MBI Staff Member – Personal info

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 Publications

  1. Linking High-Harmonic Generation and strong-field Ionization in bulk crystals

    P. Jürgens, S. D. C. Roscam Abbing, M. Mero, C. L. Garcia, G. G. Brown, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin, P. Kraus, A. Husakou

    ACS Photonics 11 (2024) 247-256
  2. Tunable in situ near-UV pulses by transient plasmonic resonance in nanocomposites

    A. Husakou, I. Babushkin, O. Fedotova,, R. Rusetsky, T. Smirnova, O. Khasanov, A. Fedotov, U. Sapaev, T. Apostolova

    Optics Express 31 (2023) 37275-37283
  3. Metallic nanostructures as electronic billiards for nonlinear terahertz photonics

    I. Babushkin, L. Shi, A. Demircan, U. Morgner, J. Herrmann, A. Husakou

    Physical Review Research 5 (2023) 043151/1-14
  4. Ionization-induced susceptibility by nearly free electrons in gases influenced by the Coulomb potential

    F. R. Arteaga-Sierra, J. Herrmann, A. Husakou

    Physical Review A 108 (2023) 063510/1-7
  5. Simulation of spatiotemporal light dynamics based on the time-dependent Schrödinger Equation

    M. Richter, F. Morales, S. Patchkovskii, A. Husakou

    Optics Express 31 (2023) 39941-39952
  6. Unified model for a nonlinear pulse propagation in composites and optimization of THz generation

    A. Husakou, O. Fedotova, R. Rusetsky, O. Khasanov, T. Smirnova, A. Fedotov, T. Apostolova, I. Babushkin, U. Sapaev

    Physical Review A 108 (2023) 013506/1-8
  7. Characterization of laser-induced ionization dynamics in solid dielectrics

    P. Jürgens, B. Liewehr, B. Kruse, C. Peltz, T. Witting, A. Husakou, A. Rouzée, M. Y. Ivanov, T. Fennel, M. J. J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    ACS Photonics 9 (2022) 233–240
  8. Reconstruction of strong-field-driven carrier generation dynamics from injection harmonics in solid dielectrics

    P. Jürgens, B. Liewehr, B. Kruse, C. Peltz, T. Witting, A. Husakou, A. Rouzée, M. Y. Ivanov, T. Fennel, M. J.J. Vrakking, A. Mermillod-Blondin

    Ultrafast Phenomena 2022, Optica Publishing Group, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Tu4A. 14 (2022)
  9. Non-instantaneous third-order optical response of gases in low-frequency fields

    F. Morales, M. Richter, M. Y. Ivanov, A. Husakou

    Optics Express 30 (2022) 23579-23586
  10. All-optical attoclock for imaging tunnelling wavepackets

    I. Babushkin, Á. Jiménez-Galán, J. R. Cardoso de Andrade, A. Husakou, F. Morales, M. Kretschmar, T. Nagy, V. Vaičaitis, L. Shi, D. Zuber, L. Bergé, S. Skupin, I. A. Nikolaeva, N. A. Panov, D. E. Shipilo, O. G. Kosareva, A. N. Pfeiffer, A. Demircan, M. J. J. Vrakking, U. Morgner, M. Y. Ivanov

    Nature Physics online (2022)