MBI Staff Member – Personal info


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. Two-octave supercontinuum generation in a water-filled photonic crystal fiber

    J. Bethge, A. Husakou, F. Mitschke, F. Noack, U. Griebner, G. Steinmeyer, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 18 (2010) 6230-6240
  2. Generation of high-power visible and UV/VUV supercontinua and self-compressed single-cycle pulses in metal-dielectric hollow waveguides

    J. Herrmann, A. Husakou

    Ultrafast Phenomena XVI Springer (2009) 831-833
  3. Soliton-effect pulse compression in the single-cycle region in broadband dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides

    A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 17 (2009) 17636-17644
  4. Supercontinuum generation in aqueous colloids containing silver nanoparticles

    R. Driben, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Letters 34 (2009) 2132-2134
  5. Low-threshold supercontinuum generation in glasses doped with silver nanoparticles

    R. Driben, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 17 (2009) 17989-17995
  6. Guiding properties and dispersion control of kagome lattice hollow-core photonic crystal fibers

    S. J. Im, A. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 17 (2009) 13050-13058
  7. High-power high-coherence supercontinuum generation in dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides

    A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 17 (2009) 12481-12492
  8. Chirped multilayer hollow waveguides with broadband transmission

    A. V. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 17 (2009) 3025-3035
  9. Dispersion control in ultrabroadband dielectric-coated metallic hollow waveguides

    A. Husakou, J. Herrmann

    Optics Express 16 (2008) 3834-3843
  10. Designing laser-induced refractive index changes in "thermal" glasses

    R. Stoian, A. Mermillod-Blondin, C. Mauclair, N. Huot, E. Audouard, I. M. Burakov, N. M. Bulgakova, A. Rosenfeld, A. Husakou, I. V. Hertel

    SPIE Proceedings Series 7005 (2008) 700518/1-4