I have research interests in solid materials for quantum optics, especially "dark resonance" excitation, materials and techniques for resonant nonlinear optics, phase-conjugate-based turbulence aberration and compensation, spectral hole burning materials and techniques for ultra-dense memories and high temperature operation, quantum computing in solid materials, quantum communication and teleportation in trapped atoms, holographic optical memory materials, smart pixels devices, optical correlators, photorefractive applications, atomic clocks, and laser trapping and cooling.

selected publications
Academic Articles163
  • Altangerel, N., Ashley, C., Hemmer, P. R., Kraemer, D., Scully, M. O., Walker, J. W., & Quadros, D. G. (2021). Raman spectroscopy of fresh feces is a practical tool for identifying animal species and estimating diet characteristics. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 281, 115081-115081.
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  • Alkahtani, M., Almuqhim, A. A., Qasem, H., Alsofyani, N., Alfahd, A., Alenzi, S. M., ... Hemmer, P. R. (2021). Lithium-Based Upconversion Nanoparticles for High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells. Nanomaterials. 11(11), 2909-2909.
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  • Alkahtani, M., Alsofyani, N., Alfahd, A., Almuqhim, A. A., Almughem, F. A., Alshehri, A. A., Qasem, H., & Hemmer, P. R. (2021). Engineering Red-Enhanced and Biocompatible Upconversion Nanoparticles.. Nanomaterials (Basel). 11(2), 284-284.
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  • Zharkov, D. K., Shmelev, A. G., Leontyev, A. V., Nikiforov, V. G., Lobkov, V. S., Alkahtani, M. H., Hemmer, P. R., & Samartsev, V. V. (2020). Light converting Yb3+/Er3+ doped YVO4 nanoparticles for biological applications. Laser Physics Letters. 17(7), 075901-075901.
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  • Dai, W., Alkahtani, M., Hemmer, P. R., & Liang, H. (2019). Drag-reduction of 3D printed shark-skin-like surfaces. Friction. 7(6), 603-612.
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  • Acosta, V. M., Budker, D., Hemmer, P. R., Maze, J. R., & Walsworth, R. L. (2009). Optical magnetometry with nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. Budker, D., & Jackson Kimball, D. F. (Eds.), Optical Magnetometry. 142-166. Cambridge University Press.
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Conference Papers84
  • Zharkov, D. K., Shmelev, A. G., Leontyev, A. V., Nikiforov, V. G., Lyadov, N. M., Lobkov, V. S., ... Hemmer, P. R. (2019). Luminescence properties of YVO4:Yb,Er nanoparticles dispersed in water. Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 1283(1), 012015-012015.
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  • Keppler, M. A., Tovar, C., Al Ghannam, F. S., Hemmer, P. R., & Yakovlev, V. V. (2019). Widefield relaxometry with phosphorus doped NV sensor. Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVI, Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials XVI. 10907, 109070a-109070a-8.
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  • Coker, Z., Yakovlev, V., Marble, K., Alkahtani, M., & Hemmer, P. (2018). Developing upconversion nanoparticle-based smart substrates for remote temperature sensing. Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing XVIII: Toward Point-of-Care Diagnostics. 10501, 105011l.
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  • Altangerel, N., Ariunbold, G. O., Gorman, C., Bohlmeyer, D., Yuan, J., Hemmer, P., Scully, M. O., & IEEE. (2016). Early, in vivo, Detection of Abiotic Plant Stress Responses via Raman Spectroscopy. 2016 CONFERENCE ON LASERS AND ELECTRO-OPTICS (CLEO).
  • Gyongyosi, L., & Imre, S. (2016). Adaptive Gaussian quadrature detection for continuous-variable quantum key distribution. SPIE Proceedings, SPIE OPTO. 9762, 97620e-97620e-15.
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in the news
  • Hemmer, P., Zapata, T., Struzhkin, V., & Fei, Y. (2021). Engineered fluorescent nanodiamond.
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  • Babinec, T., Hausmann, B., Khan, M., Zhang, Y., Hemmer, P., & Loncar, M. (2013). Diamond nanowires.
chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Electrical Engineering; 3128 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3128