Publications

Papers

MacPhail-Bartley I., Milner A. A., Wasserman W., Milner V., Laser control of molecular rotation: Expanding the utility of an optical centrifuge. Review of Scientific Instruments, 91, 045122 (2020), link, arXiv. Selected as a Featured Article and promoted on AIP Scilight website (link).

Tutunnikov I., Floss J.,  Gershnabel E., Brumer P., Averbukh I. Sh., Milner A. A., Milner V., Observation of persistent orientation of chiral molecules by laser field with twisted polarization. Phys. Rev. A, 101, 021403(R) (2020), link, arXiv.

Milner-Bolotin M., Aminov O., Wasserman W., Milner V., Pushing the boundaries of science demonstrations using modern technol. Canadian Journal of Physics, in press (2019).

Milner A. A., Fordyce J. A. M., MacPhail-Bartley I., Wasserman W., Tutunnikov I., Averbukh I. Sh., Milner V., Controlled enantioselective orientation of chiral molecules with an optical centrifuge. Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 223201 (2019), link,  arXiv. Selected as an Editor’s Suggestion and Cover Page story! Also highlighted in Chemistry World (link).

Floss J.,  Boulet C., Hartmann J.-M., Milner A. A., Milner V., Electronic spin polarization with an optical centrifuge.  Phys. Rev. A 98, 043401 (2018), link.

Milner-Bolotin M., Milner V., Family Mathematics and Science Day at UBC Faculty of Education. Physics in Canada, 73, 130  (2017).

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Hepburn J. W., Milner V., Probing molecular potentials with an optical centrifuge. J. Chem. Phys., 147, 124202  (2017), linkarXiv.

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Milner V., Ultrafast magnetization of a dense molecular gas with an optical centrifuge. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 243201 (2017), link,  arXiv. Selected as an Editor’s SuggestionHighlighted in Physics Worldlink.

Bitter M., Milner V., Control of quantum localization and classical diffusion in laser-kicked molecular rotors. Phys. Rev. A 95, 013401 (2017), linkarXiv.

Bitter M., Milner V., Experimental demonstration of coherent control in quantum chaotic systems. Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 034101 (2017), linkarXiv.

Faucher O., Prost E., Hertz E., Billard F., Lavorel B., Milner A. A., Milner V., Zyss J., Averbukh I. Sh., Rotational Doppler effect in harmonic generation from spinning molecules. Phys. Rev. A 94, 051402(R) (2016), link.

Bitter M., Milner V., Experimental observation of Anderson localization in laser-kicked molecular rotors. Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 144104 (2016), linkarXiv.

Han A. C., Milner V., Nonlinear spatial focusing in random layered media by spectral pulse shaping. Phys. Rev. A 93, 023839 (2016), linkarXiv.

Bitter M., Milner V., Generating long sequences of high-intensity femtosecond pulses. Applied Optics 55, 830 (2016), linkarXiv.

Korobenko A., Milner V., Adiabatic field-free alignment of asymmetric top molecules with an optical centrifuge. Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 183001 (2016) linkarXiv.

Bitter M., Milner V., Rotational excitation of molecules with long sequences of intense femtosecond pulses. Phys. Rev. A 93, 013420 (2016), linkarXiv.

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Milner V., Field-free long-lived alignment of molecules with a two-dimensional optical centrifuge. Phys. Rev. A 93, 053408 (2016), linkarXiv. Selected as an Editor’s Suggestion!

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Rezaiezadeh K., Milner V., From gyroscopic to thermal motion: a crossover in the dynamics of molecular superrotors. Phys. Rev. X 5, 031041 (2015) linkarXiv. Selected for a Synopsis in Physicslink. Reviewed in a popular Russian science website “Nplus1.ru”, link

Korobenko A., Milner V., Dynamics of molecular superrotors in external magnetic field. J. Phys. B. 48, 164004 (2015) link, arXiv.

Milner V., Hepburn J.W., Laser Control of Ultrafast Molecular Rotation. Advances in Chemical Physics 159 (2016), linkarXiv.

Drane T. M., Bach H., Shapiro M., Milner V., Femtosecond lasing from a fluorescent protein in a one dimensional random cavity. Biomed. Opt. Express 6, 1885 (2015), link, arXiv.

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Floss J., Averbukh I. Sh., Milner V., Magneto-optical properties of paramagnetic superrotors. Phys. Rev. Lett., 115, 033005 (2015) linkarXiv.

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Milner V., Sound emission from the gas of molecular superrotors. Opt. Express 23, 8603 (2015) linkarXiv.

Korobenko A., Hepburn J.W., Milner V., Observation of nondispersing classical-like molecular rotation. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 951 (2015) linkarXiv.

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Milner V., Coherent spin-rotational dynamics of oxygen superrotors. New J. Phys. 16, 093038 (2014) link.

Milner A. A., Korobenko A., Hepburn J.W., Milner V., Effects of ultrafast molecular rotation on collisional decoherence. Phys. Rev. Lett., 113, 043005 (2014) link.

Korobenko A., Milner A. A., Hepburn J.W., Milner V., Rotational spectroscopy with an optical centrifuge. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16, 4071-4076 (2014), linkarXiv. Highlighted in Chemistry World, 21 January 2014, link.

Korobenko A., Milner A. A., Milner V., Complete control, direct observation and study of molecular superrotors. Phys. Rev. Lett., 112, 113004 (2014), link. Selected for a Viewpoint in Physicslink.

Bitter M., Milner V., Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy in the presence of strong resonant signal from background molecules. Opt. Lett. 38, 2050 (2013), linkarXiv.

Drane T. M., Bach H., Shapiro M., Milner V., Femtosecond pumped lasing from the fluorescent protein DsRed in a one dimensional random cavity. Proc. SPIE 8611, 86110G (2013), link

Bloomquist C., Zhdanovich S., Milner A. A., Milner V. Directional spinning of molecules with sequences of femtosecond pulses. Phys. Rev. A 86, 063413 (2012), linkarXiv.

Bitter M., Shapiro E. A., Milner V., Enhancing strong-field induced molecular vibration with femtosecond pulse shaping. Phys. Rev. A86, 043421 (2012), linkarXiv.

Bitter M., Shapiro E. A., Milner V., Coherent ro-vibrational revivals in a thermal molecular ensemble. Phys. Rev. A85, 043410 (2012), linkarXiv.

Zhdanovich S., Bloomquist C., Floss J., Averbukh I. Sh., Hepburn J. W., Milner V. Quantum resonances in selective rotational excitation of molecules with a sequence of ultrashort laser pulses. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 043003 (2012), linkarXiv.

Zhdanovich S., Milner A. A., Bloomquist C., Floss J., Averbukh I. Sh., Hepburn J. W., Milner V.Control of molecular rotation with a chiral train of ultrashort pulses. Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 243004 (2011), linkarXiv.

Shapiro, E. A., Drane, T. M. & Milner, V. Prospects of coherent control in turbid media: Bounds on focusing broadband laser pulses. Phys. Rev. A84, 053807 (2011), linkarXiv.

Zhdanovich S., Hepburn J. W. & Milner V. Strong-field effects in Rabi oscillations between a single state and a superposition of states. Phys. Rev. A84, 053428 (2011), linkarXiv.

Shapiro, E. A., Konorov, S. O. & Milner, V. Interference spectroscopy with coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering of noisy broadband pulses. J. Raman Spec. (2011), link.

Konorov, S. O., Hepburn, J. W. & Milner, V. Time- and frequency-resolved detection of atomic coherence in the regime of strong-field interaction with intense femtosecond laser pulses.Phys. Rev. A, 83, 033417 (2011)link.

Drane T. M., Hepburn J. W. & Milner V. Coherent Raman spectroscopy through one-dimensional random scattering medium. J. Mod. Opt.57, 1928-1935 (2010), link.

Zhdanovich S., Shapiro E. A., Shapiro M., Hepburn J. W., Milner V. Complete transfer of populations from a single state to a pre-selected superposition of states using Piecewise Adiabatic Passage: Experiment. Phys. Rev. A, 80, 063405 (2009), linkarXiv.

Konorov, S. O., Xu, X. G., Hepburn, J. W. & Milner, V. Characterization of transient molecular vibration excited with shaped femtosecond pulses. J. Chem. Phys 130, 234505 (2009). link

Milner V. Shaping and monitoring molecular wavepackets with shaped femtosecond pulses.invited review paper, special issue of Physics in Canada6581-84 (2009).

Konorov, S. O., Xu, X. G., Hepburn, J. W. & Milner, V. Narrowband spectroscopy by all-optical correlation of broadband pulses. Phys. Rev. A (Rap Comm) 79031801R (2009). linkarXiv.

Shapiro, E. A., Milner, V. & Shapiro, M. Complete transfer of populations from a single state to a pre-selected superposition of states using Piecewise Adiabatic Passage: Theory. Phys. Rev. A79, 023422 (2009), link ( arXiv)

Zhang S., Park J., Milner, V. & Genack A. Z. Photon delocalization transition in dimensional crossover in layered media. Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 183901 (2008), link

Xu, X. G., Konorov, S. O., Hepburn, J. W. & Milner, V. Background-free Coherent Raman spectroscopy by Detecting the Spectral Phase of Molecular Vibrations. Optics Letters 33, 1177 (2008), link

Zhdanovich S., Shapiro E. A., Shapiro M., Hepburn J. W., Milner V. Population transfer between two quantum states by piecewise chirping of femtosecond pulses: Theory and experiment. Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 103004 (2008), link (arXiv)

Xu, X. G., Konorov, S. O., Hepburn, J. W. & Milner, V. Noise auto-correlation spectroscopy with coherent Raman scattering. Nature Physics 4, 125 – 129 (2008), link (arXiv)

Shapiro, E. A., Milner, V., Menzel-Jones, C. & Shapiro, M. Piecewise adiabatic passage with a series of femtosecond pulses. Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 033002 (2007). link

Konorov, S. O. et al. Pulse optimization for Raman spectroscopy with cross-correlation frequency resolved optical gating. Optics Express 15, 7564-7571 (2007). link

Xu, X. G., Konorov, S. O., Zhdanovich, S., Hepburn, J. W. & Milner, V. Complete characterization of molecular vibration using frequency resolved gating. The Journal of Chemical Physics 126, 091102-5 (2007). link

Patents

Milner, V., Xu, X. G., Konorov, S. O., Hepburn, J. W. A system and method for noise auto-correlation spectroscopy with coherent Raman scattering. patent pending (60/960.548)Milner, V., Xu, X. G., Konorov, S. O., Hepburn, J. W. A system and method for coherent nonlinear spectroscopy by all-optical correlation of broadband pulses. patent under preparation