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Research interests

I am interested in light-matter interactions - how we can use light to manipulate individual atoms, or atoms to manipulate the properties of light. I am particularly interested in studying the behaviour of energetic (hot) electrons generated by light, or by a local electronic probe (the tip of a scanning tunnelling microscope); how these hot electrons interact with atoms, molecules, and surface defects; and how they dissipate their energy on surfaces in two-dimensional materials. I am also interested in developing speciality low-loss hollow-core optical fibres for high-power laser light delivery and for miniaturisation of alkali vapour devices. In addition, I work on exploiting the optical nonlinearity of exotic two-dimensional materials.

Education/Academic qualification

Physics, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Bath

1 Oct 20121 Oct 2016

Physics, Master in Science, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 200830 Jun 2012

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Research Output 2015 2019

  • 8 Article
  • 2 Conference contribution
  • 1 Other chapter contribution
  • 1 Review article

185nm Guidance in a Hollow Core Optical Fibre

Winter, B., Vorobiev, D., Fleming, B., Witt, E., Gilliam, W., Rusimova, K., Yerolatsitis, S., Birks, T. & Wadsworth, W., 15 Sep 2019, OSA Technical Digest. OSA Publishing, JTu3A.19. (OSA Technical Digest).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
3 Citations (Scopus)

First Observation of Optical Activity in Hyper-Rayleigh Scattering

Collins, J. T., Rusimova, K. R., Hooper, D. C., Jeong, H. H., Ohnoutek, L., Pradaux-Caggiano, F., Verbiest, T., Carbery, D. R., Fischer, P. & Valev, V. K., 6 Feb 2019, In : Physical Review X. 9, 1, 011024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Passive, broadband and low-frequency suppression of laser amplitude noise to the shot-noise limit using hollow-core fibre

Allen, E., Ferranti, G., Rusimova, K., Francis-Jones, R., Azini, M., Mahler, D., Ralph, T., Mosley, P. & Matthews, J., 29 Mar 2019, In : arXiv.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Data for paper: Initiating and imaging the coherent surface dynamics of charge carriers in real space

Sloan, P. (Creator), Rusimova, K. (Creator), Bannister, N. (Creator), Harrison, P. (Creator), Crampin, S. (Creator), Palmer, R. E. (Creator), Lock, D. (Creator), University of Bath, 27 Jul 2016


Dataset for "Atomic dispensers for thermoplasmonic control of alkali vapor pressure in quantum optical applications"

Rusimova, K. (Creator), Slavov, D. (Creator), Pradaux-Caggiano, F. (Creator), Collins, J. (Creator), Gordeev, S. (Creator), Carbery, D. (Creator), Mosley, P. (Creator), Wadsworth, W. (Creator), Valev, V. (Creator), University of Bath, 24 May 2019


Atomically resolved real-space imaging of hot electron dynamics

Lock, D. (Creator), Rusimova, K. (Creator), Pan, T. (Creator), Palmer, R. E. (Creator), Sloan, P. (Creator), University of Bath, 2015



Mechanisms of Local and Nonlocal Atomic Manipulation with a Scanning Tunnelling MIcroscope

Author: Rusimova, K., 23 Nov 2016

Supervisor: Sloan, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD