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Aleksei Zheltikov

Faculty: Professor


MPHY 542 (main office)

MPHY B30 (aux. location)


Aleksei Zheltikov received his PhD, as well as his Doctor of Science degree from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 1990 and 1999, respectively. He became a full professor at M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2000. Since 2010, he is a professor at Texas A&M University. He is also the head of Advanced Photonics international laboratory at the Russian Quantum Center since 2012 and the head of Neurophotonics Laboratory at Kurchatov Institute Russian Research Center since 2010. His research is focused on ultrafast nonlinear optics and biophotonics. Author of more than 600 publications in peer-reviewed journals. The winner of the Russian Federation State Prize for young researchers (1997), Lamb Award for achievements in quantum electronics (2010), Shuvalov Prize for research at Moscow State University (2001), and Kurchatov Prize for achievements in neurophotonics (2014).

Selected Publications

A. V. Mitrofanov, D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov, M. M. Nazarov, A. A. Voronin, M. V. Rozhko, A. D. Shutov, S. V. Ryabchuk, E. E. Serebryannikov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov. “Ultraviolet-to-millimeter-band supercontinua driven by ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses.” Optica, 7(1), 15, Jan 2020.

A. V. Mitrofanov, D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov, P. B. Glek, M. V. Rozhko, E. A. Stepanov, A. D. Shutov, S. V. Ryabchuk, A. A. Voronin, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov. “Chirp-controlled high-harmonic and attosecond-pulse generation via coherent-wake plasma emission driven by mid-infrared laser pulses.” Optics Letters, 45(3), 750, Jan 2020.

Sean Blakley, Xiaohan Liu, Ilya Fedotov, Ivan Cojocaru, Christapher Vincent, Masfer Alkahtani, Joe Becker, Michael Kieschnick, Tobias L├╝hman, 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.

Aleksei Zheltikov. “Laser-induced tunneling, the Kapitza effective potential, and the limits of perturbative nonlinear optics.” Optics Express, 27(6), 8246, Mar 2019.

Dmitry A. Sidorov-Biryukov, Aleksei M. Zheltikov, Aleksandr V. Mitrofanov, Evgeny A. Stepanov, Aleksandr A. Voronin, Mikhail V. Rozhko, Pavel B. Glek, Sergey V. Ryabchuk, Anton Shutov, and Andrei B. Fedotov. “High-Harmonic Probe for Relativistic Laser-Matter Interactions Driven by Ultrashort Pulses in the Mid-Infrared.” In 2019 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC). IEEE, Jun 2019.

M. S. Pochechuev, A. A. Lanin, I. V. Kelmanson, D. S. Bilan, D. A. Kotova, A. S. Chebotarev, V. Tarabykin, A. B. Fedotov, V. V. Belousov, and A. M. Zheltikov. “Stain-free subcellular-resolution astrocyte imaging using third-harmonic generation.” Optics Letters, 44(12), 3166, Jun 2019.

A. A. Voronin and A. M. Zheltikov. “Anomalous and near-zero group-velocity dispersion in the sub-THz and mm-band atmospheric windows.” Optics Letters, 44(12), 3170, Jun 2019.

I. V. Fedotov and A. M. Zheltikov. “Background-free two-photon fluorescence readout via a three-photon charge-state modulation of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond.” Optics Letters, 44(15), 3737, Jul 2019.

Aleksei Zheltikov. “Multioctave supercontinua and subcycle lightwave electronics [Invited].” Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 36(2), A168, Feb 2019.

A. A. Lanin, E. A. Stepanov, A. V. Mitrofanov, D. A. Sidorov-Biryukov, A. B. Fedotov, and A. M. Zheltikov. “High-order harmonic analysis of anisotropic petahertz photocurrents in solids.” Optics Letters, 44(8), 1888, Apr 2019.