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Research group website: www.valev.org.
Prof Valev heads the MultiPhoton NanoPhotonics research group, which focuses on the interaction between powerful laser light and nanostructured materials. In January 2019, the team "made history" by demonstrating a new physical effect, that had eluded scientists for 40 years. The effect had been referred to as the impossible theory.
Valev's main expertise is in building laser experiments for studying novel materials, such as plasmonic nanostructures, metamaterials, 2D materials and quantum optical materials. He aims to discover new properties and to test theoretical predictions. His focus is on the physics of photons, electrons and magnetism confined to tiny volumes of space – nanoparticles or 2D sheets. He seeks out new and useful intersections between classical electromagnetism and quantum mechanics. His investigations are both fundamental and applied, with potential benefits for the pharmaceutical, food, perfume, and agrochemical industries.
In both research and teaching projects, Prof Valev's work often takes a distinct science fiction aspect, as his team builds laser-powered nano-photonic steam engines (Steampunk Science) or program humanoid robots to teach physics.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
- Chiral nanostructures
- Chiral metamaterials
- Second Harmonic Generation
- Chiroptical effects
- Nonlinear chiroptical effects
- Nano Metalworking
- Multiphoton microscopy
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1/12/20 → 30/11/23
Project: Research council
1/10/19 → 30/09/23
Project: Research council
Ohnoutek, L., Olohan, B., Jones, R., Zheng, X., Jeong, H-H. & Valev, V., 14 Mar 2022, In: Nanoscale. 14, 10, p. 3888-3898
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Ohnoutek, L., Kim, J-Y., Lu, J., Olohan, B., Rasadean, D., Pantos, D., Kotov, N. & Valev, V., 1 Feb 2022, In: Nature Photonics. 16, p. 126–133
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Ohnoutek, L. & Valev, V., 18 Apr 2021, Nonlinear Optics and Applications XII. Bertolotti, M., Zayats, A. V. & Zheltikov, A. M. (eds.). SPIE, 1177005. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 11770).
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Doubly-Resonant Enhancement of Second Harmonic Generation from a WS2 Nanomesh Polymorph with a Modified Energy LandscapeMurphy, A. W. A., Liu, Z., Gorbach, A. V., Ilie, A. & Valev, V. K., 10 Jun 2021, In: Laser and Photonics Reviews. 15, 6, 2100117.
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Erratum: Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy for bioanalysis and diagnosis (Nanoscale (2021) 13 (11593–11634) DOI: 10.1039/D1NR00708D)Tahir, M. A., Dina, N. E., Cheng, H., Valev, V. K. & Zhang, L., 28 Aug 2021, In: Nanoscale. 13, 32, p. 13906 1 p.
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Dataset for "Enantiomorphing chiral plasmonic nanostructures: a counter-intuitive sign reversal of the nonlinear circular dichroism"
Collins, J. (Creator), Valev, V. (Creator), Zheng, X. (Creator), Braz, N. (Project Member), Slenders, E. (Creator), Zu, S. (Creator), Vandenbosch, G. (Creator), Moshchalkov, V. (Project Member), Fang, Z. (Creator), Ameloot, M. (Creator), Warburton, P. (Project Member) & Valev, V. (Supervisor), University of Bath, 3 May 2018
Dataset for "Circular dichroism in higher-order diffraction beams from chiral quasi-planar nanostructures"
Kuppe, C. (Creator), Williams, C. (Project Member), You, J. (Creator), Collins, J. (Project Member), Gordeev, S. (Creator), Wilkinson, T. (Project Member), Panoiu, N. (Creator) & Valev, V. (Supervisor), University of Bath, 27 Mar 2018
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
The dataset for "Measuring chirality in the far-field from a racemic nanomaterial: diffraction spectroscopy from plasmonic nanogratings"
Kuppe, C. (Creator), Gordeev, S. (Creator), Williams, C. (Creator), Zheng, X. (Creator), Vandenbosch, G. A. E. (Creator), Valev, V. (Supervisor) & Collins, J. (Contributor), University of Bath, 10 May 2019