Imperial College London

ProfessorMikhailIvanov

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Chair-Theoretical Attosec Sci/Ultraf Quantum Coher
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 9719m.ivanov

 
 
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Location

 

Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

" ... The more delicate the details are by which we can follow nature on any path, the richer and more lasting will the gains be that we are able to draw from this perception." - Max Planck

Outline of the Research Program of M. Ivanov

Imaging and controlling dynamics of matter at the level of electrons, and understanding the role of quantum coherence in molecules and nanoscale assemblies are the themes that underlie general directions of my research program and its vector of interests, which points from gas-phase atoms and molecules (current to mid-term) to condensed matter systems (long-term).
My current research program is built around three inter-related directions:
I. Ultrafast dynamic imaging
II. Weak-field & strong-field control of quantum dynamics
III. Connections and applications
This research program is multi-disciplinary. It goes beyond strong-field and attosecond physics and coherent control, to the interface with quantum information, nonlinear optics, the development of novel light sources, laser machining, ultrafast physical chemistry, etc.

 

 

Invited Lectures and Presentations

 

2014

1. 'Surprising strong-field physics in laser filaments', colloquium, University of Hannover, April 2014

2. 'Dynamic Imaging: From High Harmonic Spectroscopy to X-ray diffraction', ATTO-FEL conference, London UK, June 30-July 2 2014 (invited talk)  

3. 'Surprising strong-field physics in laser filaments', colloquium, University of Rostok, July 2014

4. 'High Harmonic Generation in Bulk Dielectrics', Rehovot, Israel, December 2014 (invited talk)

2013

1. 'Lasing without inversion: unforeseen consequences of laser filamentation' (invited talk) ATTO conference, Paris, July 2013  

2. 'Strong-field dynamics in laser filaments: bound states of a free electron and lasing without inversion', FRISNO, Ein Gedi, Israel, February 2013  (invited talk)

3. 'Attosecond Larmor clock',  at ‘Interpretations of Attosecond Measurements" Department of Energy workshop, March 25 and 26, 2013, Washington D. C. (invited talk)

4. 'Lasing without inversion' during laser filamentation, Extreme Nonlinear Optics & Solitons , Berlin,  October, 2013 (invited talk) 

5. 'Imaging attosecond multi-electron dynamics', plenary talk, DPG Meeting March 2013

6. Lasing without inversion in the air, Atomic Physics conference, Dresden, Novem,ber 2013 (invited talk)

7.  'Lasing without inversion in the air', Gordon conference on Quantum control of light and matter, USA, August 2013 

8. Surprising strong-field physics in laser filamentation: Lasing without inversion and bound states of a free electron, ICONO LAT,  Moscow 2013, June 18-22 (invited talk)

9. 'High harmonic spectroscopy of core rearrangement: from laser-driven dynamics to frustrated Auger-type processes', LHYS 2013, Prague  (invited talk) July 2013

10. 'Surprising strong-field physics in laser filamentation: Lasing without inversion and bound states of a free electron', LHYS 2013, Prague   (invited talk) July 2013

11. 'Surprising strong-field physics in laser filamentation: Lasing without inversion and bound states of a free electron', XLIC general meeting and CORINF workshop, November 2013, Madrid   (invited talk) 

12. 'Extreme Nonlinear Optics at the Femtosecond to Attosecond Frontier', Technion,  Haifa November 2013 (invited colloquium)

2012

1. 'Time delays in ionization: real, imaginary, and imagined' (invited talk) DPG meeting, Berlin, March 2012

2. 'High Harmonic spectroscopy of attosecond electron dynamics', (invited tutorial), CLEO, San Jose, USA May 2012

3. 'High Harmonic spectroscopy of attosecond electron dynamics', (invited talk), DAMOP, Anaheim, USA, May 2012

4. 'Time delays in ionization: real, imaginary, and imagined', (colloquium) Humboldt University, Berlin, May 2012

5. 'From barge hauling to laser filamentation: bound states of a free electron',(invited talk) Novel ideas in optics workshop, Purdue university, West Lafayette, USA , May 2012

6. 'Time delays in ionization: real, imaginary, and imagined' (invited talk) WLMI, Porquerolles, France, June 2012

7. 'Time delays in ionization: real, imaginary, and imagined' (invited keynote lecture) EUROPHOTON conference, Stockholm, August 2012

8. 'From barge hauling to laser filamentation: bound states of a free electron', (invited talk), SILAP Conference, September 2012, China.

9. 'Higher order Kerr effects in laser filamentation' (invited talk), COFIL 2012, Arizona, US, October 2012

 

2011

1. 'Attosecond Dynamic Imaging: Basic Ideas, Results, and Hopes', CLEO Europe (invited tutorial talk), May  2011

2. 'Ionization dynamics in strong laser fields' (invited tutorial talk), ATTOFEL school, Crete, May 2011

3. 'Tunnel ionization of molecules revisited: successes and surprises', (invited), Attosecond science workshop, AMOLF, June 2011

4. 'Imaging molecules with strong laser fields' (invited, colloquium), Fritz Haber Institute, Berlin Germany, April 2011 

5. 'Watching ultrafast motion: High Harmonic spectroscopy of electron dynamics in molecules' (invited), HILAS, Istanbul, Turkey , February 2011

6. 'Tunnel ionization of small molecules revisited', (invited talk) Attosecond Science - Exploring and Controlling Matter on Its Natural Time Scale (05/09 - 05/27, 2011), KITP China, Beijing, May 2011 

2010

1. "The many faces of a two-level system", (invited lecture), University of Ottawa, Canada, February (2010)

2. "Filming a hole in a molecule" (invited, colloquium) National Research Council, Ottawa, Canada, February (2010)

3. Intense field physics, (3 invited lectures at a theory winter school), Haifa, Israel, February 2010

4. Approaches in quantum control - a course of 4 invited lectures at Vienna University of Technology, May 2010

2009

1. " Attosecond Dynamic Imaging", (invited blackboard seminar), Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (UCSB), USA, May 2009

2. " Attosecond measurements without attosecond pulses" (invited), Quantum Control of Light and Matter, KITP UCSB, USA, May 2009

3. "Quantum control in molecules" (invited, discussion leader) - Quantum Control Of Light & Matter August 2-7, 2009 Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

4. Attosecond spectroscopy of polyatomic molecules", (invited, colloquium) Humboldt University, Germany, November (2009)

5. "Filming a hole in a molecule", (invited, colloquium) University College London, UK, November (2009)

2008

1. " HHG spectroscopy of molecules: theoretical program at SIMS and Ottawa U", (invited), Wilhelm and Else Heraeus seminar, Obergurgl, Austria, 3-9 February 2008

2. "Is there attosecond chemistry?" (invited, discussion leader)- Multiphoton Gordon Conference, Tilton NH June 8-13, USA

3. High harmonic generation spectroscopy of polyatomic molecule", (invited) Gordon conference on Atomic & Molecular Interactions, July 6-11, 2008, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

4. "High harmonic polarization spectroscopy", "(invited) 17th international Laser Physics workshop, Trondheim, Norway, 29June -5 July 2008

2007

1‘Fighting decoherence in a thermally hot molecule'', PQE Conference, Snowbird, Utah, USA January 2007 USA (invited)

2. ‘Fighting decoherence in rotationally hot molecule'', International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, Minsk, May 2007 (invited)

3. "Attosecond Dynamics in H2" (invited) Attosecond science workshop, Dresden, August 2007

4. "Attosecond Dynamics in H2" (invited) Photons, Atoms and Qubits, London, September 2-6, 2007

5. Fighting decoherence in rotationally hot molecule'', Colloquium at Max Born Institute, Berlin, 2007 (invited)


2006

1. Time and space resolved imaging of strong field dynamics, Dynamic Imaging Workshop, Imperial College, London UK April 2006 (invited)

2. Strong-field imaging of atomic and molecular dynamics, AMOLF Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 2006 (invited)

3. Fighting decoherence in rotationally hot diatomic molecules, LPHYS-2006, Lausanne, Switzerland July 2006 (invited)

4 - 6. Three 1.5 hour lectures on Theory of Molecules in Strong Laser Fields at International Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Summerschool on Few-body dynamics in atomic and molecular systems, September 2006, Wittenberg, Germany

7. ‘Fighting decoherence in rotationally hot molecule''(invited), Vienna Technical University, Vienna, Austria, November 2006

8. ‘Fighting decoherence in rotationally hot molecule'', (invited) High-field and attosecond physics workshop, Ringberg castle, Germany, November 2006

9. ‘Fighting decoherence in rotationally hot molecule'', (invited) University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, December 2006


2005

1. Sub-femtosecond and sub-Angstrom imaging of atomic and molecular dynamics, High-Field Attosecond Science Conference, University of Innsbruck- Oberurgl, Austria, January 2005 (invited)

2. Imaging molecules with their own electrons, Advanced Laser Light Source Workshop, Val-Morin Quebec, February 2005 (invited)

3. Sub-femtosecond and sub-Angstrom imaging of atomic and molecular dynamics, max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg, Germany, March 2005 (invited)

4. Inverting Controlled Dynamics Data to Extract Fundamental Molecular Interactions- moderator and discussion leader,  Workshop on Advancing the Fundamentals of Controlling Quantum Systems, Princeton, March 2005 (invited)

5. Strong-field imaging of sub-femtosecond electronic and nuclear dynamics, CLEO-Europe, Munich Germany, June 2005 (invited)

6. Imaging molecules with attosecond electron pulses, LPHYS-2005, Kyoto, Japan July 2005 (invited)

7. Physical mechanisms of dielectric modification with few-cycle IR laser pulses, LPHYS-2005, Kyoto, Japan, July 2005 (invited)

8. Fighting decoherence in a thermally hot molecule, Ulm University, Physics Department, Germany, November 2005 (invited)

9. Opportunities for mid-IR sources in intense-field and attosecond physics, International conference on mid-IR coherent sources (MICS), Barcelona, Spain November 2005 (invited)

10. Sub-femtosecond and sub-Angstrom imaging of atomic and molecular dynamics, University of Wurzburg, Physics Department, November 2005 (invited)

11. Complete characterization of attosecond electron pulses, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Munich, Germany, November 2005 (invited)

12. Intense-field physics: from attosecond pulses to dynamic imaging, University of Ulm, Physics Department, November 2005 (invited)

13. Fighting decoherence in a thermally hot molecule, International workshop on coherent control, Ringberg Castle, Germany, December 2005 (invited)


2004

1. Attosecond measurements without attosecond pulses, University of Colorado Boulder and JILA, February 2004 (invited)

2. Molecular imaging with molecule''s own electrons, Vienna Technical University, March 2004 (invited)

3. Molecular imaging with sub-Angstrom and sub-fsec precision, ATTO network workshop, Munich, April 2004 (invited)

4. Imaging molecules with their own electrons, Imperial College, London, May 2004

5. Attosecond measurements without attosecond pulses: using correlation and entanglement, Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes, Tilton NH, June 2004 (invited)

6. Attosecond measurements without attosecond pulses: using correlation and entanglement, LPHYS-2004, Trieste, Italy, July 2004 (invited)

7. Coarse-grained control of molecular wavepackets, LPHYS-2004, Trieste, Italy, July 2004 (invited)

8. Sub-femtosecond and sub-Angstrom imaging of atomic and molecular dynamics, Colloquium at Ohio State University, November 2004 (invited)

2003

1. Molecules in Intense Laser Fields: From strong field control to sub-femtosecond measurements, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, January 2003 (invited)

2. Sub-femtosecond electron pulses and sub-femtosecond measurements with conventional laser pulses, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, February 2003 (invited)

3. Quantum computing approach to quantum control: finding an alphabet for the language of molecular dynamics, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, February 2003 (invited)

4. Quantum computing approach to quantum control: finding an alphabet for the language of molecular dynamics, University of Toronto, Canada, March 2003 (invited)

5. Quantum information approach to quantum control, Max -Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, April 2003 (invited)

6. Quantum information approach to quantum control, Imperial College, London UK, April 2003 (invited)

7. Quantum computing and quantum ontrol, Oxford University, Oxford UK, April 2003 (invited)

8. Optimal pulse compression to single-cycle regime, Photonics Research Ontario seminar, University of Toronto, Canada, April 2003 (invited)

9. Quantum information approach to quantum control, V-th Cross-border workshop, Waterloo, Ontario , Canada, May 2003 (invited)

10. Optimal pulse compression to single-cycle regime, Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of the American Physical Society, Boulder, Colorado, May 2003 (invited)

11. Marrying optimal control and nonlinear optics: pulse compression to a single-cycle regime, Ultrafast Optics, Vienna, June 2003

12.Marrying optimal control and nonlinear optics: pulse compression to single-cycle regime, Laser Physics-2003, Hamburg, Germany, August 2003 (invited)

13. Quantum information approach to quantum control: finding an alphabet for the language of molecular dynamics, Laser Physics-2003, Hamburg, Germany, August 2003 (invited)

14. Quantum control and quantum computing, Quantum Challenges workshop, Poland, September 2003 (invited)

15. From diatomics to dielectrics, from quantum control to laser machining, Purdue University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, September 2003 (invited)

16. Femtosecond and atto-second intense field dynamics in molecules, Ultrafast Diffraction Imaging workshop, Canada, October 2003 (invited)

17. Controlling quantum dynamics: from quantum information to chaos and scars, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, USA, October 2003, (invited)

18. A molecule without electrons: binding bare nuclei with intense laser fields, Super-Intense Laser-Atom Physics, November 2003, Texas, USA (invited)

19. Electron dynamics during intense-field ionization, Attosecond physics workshop, ITAMP Harvard, November 2003, USA (invited)

20. Controlling quantum dynamics: from quantum information to chaos and scars, Department of Physics, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA, December 2003 (invited)

21. Sub-femtosecond electron pulses and sub-femtosecond measurements with conventional laser pulses, Purdue University, Department of Physics, December 2003 (invited)


2002

1. Controlling Light to Control Molecules to Control Light, University of Waterloo, January 2002 (invited)

2. Controlling Light to Control Molecules to Control Light, Imperial College UK, February 2002 (invited)

3. Optimal Generation of single single-cycle pulses, University of Groningen, February 2002 (invited)

4. Optimal Generation of single single-cycle pulses, Wayne State University, April 2002 (invited)

5. Molecules in strong laser fields: size matters, University of Rochester, Chemistry department, May 2002 (invited)

6. Polyatomic molecules in strong laser fields, IV Cross-border workshop, Rochester, May 2002 (invited)

7. Molecules in strong laser fields: size matters, LPHYS-02, Bratislava, July 2002 (invited)

8. Optimal generation of tunable single-cycle pulses, LPHYS-02, Bratislava, July 2002 (invited)

9. Fundamentals of intense laser-molecule, laser-atom interactions, School on coherent control of atoms and molecules, Cargese, France, October 2002 (invited)

10. Theoretical approaches in intense laser physics, School on coherent control of atoms and molecules, Cargese, France, October 2002 (invited)

11. Attosecond electron pulses and their applications, School on coherent control of atoms and molecules, Cargese, France, October 2002 (invited)

12. Quantum logics inside a wavepacket, International Conference on Coherent Control in Atoms and Molecules, Montreal, Quebec, October 2002 (invited)

13. Optimal generation of tunable single-cycle pulses, OSA Annual meeting, Orlando Florida, October 2002 (invited)

2001

1. From Strong Field Molecular Optics to Generation of Subfemtosecond Pulses, ACS-2001 meeting, San Diego, CA, March 2001 (invited)

2. Towards optimal generation and delivery of 1 fs pulses in dispersive media, CLEO-IQEC 2001, Baltimore, May 2001 (invited)

3. Physics of correlated double ionization of atoms in intense laser fields: theory and experiment, DAMOP-2001, London Ontario, Canada, May 2001 (invited)

4. Optimal generation of dispersion pre-compensated 1fs pulses, 3rd Cross-Border Workshop, Toronto (2001) (invited)

5. Femtosecond lasers: a new toy for scientists, a new tool for engineers, Galazar networks, Ottawa, June 2001 (invited)

6. A theorist''s perspective on making single 1 fs pulses in the visible, 8-th Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics, Rochester, NY, June 2001 (invited)

7. Towards optimal generation and delivery of 1 fs pulses in dispersive media, ICONO-2001, Minsk, Belorussia, June 2001(invited)

8. Non-adiabatic tunneling and correlated double ionization, LPHYS-2001, Moscow, July 2001 (invited)

9. From strong-field molecular optics to optimal generation and delivery of 1 fs pulses in dispersive media, LPHYS-2001, Moscow, July 2001 (invited)

10. Generation of single dispersion-compensated 1-fs pulses by shaped-pulse optimized high-order stimulated Raman scattering, Ultrafast Optics-2001, Montebello, Canada, July 2001 (invited)

11. Optimal Generation of single 1-fs pulses, EURESCO Conference on Intense Laser-Matter Interaction, Spain, October 2001

12. Intense Laser Physics: Future Directions and Perspectives, Vienna Technical University, October 2001 (invited)

13. Fundamentals of Intense Laser-Atom Interaction (course of 6 x 2 hour lectures) Vienna Technical University, October-November 2001 (invited)

14. Controlling Light to Control Molecules to Control Light, Innsbruck University, October 2001 (invited)

15. Controlling Light to Control Molecules to Control Light , AMOLF-FOM, Amsterdam, October 2001(invited)

16. Controlling Light to Control Molecules to Control Light, Max-Born Institute Berlin, October 2001(invited)

17. Controlling Light to Control Molecules to Control Light, Physikalishe Intitut, Wurzburg University, November 2001 (invited)

18. Strong Fileds: A Personal Perspective, I-st Canadian Russian Photonics Workshop, Quebec, Canada, December 2001(invited)

2000

1. Physics of Multiphoton Double Ionization, Laser Science Workshop, Ann-Arbor, MI, May 2000,
(invited)

2. Strong Field Molecular Optics, Gordon Research Conference on Multiphoton Processes, Tilton,
NH, June 2000, (invited)

3. Strong Field Molecular Optics, LPHYS-2000, Bordeaux, France, July 2000 (invited)

4. Molecules in Strong Fields: From Alignment to Spinning and Beyond, Quantum Control Workshop, ITAMP-Harvard, August 2000 (invited)

5. Using Femtosecond Pulses to Study and Control Molecular Dynamics, CLEO-Europe, Nice, France, September 2000, (invited)

6. Physics of Multiphoton Double Ionization, SILAP-2000, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium, September 2000
(invited)

7. Intereference Stabilization in Atoms and Optical Centrifuge for Molecules, Quantum Optics and Control Workshop, Rochester, October 2000 (invited)

8. Molecules in Strong Fields: From Alignment to Spinning and Beyond, PACIFICHEM-2000, Hawaii,
December 2000 (invited)

1999

1. Optical Twister for Molecules, APS Centennial Meeting, Atlanta, March 1999

2. Intense field phenomena: beyond diatomic molecules, Laser Science Workshop, Ottawa, May 1999,
(invited)

3. Optical Twister for Molecules, CLEO/QELS -99, Baltimore, May 1999 (invited)

4. Optical Centrifuge, CAP Congress, Fredericton, May 1999 (invited)

5. Optical Centrifuge for Molecules, LPHYS-99, Budapest, Hungary, July 1999 (invited)

6. Femtosecond Lasers: a New Tool to Command the Quantum World, Physics Department, University of Waterloo, September 1999, (invited)

7. The Transition from Quasistatic to Multielectron Dynamics in Strong Field Ionization of Molecules,
ICOMP-99, Monterey CA October 1999

8. Optical Twister for Molecules, International Conference on Quantum Control and Quantum Information, Nof-Genossar, Israel, November 1999 (invited)

9. Femtosecond Lasers: a New Tool to Control Molecular Dynamics, Physics Department, University of Sherbrooke, December 1999 (invited)

1998

1. Physics with intense pulses: from atoms to molecules to quantum wells, University of Waterloo, Physics department, January, 1998 (i nvited)

2. Physics with strong laser fields: from atoms to quantum wells, University of Toronto, Physics department, March, 1998 (invited)

3. Coherent control of tunneling in multiple quantum wells, Workshop on coherent control, May 1998, University of Chicago, USA (invited)

4. Semiclassical approach to strong field dissociation of molecules, DAMOP annual meeting, May 1998, Santa Fe, USA

5. Optical Twister and Optical Centrifuge for Molecules, October 1998, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, USA (invited)


1997

1. Intense ultrashort pulses: new tool and new physics, IMS NRC, January 1997 (invited)

2. Quantum dynamics in intense laser fields, Queen''s University, Physics department, November 1997
(invited)

3. Selective strong field dissociation of triatomic molecules: a brute force approach, ITAMP workshop "Resonances and fragmentation of three-body systems", July 10-12, 1997

4. Strong field control in diatomic molecules and double quantum wells, joint OSA Annual meeting/ ILS-XIII October 12-17, 1997

5. Semiclassical dynamics of strongly driven systems, Joint DAMP/DOP meeting, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 1997


1996

1. Molecular dynamics in intense laser fields, University of Waterloo, Chemistry Department, Waterloo, Canada, February 1996 (invited)

2. Multielectron dissociative ionization of molecules in intense laser fields, CAP conference, Ottawa, Canada, June 1996 (invited)

3. Chemistry in Molecular Traps, QUELS-96, Anaheim, USA, June 1996

4. Explosive Ionization of Molecules in Intense Laser Fields, PITSA-5, Argonne, USA, October 1996 (invited)

5. Atoms, Molecules, and Quantum Wells: What one teaches us about the other, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, LEOS ''96, Boston, USA, November 1996 (invited)

6. Two and Three Hydrogen Atoms in Intense Laser Fields, Queen''s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, December 1996, (invited)

1995

1. New frontieres in molecular dynamics: Using Intense Laser Fields, Queen''s University, Kingston, Canada, February 1995 (invited)

2. Electron localization and explosive ionization of molecules in intense laser fields, at Workshop on the
Science and Technology of Ultrafast Intense Lasers, Quebec, Canada, March 1995 (invited).

3. The role of electron localization in intense field ionization of diatomic molecules, Division of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics of APS meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 1995.

4. Critical Distance for explosive ionization of diatomic molecules, at QUELS /IQEC-1995, Baltimore, USA, May 1995.

5. Intense-field control of high harmonic generation: en route to single subfemtosecond pulses, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, October 1995 (invited)

6. Molecular dynamics in intense laser fields, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, October 1995 (invited)

7. Intense field ionization and above-threshold dissociation of diatomic molecules, at IX International Symposium on "Ultrafast Processes in Spectroscopy", Trieste, Italy, October - November 1995, (invited) - not attended due to visa problems.

8. Generation of single sub-femtosecond pulses, at Lasers''95, Charlestone, SC, USA, December 1995 - not attended due to visa problems.

1994

1. Looking for chaos in multielectron atoms, Warsaw University, Poland, April 1994 (invited)

2. Coherent control of intense-field atomic processes, Institute of Physics, Warsaw, Poland, February, 1994 (invited)

3. From high harmonics to subfemtosecond pulses, at "Generation and Application of Ultrashort X-ray Pulses", Salamanca, Spain, March 1994 (invited).

4. From high harmonics to subfemtosecond pulses, at IQEC-94, Anaheim, USA, May 1994, (invited).

5. From high harmonics to controlling intense field atomic and molecular processes, Ontario Laser and Lightwave Research Center and the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, November, 1994 (invited)

6. Critical distance for explosive ionization of diatomic molecules, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, November, 1994 (invited)

1993

1. Symmetry breaking and coherent control of harmonics in an intense laser field, at "Super-Intense Laser-Atom Physics" NATO workshop, Han-sur-Lesse, Belgium, January 1993.

2. High harmonic emission in intense laser field: simple models, CEA, Saclay, France, January 1993 (invited).

3. Where does high harmonics cutoff come from? The quantum model and its classical counterpart, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, February 1993 (invited)

4. Ionization Suppression in intense laser lields: the role of Rydberg states, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, February 1993 (invited)

5. Collapse of symmetry in intense laser fields, Laval University, Quebec, Canada, February 1993.

6. Ionization suppression in intense laser fields, The University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, Michigan, USA, February 1993, (invited)

7. Collapse of symmetry in strong laser fields, The University of Michigan, Ann-Arbor, Michigan, USA, February 1993

8. Coherent control and collapse of symmetry in quantum systems, at "Short Wavelength V: Physics with Intense Laser Pulses", San-Diego, USA, March 1993.

9. The beauty of high harmonics, The University of Rochester, Rochester, USA, May 1993 (invited)

10. Ionization suppression in intense laser fields, at "11-th International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy", Hot Springs, USA, June 1993, (invited).

11. High harmonic generation in simple quantum systems, at "International Conference on Multiphoton
Processes -VI", Quebec, Canada, June 1993, (invited).

12. From high harmonics to strong-field control of quantum dynamics, at "International School on Quantum Optics -3", Szczyrk, Poland, September 1993 (invited).

1991

1. Stability of atoms in intense laser fields, Warsaw University, Poland, December 1991 (invited)

2. Interference stabilization of atoms in intense laser fields, Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC, Ottawa, Canada, July 1991 (invited).

3. Stabilization of a Rydberg atom in a strong laser pulse with smooth envelope, the University of Rochester, Rochester, USA, June 1991 (invited)

1990

1. Field-induced stabilization of atoms in intense laser fields, the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, November 1990 (invited)

2. Stability of a Rydberg atom in a strong laser field: theory and possible experiments, the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany, December 1990 (invited)

 

Other Significant Activities

COORDINATION OF MAJOR INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS:

Marie Curie Initial Training Network (final decision pending, evaluation score 91.4 out of 100) - 11 nodes from Germany, UK, Spain, Italy, France;
Organizer and coordinator, Special Research Opportunity Network (5 nodes in Canada, 11 nodes in Germany, Austria, UK, Bosnia and Russia), 2005-2008
Advisory Board and co-organizer, Canadian-Russian Photonics network, 2000-2002

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS:

Guest professor, 2010, Photonics Institute, Technical University Vienna
Visiting Professor, 2004, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
Guest professor, 2001, Photonics Institute, Technical University Vienna

APPOINTMENTS and PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Vice chair, Gordon conference on Quantum Control in 2011
Member, International Coordinating Board, Attoscience Workshop, KITPC-Beijing, 2011
Co-chair, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics Workshop on Coherent Control, 2009
Co-chair, Quantum Dynamic Imaging, CRM Montreal, October 2009
General co-chair, XI International conference on Multiphoton processes, 2008
Chair, Attosecond Seminar at the 6th Congress of the International Society for Theoretical Chemical Physics, Vancouver, Canada , July 2008
CLEO/QELS 2006 and 2007 High fields session review / organizing committee
Co-chair, X-th International Conference on Multiphoton Processes, 2005
Adjunct Professor, Physics Department, University of Waterloo (1998-present)
Adjunct Professor, Chemistry Department, Queen''s University (1996-97)
Editorial board of the Journal of Modern Optics (2003-present)
Editorial board of the journal Laser Physics Reviews (2004-present)
Editorial board of Physical Review A (1998-2001)
Editor, Special Issue "Attosecond Science", Journal of Modern Optics (2004-5)
Co-Founder, Cross-border workshop on laser physics (annual since 1999)
Organizing committees, IV-VI-th Cross-Border workshops, 2002-2004
Organizing committee, I-st Russian-Canadian Photonics workshop, 2001
Organizing committee, NRC-Wide Forum, 2000
Chair, Organizing committee, I-st Cross-Border Laser Science Workshop, Ottawa, 1999

 

Further Information

 

EDUCATION:

1987-1989 Ph.D., Physics - General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia

1981-1987 M. Sc. with distinction in Mathematical Physics - Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Mathematics, Moscow, Russia

AFFILIATION/ EMPLOYMENT:

2008-present
Professor and Chair in physics,
Department of Physics, Imperial College London, UK
2005-2008
Principal Research Officer & Head, Theory and Computation Group
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
2004-2005
Principal Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
1999-2004
Senior Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario
1996-1999
Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
1992-1996
Associate Research Officer, Femtosecond Science Group
Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences, NRC Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.
1993,11-1994,4 Senior Visiting Research Associate (on leave from NRC Canada) Center for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw, Poland
1995-96: NSERC Research Associate, SIMS NRC and Department of Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
1989-1992
Post-Doctoral Fellow (89-90), Staff scientist (90-92)
General Physics Institute, Moscow, Russia.
1987-1989
Teaching Assistant (1987-88), Lecturer (1989)
Physics Department, Moscow Likhachev Technical College,
Moscow, Russia.

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS:

Guest professor, 2010, Photonics Institute, Technical University Vienna
Visiting Professor, 2004, Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics, Garching, Germany
Guest professor, 2001, Photonics Institute, Technical University Vienna

AWARDS:

Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 2004
Rutherford medal - Physics of the Royal Society of Canada, 2003
SIMS NRC annual awards for scientific breakthrough, 2000, 2002, 2006

 

RESEARCH TRAINING

1996-2010 Supervisor / co-supervisor of 10 undergraduate students, 9 Ph.D students, 7 PDFs

 

TEACHING

2009-10 Imperial College, London: Intense Laser-Matter Interaction, Mathematical methods in quantum dynamics; Physics of Cold Collisions

2010 Vienna Technical University: Fundamentals of Quantum Control, Course for students at the Photonics Institute

2002-03 NRC, Femtosecond Program: Intense Laser-Matter Interaction, Fundamentals of Intense Laser Physics Courses for students of the femtosecond program

2002 Institute for scientific studies, Cargese: Fundamentals of Intense Laser Physics, crash-course for summer school participants

2001 Vienna Technical University: Fundamentals of Intense Laser Physics, Course for students/members of the Photonics Institute

2000 NRC, Femtosecond Program: Laser interaction with atoms and molecules, course for summer students

2000 Queen’s University, Department of Chemistry,Kingston, Canada. Advanced Quantum Mechanics.<Course for graduate students

1987-1989 Moscow Likhachev Technical College, Physics Department., Moscow, Russia.

Teaching Assistant (1987-89), Lecturer (1989)

First and second year: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, course projects, labs. Advanced physics courses for high-school students.

Publications

Journals

Bredtmann T, Chelkowski S, Bandrauk AD, et al., 2016, XUV lasing during strong-field-assisted transient absorption in molecules, Physical Review A, Vol:93, ISSN:2469-9926

Pisanty E, Ivanov M, 2016, Slalom in complex time: Emergence of low-energy structures in tunnel ionization via complex-time contours, Physical Review A, Vol:93, ISSN:2469-9926

Pisanty E, Ivanov M, 2016, Kinematic origin for near-zero energy structures in mid-IR strong field ionization, Journal of Physics B-atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:49, ISSN:0953-4075

Hawkins PG, Ivanov MY, Yakovlev VS, 2015, Effect of multiple conduction bands on high-harmonic emission from dielectrics, Physical Review A, Vol:91, ISSN:1050-2947

Kaushal J, Morales F, Torlina L, et al., 2015, Spin-orbit Larmor clock for ionization times in one-photon and strong-field regimes, Journal of Physics B-atomic Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol:48, ISSN:0953-4075

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