Sokolov, Alexei individual record

Sokolov's research belongs to the broader field of atomic, molecular and optical physics. In particular, his work on molecular coherence, wherein an ensemble of molecules vibrate in unison, enabled remote detection of pathogens in real time. This achievement evolved from foundational work on maximal coherence preparation and usage, i. e. on tailoring light pulses to make a number of molecules vibrate in unison and then utilizing these coherent vibrations to control light. Sokolov's current 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, medical and industrial settings.

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Academic Articles126
  • Suckewer, S., Sokolov, A. V., & Scully, M. O. (2021). Compact X-ray laser amplifier in the “Water Window”. Spectrochimica Acta Part A Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy. 255, 119675-119675.
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  • Deckert, V., Deckert-Gaudig, T., Cialla-May, D., Popp, J., Zell, R., Deinhard-Emmer, S., ... Scully, M. O. (2020). Laser spectroscopic technique for direct identification of a single virus I: FASTER CARS. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 117(45), 27820-27824.
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  • Peng, T., Liu, X., Adams, L. G., Agarwal, G., Akey, B., Cirillo, J., ... Scully, M. (2020). Enhancing sensitivity of lateral flow assay with application to SARS-CoV-2.. Applied Physics Letters. 117(12), 120601-120601.
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  • Cao, T., Yan, J., Chen, Y. u., Huang, L. e., Guo, Z., Liu, S., ... Peng, J. (2020). Hybrid CARS spectroscopy based on a high-repetition-rate all-PM-fiber laser source. Applied Physics Letters. 117(8), 081103-081103.
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  • Wang, K., Wang, Y., Wang, J., Yi, Z., Kulatilaka, W. D., Sokolov, A. V., & Scully, M. O. (2020). Femtosecond pump-probe studies of atomic hydrogen superfluorescence in flames. Applied Physics Letters. 116(20), 201102-201102.
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  • Zhdanova, A. A., Zhi, M., & Sokolov, A. V. (2017). Coherent Raman Generation in Solid-State Materials Using Spatial and Temporal Laser Field Shaping. Frontiers and Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy. (pp. 395-420). Elsevier.
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  • Voronine, D. V., Sokolov, A. V., & Scully, M. O. (2017). Progress in FAST CARS Toward Quantum Biophotonics. Frontiers and Advances in Molecular Spectroscopy. (pp. 379-393). Elsevier.
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  • Voronine, D. V., Altangerel, N., Fry, E. S., Kocharovskaya, O., Sokolov, A. V., Yakovlev, V. V., Zheltikov, A., & Scully, M. O. (2016). The Dawn of Quantum Biophotonics. Optics in Our Time. (pp. 147-176). Springer International Publishing.
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  • Pestov, D., Sokolov, A. V., & Scully, M. O. (2009). Applications of Coherent Raman Spectroscopy: Bacterial Spore Detection via Optimized Pulse Configuration. Frontiers of Molecular Spectroscopy. (pp. 219-240). Elsevier.
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  • Burzo, A. M., & Sokolov, A. V. (2009). Broadband Modulation of Light by Coherent Molecular Oscillations. Frontiers of Molecular Spectroscopy. (pp. 347-366). Elsevier.
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Conference Papers63
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Texas A&M University; Physics And Astronomy; 4242 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4242