Alexey Kavokin

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Scientific interests
Theory of light-matter coupling in semiconductor hetersotructures: exciton-polaritons. Optics of quantum dots.Cavity quantum electrodynamics. Microcavities, theory of polariton lasers.Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity. Partially disordered semiconductor systems.Rayleigh scattering.Weak localization. Photonic crystals: negative refraction, Bloch oscillations of light. Magnetic polarons.Bi-polarons and collective magnetic polarons. Superconductivity.Concept of light-mediated superconductivity. Plasmons.Concept of Tamm surface plasmons. Recent works: Spinoptronics, exciton spin transport, quantized vortices, spin textures, spin switches, hybrid Fermi-Bose systems, unconventional superconductivity.
  1. K. Lagoudakis, T. Ostatnicky, A. V. Kavokin, Y. G. Rubo, R. Andre, and B. Deveaud-Pledran, Observation of Half-Quantum Vortices in an Exciton-Polariton Condensate, Science, 326, 974 (2009).
  2. S. Christopoulos, G. Baldassarri von Högersthal, A. J. Grundy, P. G. Lagoudakis, A. V. Kavokin, J. J. Baumberg, G. Christmann, R. Butté, E. Feltin, J.-F. Carlin, and N. Grandjean, Room-Temperature Polariton Lasing in Semiconductor Microcavities, Phys. Rev. Lett.98, 126405 (2007).
  3. C. Leyder, M. Romanelli, J. Ph. Karr, E. Giacobino, T.C. H. Liew, M. M. Glazov, A. V. Kavokin, G. Malpuech, A. Bramati, A., ObservationoftheopticalspinHalleffect, NaturePhysics 3, 628 (2007).
  4. A. Shelykh, Yuri G. Rubo, G. Malpuech, D. D. Solnyshkov, and A. Kavokin, Polarization and Propagation of Polariton Condensates, Phys. Rev. Lett.97, 066402 (2006).
  5. M. Richard, J. Kasprzak, R. Andre, R. Romestein, Le Si Dang, G. Malpuech, and A. V. Kavokin, Experimental evidence for non-equilibrium Bose condensation of exciton-polaritons, Phys. Rev. B, 72, 201301 (2005).
  6. Alexey Kavokin, Guillaume Malpuech, and Mikhail Glazov, Optical Spin Hall Effect, Phys. Rev. Lett.95, 136601 (2005).
  7. F. P. Laussy, G. Malpuech, A. Kavokin, and P. Bigenwald, Spontaneous Coherence Buildup in a Polariton Laser,Phys. Rev. Lett.93, 016402 (2004).
  8. T. V. Shubina,S. V. Ivanov,V. N. Jmerik, D. D. Solnyshkov,V. A. Vekshin, P. S. Kop’ev, A. Vasson, J. Leymarie, A. Kavokin, H. Amano, K. Shimono, A. Kasic and B. Monemar, Mie Resonances, Infrared Emission, and the Band Gap of InN, Phys. Rev. Lett.92, 117407 (2004).
  9. G. Malpuech, A. Kavokin, A. Di Carlo and J. J. Baumberg, Polariton lasing by exciton-electron scattering in semiconductor microcavities, Phys. Rev. B 65, 153310 (2002).
  10. B. Gil and A. V. Kavokin, Giant exciton-light coupling in ZnO quantum dots, Appl. Phys. Letters, 81, 748 (2002).
Saint Petersburg State University. Spin Optics Laboratory. Site support: Evgeniy Khramtsov. (Click here to show e-mail adress)