Alexandra M. Kalashnikova, PhD



Position: senior researcher


e-mail: Kalashnikovajkkj


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



Main publications:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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).