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Alexey Akimov

Faculty: Assistant Professor

MPHY 443 (main office)

MPHY B20 (aux. location)


Alexey received his BS, MS, and PhD 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 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

V. V. Tsyganok, D. A. Pershin, E. T. Davletov, V. A. Khlebnikov, and A. V. Akimov. “Scalar, tensor, and vector polarizability of Tm atoms in a 532-nm dipole trap.” Phys. Rev. A, 100(4), 042502, Oct 2019.

V. A. Khlebnikov, D. A. Pershin, V. V. Tsyganok, E. T. Davletov, I. S. Cojocaru, E. S. Fedorova, A. A. Buchachenko, and A. V. Akimov. “Random to Chaotic Statistic Transformation in Low-Field Fano-Feshbach Resonances of Cold Thulium Atoms.” Phys. Rev. Lett., 123(21), 213402, Nov 2019.

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.

Stepan V. Bolshedvorskii, Anton I. Zeleneev, Vadim V. Vorobyov, Vladimir V. Soshenko, Olga R. Rubinas, Leonid A. Zhulikov, Pavel A. Pivovarov, Vadim N. Sorokin, Andrey N. Smolyaninov, Liudmila F. Kulikova, Anastasiia S. Garanina, Sergey G. Lyapin, Viatcheslav N. Agafonov, Rustem E. Uzbekov, Valery A. Davydov, and Alexey V. Akimov. “Single Silicon Vacancy Centers in 10 nm Diamonds for Quantum Information Applications.” ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2(8), 4765--4772, Jul 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.

O R Rubinas, V V Vorobyov, V V Soshenko, S V Bolshedvorskii, V N Sorokin, A N Smolyaninov, V G Vins, A P Yelisseyev, and A V Akimov. “Spin properties of NV centers in high-pressure, high-temperature grown diamond.” Journal of Physics Communications, 2(11), 115003, 2018.

S. Bogdanov, M. Y. Shalaginov, A. Akimov, A. S. Lagutchev, P. Kapitanova, J. Liu, D. Woods, M. Ferrera, P. Belov, J. Irudayaraj, A. Boltasseva, and V. M. Shalaev. “Electron spin contrast of Purcell-enhanced nitrogen-vacancy ensembles in nanodiamonds.” Phys. Rev. B, 96(3), 035146, Jul 2017.