MBI-Mitarbeiter - Persönliche Daten

Research

1. Nonlinear optics in fibers and waveguides

This area of research includes ultrafast nonlinear processes such as supercontinuum generation, pulse guiding, generation of new frequencies, strong-field fiber optics including plasma generation, pulse compression etc. I develop and implement numerical methods and implement them for studies of various physical processes, ranging from discrete spatial diffraction through Kerr and Raman effects to photoionization.

Mechanism of line narrowing in continuous-wave-pumped fiber filled with Raman-active gas. Forward- and backward- propagating Stokes waves create a standing wave and a periodic lattice of population difference, which results in an array of deep subwavelength potential traps.

2. Linear and nonlinear nanooptics

Various nanometer-scaled systems are studied numerically, including metal-nanoparticle composites, photonic crystals, nanostructures, and rough surfaces. The considered optical processes include high harmonic generation, enhancement of nonlinearity, bistable optical behaviour, and focusing below the diffraction limit.

Bistable optical transmission in a planar nonlinear metal-dielectric array. A metal-like state B reflects incoming light; a dielectric-like state transmits light and has positive dielectric function due to nonlinearity.

3. Strong-field optics, high harmonic generation and material modification

Various phenomena occuring under the influence of photoionization are considered by the numerical methods are treated by home-made numerical algorithms developed to adress the corresponding problem. The investigated systems include high harmonic generation in gases, formation of overcritical plasma caused by light, nanoparticle-enhanced HHG and so on.

Dynamics of high-intensity, tightly focused light propagating through fused silica. The formation of overctirital plasma in the focal region introduces backreflection and strong perturbation to the field.

Curriculum vitae

11/2002 - present: Scientist, Max Born Institute

11/2002: PhD Thesis, FU Berlin, "Nonlinear phenomena of ultrabroadband radiation in photonic crystal fibers and hollow waveguides"

09/1999 - 11/2002: PhD student, Max Born Institute/FU Berlin, supervisor: Dr. J. Herrmann

Diploma work, "Linear and nonlinear properties of carbon nanotubes", Belarus State University, supervisor: G. Y. Sleyan

09/1994 - 07/1999: University diploma, physics, Belarus state university

MBI Publikationen

  1. Subdiffraction focusing of scanning beams by a negative-refraction layer combined with a nonlinear layer

    A. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 14 (2006) 11194-11203
  2. Transient response of dielectric materials exposed to ultrafast laser radiation

    S. W. Winkler, I. M. Burakov, R. Stoian, N. M. Bulgakowa, A. Husakou, A. Mermillod-Blondin, A. Rosenfeld, D. Ashkenasi, I. V. Hertel

    Applied Physics A - Materials Science & Processing 84 (2006) 413-422
  3. Supercontinuum generation in a two-dimensional photonic kagome crystal

    P. Glas, D. Fischer, G. Steinmeyer, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann, R. Iliew, N.B. Skibina, V.I. Beloglasov, Y.S. Skibina

    Applied Physics B 81 (2005) 209-217
  4. Superfocusing of light below the diffraction limit by photonic crystals with negative refraction

    A. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 12 (2004) 6491-6497
  5. Characterization of a nonlinear filter for the front-end of high contrast double-CPA Ti:sapphire laser

    M. P. Kalashnikov, E. Risse, H. Schönnagel, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann, W. Sandner

    Optics Express 12 (2004) 5088-5097
  6. Nonlinear phenomena of ultra-broadband radiation in photonic crystal fibers and hollow waveguides

    A. Husakou, V. P. Kalosha, J. Herrmann

    Optical Solitons. Theoretical and Experimental Challenges Springer-Verlag (2003) 299-325
  7. Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers made from highly nonlinear glasses

    A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Applied Physics B 77 (2003) 227-234
  8. Frequency comb generation by Four-wave mixing in photonic crystal fibers

    A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Applied Physics Letters 83 (2003) 3867-3869
  9. Erzeugung optischer Sub-Perioden-Pulse und ihre Wechselwirkung mit Materiesystemen

    A. Husakou

    Dissertation Freie Universität (2002)
  10. Supercontinuum generation, four-wave mixing and fission of higher-order solitons in photonic crystal fibers

    A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Journal of the Optical Society of America B 19 (2002) 2171-2181