Anatoly Efimov

Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Science Thrust: Nanoscale Electronics & Mechanics

Phone: 505-667-5506
Fax: 425-963-2699

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


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Education and Training

Undergraduate: University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Physics, BS, 1993
Graduate: University of Florida Physics, PhD, 2000


Linear and nonlinear optics on the nanoscale, near metallic and semiconductor nanostructures, broadband/ultrafast nanoplasmonics, spatio-temporal control of localized electromagnetic fields, dynamics of ultrashort pulses in dielectric and metallic waveguides, optical soltons and their interaction in waveguides, photonic crystals and photonic crystal fibers, time-spectrally-resolved visualzation of optical pulses in waveguides, visible and infrared supercontinuum generation, measurement and application, nonlinear optics in the infrared, quantum coherent control with adaptive feedback and pulse shaping

Selected Publications

  • Z. Chen, A. J. Taylor, A. Efimov “Coherent mid-infrared broadband continuum generation in non-uniform ZBLAN fiber taper” Opt. Express 17, 5852 (2009).
  • A. Efimov, “Fundamental nonlinear-optical interactions in photonic fibers: time-spectral visualization,” Laser Physics, 18, 667 (2008).
  • A. Efimov and A. J. Taylor, “Supercontinuum generation and soliton timing jitter in SF6 soft glass photonic crystal fibers, ” Opt. Express 16, 5942 (2008).
  • A. Efimov, A. Yulin, D. Skryabin, J. C. Knight, N. Joly, F. Omenetto, A. J. Taylor, P. Russell, “Interaction of an optical soliton with a dispersive wave,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213902 (2005).
  • Anatoly Efimov, A. J. Taylor, F. G. Omenetto, Evgeny Vanin, “Adaptive control of femtosecond soliton self-frequency shift in fibers,” Opt. Lett. 29, 271 (2004).
  • W. H. Reeves, D. V. Skryabin, F. Biancalana, J. C. Knight, P. St. J. Russell, F. G. Omenetto, A. Efimov, A. J. Taylor, “Transformation and control of ultra-short pulses in dispersion-engineered photonic crystal fibers,” Nature 424, 511 (2003).

Selected User Projects

  • Optically Pumped Quantum Dot Fibre Laser, H. Yu, University of Sydney
  • Nanotechnology for the dispersion engineering in waveguide nonlinear devices, D. Kane, Southwest Sciences
  • Quantum Control of Energy Localization in Nanoparticulate Energetic Materials, D. Moore, Los Alamos National Laboratory