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Papers

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

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

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

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), link, arXiv.

Bitter M., Shapiro E. A., Milner V., Enhancing strong-field induced molecular vibration with femtosecond pulse shaping. Phys. Rev. A. 86, 043421 (2012), link, arXiv.

Bitter M., Shapiro E. A., Milner V., Coherent ro-vibrational revivals in a thermal molecular ensemble. Phys. Rev. A. 85, 043410 (2012), link, arXiv.

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), link, arXiv.

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), link, arXiv.

Shapiro, E. A., Drane, T. M. & Milner, V. Prospects of coherent control in turbid media: Bounds on focusing broadband laser pulses. Phys. Rev. A. 84, 053807 (2011), link, arXiv.

Zhdanovich S., Hepburn J. W. & Milner V. Strong-field effects in Rabi oscillations between a single state and a superposition of states. Phys. Rev. A. 84, 053428 (2011), link, arXiv.

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), link, arXiv.

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 Canada, 65, 81-84 (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) 79, 031801R (2009). link, arXiv.

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. A. 79, 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

   

Invited Talks

Valery Milner
"Rotational excitation of molecules with femtosecond pulse trains"
21th International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS'12),
Calgary, Canada,
July 23-27, 2012.

Valery Milner
"Coherent Spectroscopy with Incoherent Ultra-Short Laser Pulses"
Workshop on Information Optics (WIO'12),
Quebec City, Canada,
August 20-24, 2012.

Valery Milner
"Frequency resolved optical gating of atomic and molecular coherence: from weak to strong field regimes"
OSA's 95th Annual Meeting "Frontiers in Optics 2011",

San Jose, CA,
October 16-20, 2011.

Valery Milner
"Narrow-band coherent spectroscopy with broad-band incoherent pulses"
40th Winter Colloquium on Physics of Quantum Electronics,
Snowburd, Utah,
January 4-8, 2010.

Valery Milner
"Nonlinear spectroscopy with coherently and incoherently shaped laser pulses"
239th American Chemical Society National Meeting
San Francisco, CA,
March 21-25, 2010

Valery Milner
"Nonlinear spectroscopy with coherently and incoherently shaped laser pulses"
12th Annual Meeting of the Northwest Section of the APS
October 1-2, 2010
Walla Walla, WA

Valery Milner
"Excitation and Detection of Molecular Dynamics with Shaped Femtosecond Pulses"
Workshop on studies of atoms and molecules with new light sources, link
May 27-29, 2009
University of Aarhus, Denmark

Valery Milner
"Piecewise Adiabatic Excitation of Wavepackets"
Gordon Research Conference on Quantum Control Of Light & Matter, link
August 2-7, 2009
Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Valery Milner
International School on Theoretical Chemical Physics , link
2008
Vancouver, BC

Modified August 2012