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Faculty: Associate Professor

Alexey Akimov

MPHY 443 (main office)

MPHY B20 (aux. location)


Alexey received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from Moscow Institute for Physics and Technology in 1998, 2000, and 2003, respectively. In 1997 he started working in the laboratory for active media at the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His research was focused on the narrow optical resonances in hot and laser-cooled atoms and their applications to metrology. In 2006-2012 he was a visiting scholar in Misha Lukin's group in the Physics Department of Harvard University, where he worked on a number of research projects related to surface plasmons, quantum dots, and NV centers in diamond. The main focus of this activity was light-spin interfaces and solid-state nanophotonics. In 2010-2012 he was the acting director of the Russian Quantum Center (RQC) at Skolkovo. He then assumed a Principal Investigator position at the RQC and conducted research in the fields of cold atoms and solid-state spin systems. In October 2015 he joined the Physics Department of Texas A&M University as an Assistant Professor.

Selected Publications

Galan Moody, et al. “Roadmap on integrated quantum photonics.” Journal of Physics: Photonics, 4, 012501, Aug 2022.

Tian Qiao, Xiaohan Liu, Daniel Rossi, Mohit Khurana, Yulin Lin, Jianguo Wen, Jinwoo Cheon, Alexey V. Akimov, and Dong Hee Son. “Magnetic Effect of Dopants on Bright and Dark Excitons in Strongly Confined Mn-Doped CsPbI3 Quantum Dots.” Nano Letters, 21(22), 9543--9550, Nov 2021.

Abdulrahman Alajlan, Mohit Khurana, Xiaohan Liu, Ivan Cojocaru, and Alexey V. Akimov. “Free-standing silicon nitride nanobeams with an efficient fiber-chip interface for cavity QED.” Optical Materials Express, 10(12), 3192, Nov 2020.

Daniel Rossi, Tian Qiao, Xiaohan Liu, Mohit Khurana, Alexey V. Akimov, Jinwoo Cheon, and Dong Hee Son. “Size-dependent dark exciton properties in cesium lead halide perovskite quantum dots.” The Journal of Chemical Physics, 153(18), 184703, Nov 2020.

Daniel Rossi, Xiaohan Liu, Yangjin Lee, Mohit Khurana, Joseph Puthenpurayil, Kwanpyo Kim, Alexey V. Akimov, Jinwoo Cheon, and Dong Hee Son. “Intense Dark Exciton Emission from Strongly Quantum-Confined CsPbBr3 Nanocrystals.” Nano Letters, 20(10), 7321--7326, Aug 2020.

Sean M. Blakley, Christapher Vincent, Ilya V. Fedotov, Xinghua Liu, Kyle Sower, Dawson Nodurft, Jiru Liu, Xiaohan Liu, Viatcheslav N. Agafonov, Valery A. Davydov, Alexey V. Akimov, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov. “Photonic-Crystal-Fiber Quantum Probes for High-Resolution Thermal Imaging.” Phys. Rev. Applied, 13(4), 044048, Apr 2020.

Sean Blakley, Xiaohan Liu, Ilya Fedotov, Ivan Cojocaru, Christapher Vincent, Masfer Alkahtani, Joe Becker, Michael Kieschnick, Tobias Lühman, Jan Meijer, Philip Hemmer, Alexey Akimov, Marlan Scully, and Aleksei Zheltikov. “Fiber-Optic Quantum Thermometry with Germanium-Vacancy Centers in Diamond.” ACS Photonics, 6(7), 1690--1693, May 2019.

Abdulrahman Alajlan, Ivan Cojocaru, and Alexey V. Akimov. “Compact design of a gallium phosphide nanobeam cavity for coupling to diamond germanium-vacancy centers.” Optical Materials Express, 9(4), 1678, Mar 2019.

Masfer Alkahtani, Ivan Cojocaru, Xiaohan Liu, Tobias Herzig, Jan Meijer, Johannes Küpper, Tobias Lühmann, Alexey V. Akimov, and Philip R. Hemmer. “Tin-vacancy in diamonds for luminescent thermometry.” Applied Physics Letters, 112(24), 241902, Jun 2018.

Jing-Wei Fan, Ivan Cojocaru, Joe Becker, Ilya V. Fedotov, Masfer Hassan A. Alkahtani, Abdulrahman Alajlan, Sean Blakley, Mohammadreza Rezaee, Anna Lyamkina, Yuri N. Palyanov, Yuri M. Borzdov, Ya-Ping Yang, Aleksei Zheltikov, Philip Hemmer, and Alexey V. Akimov. “Germanium-Vacancy Color Center in Diamond as a Temperature Sensor.” ACS Photonics, 5(3), 765--770, Jan 2018.

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