Alexei Sokolov
College Station TAMU

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Alexei Sokolov

Faculty: Professor


MPHY 543 (main office)

CHEN 416 (aux. location)


Dr. Sokolov's overall expertise is in the field of laser physics, nonlinear optics, ultrafast science and spectroscopy. His research interests center around applications of molecular coherence to quantum optics, ultrafast laser science and technology, including generation of sub-cycle optical pulses with prescribed temporal shape and studies of ultrafast atomic, molecular, and nuclear processes, as well as applications of quantum coherence in biological and defense-oriented areas.

Selected Publications

Jizhou Wang, Kai Wang, Yujie Shen, Zehua Han, Fu Li, Zhe He, Da wei Wang, Alexei V. Sokolov, and Marlan O. Scully. “Femtosecond Time-Resolved Infrared-Resonant Third-Order Sum-Frequency Spectroscopy.” ACS Photonics, 01940, Feb 2021. (selected for supplementary Journal Cover).

Navid Rajil, et al. “A fiber optic--nanophotonic approach to the detection of antibodies and viral particles of COVID-19.” Nanophotonics, 10(1), 235--246, Sep 2020.

Volker Deckert, Tanja Deckert-Gaudig, Dana Cialla-May, J├╝rgen Popp, Roland Zell, Stefanie Deinhard-Emmer, Alexei V. Sokolov, Zhenhuan Yi, and Marlan O. Scully. “Laser spectroscopic technique for direct identification of a single virus I: FASTER CARS.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117(45), 27820--27824, Oct 2020.

Mariia Shutova, Alexander M. Sinyukov, Blake Birmingham, Zhenrong Zhang, and Alexei V. Sokolov. “Adaptive optics approach to surface-enhanced Raman scattering.” Optics Letters, 45(13), 3709, Jun 2020.

Aysan Bahari, Alexandra A. Zhdanova, Mariia Shutova, and Alexei V. Sokolov. “Synthesis of ultrafast waveforms using coherent Raman sidebands.” Phys. Rev. A, 102(1), 013520, Jul 2020.

Zhe He, Weiwei Qiu, Megan E. Kizer, Jizhou Wang, Wencong Chen, Alexei V. Sokolov, Xing Wang, Jonathan Hu, and Marlan O. Scully. “Resolving the Sequence of RNA Strands by Tip-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy.” ACS Photonics, 01486, Dec 2020. (selected for supplementary Journal Cover).

Mariia Shutova, Anton D. Shutov, Alexandra A. Zhdanova, Jonathan V. Thompson, and Alexei V. Sokolov. “Coherent Raman Generation Controlled by Wavefront Shaping.” Scientific Reports, 9, 1565, Feb 2019.

Matthews M. Springer, Benjamin D. Strycker, Kai Wang, Alexei V. Sokolov, and Marlan O. Scully. “Femtosecond Laser Filaments for Use in Sub-Diffraction-Limited Imaging and Remote Sensing.” Journal of Visualized Experiments, 146, e58207, Apr 2019.

Zhe He, Zehua Han, Megan Kizer, Robert J. Linhardt, Xing Wang, Alexander M. Sinyukov, Jizhou Wang, Volker Deckert, Alexei V. Sokolov, Jonathan Hu, and Marlan O. Scully. “Tip-Enhanced Raman Imaging of Single-Stranded DNA with Single Base Resolution.” Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(2), 753--757, 2019.

Awards & Recognition

  • JoAnn Treat Research Excellence Award (2011)
  • Elected Fellow (2009)
  • Robert S. Hyer Award (2007)
  • Montague Scholarship from Center for Teaching Excellence (2005)
  • Adolph Lomb Medal (2003)