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Alexander Lvovsky

Contact information

Clarendon Laboratory
Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PU
United Kingdom

Office: Beecroft 1st floor #26
Telephone: +44 01865 272275

Email: Alex.Lvovsky(at)

Professional information

Interactive autobiography

Curriculum vitae


Quantum Physics: an introduction based on photons

Book home page at Springer's web site

Solution manual


My group's home page

Our research in the media

Research positions in my group

My page at the Russian Quantum Center

Teaching (Oxford)

First year mathematics tutorials

Past teaching (Calgary)

Phys 221: Mechanics (Spring 2012)

Phys 259: Electricity and Magnetism (Winter 2009, Winter 2010)

Phys 443: Quantum Mechanics I (Winter 2005, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2017)

Phys 543: Quantum Mechanics II (Fall 2015, 2017)

Phys 471: Optics (Winter 2007, 2008)

Phys 597: Senior Physics Laboratory (Fall 2015, 2016, 2017)

Phys 615: Advanced Quantum Mechanics (Fall 2013, 2014)

Phys 673: Quantum and nonlinear optics (Fall 2008, 2010, 2012)

Past research

Research projects I have been working on in the past

My PhD thesis: Omnidirectional Superfluorescence Transients

Past research groups

Lebedev Physical Institute, Moscow, where I did my undergraduate research in the group of Professor A. V. Masalov.

Department of Physics at Columbia University, headed by Professor S. R. Hartmann. I spent five years there working on my doctoral thesis.

Department of Physics at University of California, Berkeley, headed by Professor Y. R. Shen. One year of postdoc.

Fachbereich Physik at Universitšt Konstanz, Germany. In the 1990s it was the home of a Quantum Optics group headed by Professor J. Mlynek.