Alexandra M. Kalashnikova, PhD



Position: leading research fellow, head of  the Laboratory


e-mail: Kalashnikova (at)

Tel./fax: +7 812 292 7963 / +7 812 297 1017

Postal address: Ioffe Institute, Ferroics Physics Laboratory, Politekhnicheskaya 26, 194021 St. Petersburg, Russia

Visiting address: Ioffe Institute, Politechnicheskaya 26, building "Polymers", room 433


Main research interests: ultrafast laser-induced spin dynamics, magnetically-ordered dielectrics, optical and magneto-optical spectroscopy of solids


WoS Researcher ID: C-7821-2014

Scopus Author ID: 8564138900  

ORCID: 0000-0001-5635-6186

Science ID: 18280-100045


Main publications:

  1. Ia. A. Mogunov, S. Lysenko, A. E. Fedianin, F. E. Fernández, A. Rúa, A. J. Kent, A. V. Akimov, A. M. Kalashnikova, Large non-thermal contribution to picosecond strain pulse generation using the photo-induced phase transition in VO2Nature Communications 11, 1690 (2020).
  2. N.E. Khokhlov, P.I. Gerevenkov, L.A. Shelukhin, A.V. Azovtsev, N.A. Pertsev, M. Wang, A.W. Rushforth, A.V. Scherbakov, and A.M. Kalashnikova, Optical Excitation of Propagating Magnetostatic Waves in an Epitaxial Galfenol Film by Ultrafast Magnetic Anisotropy Change, Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 044044 (2019).
  3. Ia. A. Mogunov, F. Fernández, S. Lysenko, A. J. Kent, A. V. Scherbakov, A. M. Kalashnikova, and A. V. Akimov, Ultrafast Insulator-Metal Transition in VO2 Nanostructures Assisted by Picosecond Strain Pulses, Physical Review Applied 11, 014054 (2019).
  4. K. Imasaka, R. V. Pisarev, L. N. Bezmaternykh, Ts. Shimura, A. M. Kalashnikova, and T. Satoh, Excitation of multiple phonon modes in copper metaborate CuB2O4 via nonresonant impulsive stimulated Raman scattering, Physical Review B 98, 054303 (2018).
  5. L. A. Shelukhin, V. V. Pavlov, P. A. Usachev, P. Yu. Shamray, R. V. Pisarev, A. M. Kalashnikova, Ultrafast laser-induced changes of the magnetic anisotropy in a low-symmetry iron garnet film, Physical Review B 97, 014422 (2018).
  6. M. Dell’Angela, F. Hieke, M. Malvestuto, L. Sturari, S. Bajt, I. V. Kozhevnikov, J. Ratanapreechachai, A. Caretta, B. Casarin, F. Glerean, A. M. Kalashnikova, R. V. Pisarev, Y.-D. Chuang, G. Manzoni, F. Cilento, R. Mincigrucci, A. Simoncig, E. Principi, C. Masciovecchio, L. Raimondi, N. Mahne, C. Svetina, M. Zangrando, R. Passuello, G. Gaio, M. Prica, M. Scarcia, G. Kourousias, R. Borghes, L. Giannessi, W. Wurth & F. Parmigiani, Extreme ultraviolet resonant inelastic X-ray scattering (RIXS) at a seeded free-electron laser, Scientific Reports 6, 38796 (2016).
  7. J. A. de Jong, I. Razdolski, A. M. Kalashnikova, R. V. Pisarev, A. M. Balbashov, A. Kirilyuk, Th. Rasing, and A. V. Kimel, Coherent Control of the Route of an Ultrafast Magnetic Phase Transition via Low-Amplitude Spin Precession, Physical Review Letters 108, 157601 (2012); Editor’s suggestion; Viewpoint in Physics.
  8. T. A. Ostler, J. Barker, R. F. L. Evans, R. W. Chantrell, U. Atxitia, O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, S. El Moussaoui, L. Le Guyader, E. Mengotti, L. J. Heyderman, F. Nolting, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, D. Afanasiev, B. A. Ivanov, A. M. Kalashnikova, K. Vahaplar, J. Mentink, A. Kirilyuk, Th. Rasing & A.V. Kimel, Ultrafast heating as a sufficient stimulus for magnetization reversal in a ferrimagnet, Nature Communications 3, 666 (2012).
  9. K. Vahaplar, A. M. Kalashnikova, A. V. Kimel, D. Hinzke, U. Nowak, R. Chantrell, A. Tsukamoto, A. Itoh, A. Kirilyuk, Th. Rasing, Ultrafast Path for Optical Magnetization Reversal via a Strongly Nonequilibrium State, Physical Review Letters 103, 117201 (2009); Editor’s suggestion; Viewpoint in Physics.
  10. A. M. Kalashnikova, A. V. Kimel, R. V. Pisarev, V. N. Gridnev, P. A. Usachev, A. Kirilyuk, and Th. Rasing, Impulsive excitation of coherent magnons and phonons by subpicosecond laser pulses in the weak ferromagnet FeBO3, Physical Review B 78, 104301 (2008); Editor’s suggestion.
  11. A. M. Kalashnikova, A. V. Kimel, R. V. Pisarev, V. N. Gridnev, A. Kirilyuk, and Th. Rasing, Impulsive Generation of Coherent Magnons by Linearly Polarized Light in the Easy-plane Antiferromagnet FeBO3, Physical Review Letters 99, 167205 (2007).

Curriculum vitae


PhD Thesis "Ultrafast light-induced dynamics of spins and lattice in iron oxideshosted at Radboud repository of the Radboud University.