Curriculum Vitae


Prof. Dr. Victor I. Balykin

Born: January 01, 1947 in Razan, Russia
Family Status: married, two children
Office: Institute of Spectroscopy, Troitsk, Moscow region, 142190, Russia
Tel. 7 495 851 02 33
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1971 Diploma in Physics, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia

1980 Ph. D.
1992 Doctor of Sciences

1971 - 1989;
1994 - 1995 Research associate; Senior research associate; Leader of group Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences
1989 - 1990 Research fellow of Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Max-Planck Institute of Nuclear Physics and Heidelberg University, Germany
1990 - 1993 Senior researcher at University Konstanz, Department of Physics, Germany.
1995 Visiting Professor of University of Electro-Communication, Department of Physics, Tokyo, Japan
1996 - 1997 Professor of University of Electro-Communication, Department of Physics, Tokyo, Japan
1999-2000 Visiting Professor of Seoul National University, South Korea
2000-2002 Senior researcher, Leader of group, Institute of Spectroscopy
2005 Visiting Professor of Bonn University, Germany
2002 - present Head of Laboratory, Institute of Spectroscopy

AWARDS Rojdestvenskii Prize on Optics of Russian Academy of Sciences (2001)

1973 - 1978 Laser fluorescence detection of single atoms:
Laser fluorescence detection of single atom demonstrated.
1979 - 1989 Laser cooling of neutral atoms:
First demonstration of laser cooling of neutral atoms.
First demonstration of laser collimation of neutral atoms.
1989 - 1991 Laser cooling of relativistic ion beams:
First demonstration of laser cooling of relativistic ion beam.
1991 - present Atom optics:
First demonstration of atom mirror. Atom channeling in standing wave. Deep atom focusing. First demonstration of the optical Stern-Gerlach effect.
1998 - present Atom nano optics:
Atom guiding and trapping with optical nanofiber introduced and developed. Atom trapping in van der Waals potential by laser induced quantum adsorption demonstrated. Atom nanooptics based on photon dots and photon holes introduced.
2005 - present Atom nanolithography and nano optics:
Realization of Feynman’s scalable nano manufacturing system. Development of atom nanolithography.
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Professor Victor Balykin and associates – Scientific achievements.

About 200 articles in russian and international journals: more than 2000 citations.
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Invited and plenary talks at International conferences: Laser Spectroscopy (ICOLS); Atomic Physics (ICAP); Quantum Electronics (IQES).
Lectures in International schools including: International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” Course CXVIII, Italy, “Laser manipulation of atoms and ions”, 9-19 July 1991 (3 lectures on light manipulation of atoms); International School in Les Houches, France: “Ultracold Atoms, Metrology and Quantum Optics” 12-24 September, 2010 (2 lectures on nano and atom optics)

Victor Balykin is a head of Laser spectroscopy laboratory and a member of the Scientific Councils of Institute of Spectroscopy. He is a head of Science Education Center: “Atom optics and hanophotonics” (Institute of Spectroscopy and Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) and a head of Science Education Center: “Physics of surfaces and films” (Institute of Spectroscopy and Moscow State Aviation Technology Institute).
He served also as a member of Organizing/Program Committees/Advisory Board member for many of International conferences, including International Conference on Atomic Physics, International Conference on Laser Spectroscopy, International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, International Quantum Electronics Conference, German-Russian Laser Symposium, and others. He is a member of the American Physical Society (APS).

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