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Olin Hall, 213B
Phone: +1-508-831-5254
Fax: +1-508-831-5886
zozulya@wpi.edu

Alexei A. Zozulya

I have done research in plasma physics, nonlinear optics, propagation of ultrashort pulses, and atom optics. My current research in ultracold atom optics focuses on theoretical analysis of Bose-Einstein condensate-based atom interferometers and gyroscopes, atom "chip" technology, and more recently, atomtronics. Here, we are interested in creating atomic devices and circuits that have functionality of their electronic counterparts and can do much more.

Research Interests

  • Plasma Physics
  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Propagation of Ultrashort Pulses
  • Atom Optics

Education

  • MS, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, 1978
  • PhD, Lebedev Physics Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, 1984

Featured Publications

  • D.M. Farkas, A. Zozulya, and D.Z. Anderson. “A Compact Microchip Atomic Clock Based on All-Optical Interrogation of Ultra-Cold Trapped Rb Atoms,'' Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics 101, No 4, 705-721 (2010).
  • James A. Stickney, Dana Z. Anderson, and Alex A. Zozulya. “Transistorlike Behavior of a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Triple-Well Potential,'' Phys. Rev. A 75, 013608 (2007).
  • A. A. Zozulya, S. A. Diddams, A. G. Van Engen, and T. S. Clement. “Propagation Dynamics of Intense Femtosecond Pulses: Multiple Splittings, Coalescence, and Continuum Generation,'' Phys. Rev. Lett. 82, No. 7, 1430--1433 (1999).
  • A. A. Zozulya and D. Z. Anderson. “Propagation of an Optical Beam in a Photorefractive Medium in the Presence of a Photogalvanic Nonlinearity or an Externally Applied Electric Field,'' Phys. Rev. A 51, No. 2, 1520--1531 (1995).
  • A. A. Zozulya, V. P. Silin, and V. T. Tikhonchuk. ''Two-Plasmon Decay in an Inhomogeneous Plasma,'' Fiz. Plazmy 13, No. 5, 536--541 (1987) [Sov. J. Plasma Phys. 13, No. 5, 304--307 (1987)].
 
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