Spin-Optics Laboratory in St. Petersburg State University

Prof. Alexey Kavokin




Theory of light-matter coupling in semiconductor hetersotructures: exciton-polaritons.
Optics of quantum dots.
Cavity quantum electrodynamics. Microcavities, theory of polariton lasers.
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity.
Partially disordered semiconductor systems. Rayleigh scattering. Weak localization.
Photonic crystals: negative refraction, Bloch oscillations of light. 
Magnetic polarons. Bi-polarons and collective magnetic polarons.
Superconductivity. Concept of light-mediated superconductivity. Plasmons. Concept of Tamm surface plasmons.

Prof. Ivan Ignatiev




Electron-nuclear spin dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures
Spin coherence

Quantum beats

Prof. Sergey Verbin



 Optical spectroscopy
 Semiconductor nanostructures


Dr. Irina Yugova




Optical study of semiconductor nanostructures (quantum wells and quantum dots):
Ultrafast optical spectroscopy of semiconductor nanostructures

Spin dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures

Dr. Ilya Gerlovin




Spin dynamics of excitons and carriers in semiconductor nanostructures
Hyperfine interaction of electron and nuclear spins in quantum wells and quantum dots

Optical detection of nuclear magnetic resonance in semiconductors

Dr. Roman Cherbunin




Polariton condensates in semiconductor microcavities
Optical orientation of nuclear spins in quantum dots

Photo-induced Kerr rotation in quantum wells


Ms. Maria Kuznetsova




Time resolved measurements of nuclear-spin dynamics in charged quantum dots

Optical detection of nuclear magnetic resonance in solid state

Dr. Mikhail Petrov




  • Photon-matter coupling in semiconductor nanostructures
  • Electron and nuclear spin dynamics in quantum dots
  • Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of exciton-polaritons in microcavities