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Dr. Alexei Sokolov
TAMU College Station
Faculty: Professor

Alexei Sokolov


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

Anatoly Svidzinsky, Girish Agarwal, Anton Classen, Alexei V. Sokolov, Aleksei Zheltikov, M. Suhail Zubairy, and Marlan O. Scully. “Enhancing stimulated Raman excitation and two-photon absorption using entangled states of light.” Physical Review Research, 3(4), Oct 2021.

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, Feb 2021. (selected for supplementary Journal Cover).

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).

Volker Deckert, Zhenhuan Yi, Alexei V. Sokolov, and Marlan O. Scully. “Plasmonic Tip Detects Viruses’ Raman Signal.” Biophotonics, Sep/Oct, 2021. (Editorial spotlight, Cover article, Featured at

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, Jürgen 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.

Mariia Shutova, Anton D. Shutov, and Alexei V. Sokolov. “Spectroscopic sensing enhanced by quantum molecular coherence and by plasmonic nanoantennas.” In Advanced Quantum and Optoelectronic Applications, volume 11296, page 4. SPIE, Feb 2020.

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.

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)

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