Victor V. Kotlyar is a head of Laboratory at the Image Processing Systems Institute (Samara) of the Russian Academy of Sciences and professor of Computer Science Department at Samara State Aerospace University. He received his MS, PhD and DrSc degrees in physics and mathematics from Samara State University (1979), Saratov State University (1988) and Moscow Central Design Institute of Unique Instrumentation, the Russian Academy of Sciences (1992). He is co-author of 350 scientific papers, 10 books and 13 inventions. His current interests are diffractive optics, optical vortices and nanophotonics components