institut, Gottingen, Germany, (6.5years),
                  Visiting Professor, University of California Irvin
1994-95  Visiting Professor, Rice University, Houston
1995         Visitng Professor, ETH, Zurich




· Member of  the Academia Europaea, London, UK (1993)
  Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, (1990)
  Board Member of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Divison of the European Physical
  Hungarian Physical Society
  SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
  European Physical Society
  IUPAP, Member of the Commission on Quantum Electronics



Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
Generation of ultra short pulses, measurement of femtosecond laser pulses, propagation of femtosecond lasers pulses in dispersive media, in optical systems, amplification of femtosecond pulses.

Medical Application of Lasers

Nondiffracting Laser Beams

Optical Lithography


1.    G. Szabó, A. Müller and Zs. Bor: A sensitive single shot method to determine duration and chirp of ultrashort pulses with a streak camera, Opt. Commun. 82 (1991) 56-62.
2.    H.M.Phillips, D.L. Callahan, R. Sauerbrey, G. Szabó and Zs. Bor: Sub-l00 nm lines produced by direct laser ablation in polyimide, Appl. Phys. Lett. 1 (1991) 23
3.    H.M. Phillips, D.L. Callahan, R. Sauerbrey, G. Szabó and Zs.Bor: Direct laser ablation of sub-100 nm line structures into polyimide, Appl. Phys. A54 (1992) 158-165.
4.    Zs. Bor and Z.L. Horváth: Distortion of femtosecond pulses in lenses. Wave optical description, Opt. Commun. 94 (1992) 249-258.
5.    Zs. Bor, B. Hopp, B. Rácz, G.Szabó, I. Ratkay, I. Süveges, Á. Füst and J. Mohay: Plume emission, shock wave and surface wave formation during excimer laser ablation of the cornea. Refractive and Corneal Surgery 9 (1993) 111-115.
6.    Z.L. Horváth and Zs. Bor: Focusing of femtosecond pulses having gaussian spatial distribution, Opt. Commun. 100 (1993) 6-12.
7.    G. Szabó and Zs. Bor: Frequency conversion of ultrashort pulses, Appl. Phys. B 58, (1994) 237-241.
8.    Z.L. Horváth, Zs. Bor: Behaviour of femtosecond pulses on the optical axis of a lens. Analytical description,  Opt. Commun. 108 (1994) 333-342.
9.    Z.L. Horváth, K. Osvay and Zs. Bor: Dispersed femtosecond pulses in the vicinity of focus,  Opt. Commun. 111 (1994) 478-482
10.    K. Osvay, G. Kurdi, J. Hebling, A.P. Kovács and Zs. Bor: Measurement of the group delay of laser mirrors by a Fabry-Perot  interferometer,  Optics Letters 20 (1995) 2339-2341.
11.    Zs. Bor, B. Rácz, G. Szabó, D. Xenakis, C. Kalpouzos, C. Fotakis: Femtosecond transient reflection from polymer surfaces during femtosecond UV photoablation, Appl. Phys. A 60, (1995) 365-368.
12.    T. Juhász, G.A. Kastis, C. Suarez, Zs. Bor, W.E. Bron: Time-resolved observations of shock waves and cavitation bubbles generated by femtosecond laser pulses in corneal tissue and water,  Laser in Surgery and Medicine  17 (1995)
13.    A.P. Kovács, K. Osvay, Zs. Bor and R. Szipőcs: Group-delay measurement on laser mirrors by spectrally resolved white-light interferometry,  Optics Letters 20 (1995) 788-790.
14.    M. Erdélyi, Zs. Bor, J.R. Cavallaro, G. Szabó, W.L. Wilson, C. Sengupta, M.C. Smayling and F.K. Tittel:  Enhanced Microlithography Using Combined Phase Shifting and Off-axis Illumination,  Jap. J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 34 (1995) pp. L 1629-L 1631
15.    Z.L. Horváth, J. Vinkó, Zs. Bor,  D. von der Linde: Acceleration of femtosecond pulses to superluminal velocities by Gouy  phase shift., Appl. Phys. B63, (1996) 481-484.
16.    B. Hopp, M. Csete, K. Révész, J. Vinkó and Zs. Bor: Formation of the surface structure of polyethylene-terephtalate (PET) due to ArF excimer laser ablation. Applied Surface Science, 96-98 (1996) 611-616.
17.    T. Juhász, G. Kastis, C. Suárez, L. Turi, Zs. Bor and W.E. Bron: Shock wave and cavitation bubble dynamics during photodisruption in ocular media and their dependence on the pulse duration. Laser in Surgery and Medicine 19 (1996) 2331.
18.    M. Erdélyi, Z.L. Horváth, G. Szabó, Zs. Bor, F. K. Tittel, J. R. Cavallaro and M.C. Smayling: Generation of diffraction-free beams for applications in optical micorlithography, J. Vac. Sci. and Techn. B15(2) (1997) 287-292.
19.    Z. L. Horváth, M. Erdélyi, G. Szabó, Zs. Bor, F.K. Tittel, J.R. Cavallaro: Generation of nearly nondiffracting Bessel beams with Fabry-Perot interferometer, J. of the Opt. Soc. of America A, 14(No. 11) (1997) 3009-3013
20.    B. Bónis, L. Kemény, A.Dobozy, Zs. Bor. G. Szabó and F. Ignácz: 308 nm UVB excimer laser for psoriasis. The Lancet, 350 (1997) 1522.
21.    Á. Mechler, P. Heszler, Z. Kántor, T. Szövényi and Zs. Bor: Diamond-like carbon layer formation on graphite by excimer laser irradiation. Appl. Phys. A 66 (1998) 659-661.
22.    M. Csete, Zs. Bor: Laser-induced periodic surface structure formation on polyethylene-terephthalate. Applied Surface Science, 133 (1998) 5-16.
23.    M. Erdélyi, Zs. Bor, W.L. Wilson, M.C. Smayling and F.K. Tittel: Simulation of coherent multiple imaging by means of pupil plane filtering in optical microlithography. JOSA A 16(8) (1999) 1909-1914.
24.    Á. Mechler, P. Heszler, Z. Kántor, T. Szörényi and Zs. Bor: Excimer laser irradiation induced formation of diamond-like carbon layer on graphite. Applied Surface Science 138-139 (1999) 174-178.
25.    Zs. Tóth, B. Hopp, T. Smausz, Z. Kántor, F. Ignácz, T. Szörényi, and Zs. Bor: Excimer laser ablation of molten metals as followed by ultrafast photography, Appl. Surf. Sci., 138-139  (1999) 130-134.

26.    M. Erdélyi, Zs. Bor, W.L. Wilson, M.C. Smayling and F.K. Tittel: Enhanced optical microlithography with a Fabry-Perot-based spatial filtering technique Applied Optics 39(7) (2000) 1121-1129.

27.    C.K. Van Peski, R. Morton and Zs. Bor: Behavior of fused silica irradiatted by low level 193 nm excimer laser for tens of billions of pulses. Journal of Non-crystalline Solids 265 (2000) 285-289.

28.    J. A. Fülöp, A.P. Kovács, Zs. Bor: Broadband dispersion-compensated two-pass second harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses. Optics Communications 188 (2001) 365-370.

29.     L. Kemény, B. Bónis, A. Dobozy, Zs. Bor, G. Szabó and F. Ignácz: 308-nm excimer laser therapy for psoriasis. Arch. Dermatol. 137 (2001) 95-96.

30.    Z.L. Horváth and Zs. Bor: Diffraction of short pulses with boundary diffraction wave theory. Physical Review E, 63 (2001) 26601-26611.

31.     I. Ratkay, B. Hopp, Zs. Bor, L. Dux, D.L. Becker and T. Krenács: Regeneration of rabbit cornea following excimer laser photorefractive keratectomy: a study on gap junciton, eiithelial juncitons and epidermal growth factor receptor expression in correlation with cell proliferation. Exp. Eye Res. 73 (2001) 291-302.

32.    B. Hopp, T. Smausz, A. Rácz and Zs. Bor: Excimer laser destruction of micrometer size particles in a gas volume. Journal of Applied Physics 89(2)  (2001) 1493-1496.

33.    M. Csete, O. Marti and Zs. Bor: Laser-induced periodic surface structures on different-poly-carbonate films. Appl. Phys. A. Mater. 73(4) (2001) 521-526.

34.    E. Baltas, P. Nagy, B. Bonis, Z. Novak, F. Ignacz, G. Szabo, Zs. Bor, A. Dobozy and L. Kemeny: Repigmentation of localized vitiligo with the xenon chloride. Britisch Journal of Dermatology 144(6) (2001) 1266-1267.

35.     C.K. Van Peski, Zs. Bor, T. Embree and R. Morton: Behavior of fused silica irradiated by low level 193 nm excimer laser for tens of billions of pulses. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of Spie - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.4347, 2001, pp.177-86. USA.

36.    R. Morton, T. Embree, Zs. Bor and C. Van Peski: Optical damage testing of materials for use in 157 nm photolithographic systems. SPIE-Int. Soc. Opt. Eng. Proceedings of Spie - the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.4346, pt.1-2, 2001, pp.1145-57. USA.

37.    Z. Bozóki, A. Mohácsi, G. Szabó, Zs. Bor, M. Erdélyi, Weidong Chen, F.K. Tittel: Near-infrared diode laser based spectroscopic detection of ammonia: a comparative study of photoacoustic and direct optical absorption methods. [Journal Paper] Applied Spectroscopy, vol.56, no.6, June 2002, pp.715-19. Publisher: Soc. Appl. Spectrosc, USA.

38.    R. Morton, T. Embree, Zs. Bor  and C. Van Peski C: Testing optical damage for 157 nm lithography.  Semiconductor International, vol.25, no.2, Feb. 2002, pp.57-60. Publisher: Cahners Publishing, USA.

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