Eugene Oks
Professor
Theoretical Atomic, Laser and Plasma Physics

Office: Allison Lab # 215

Address:
206 Allison Laboratory
Auburn, AL 36849-5319

Phone: (334) 844-4362
E-Mail: goks@physics.auburn.edu

Education

Ph.D., Academy of Sciences, Moscow, USSR 1985
Candidate of Sciences (Ph.D. equivalent), Defense at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (University), Moscow, USSR 1975
M.S., Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (University), Moscow, USSR 1972


Professional Employment

Professor (tenure), Department of Physics, Auburn University 1995- present
Professor (tenure-track), Department of Physics, Auburn University 1992-1995
Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Auburn University 1990-1992
Visting Professor, Ruhr-University, Institute for Experimental Physics 5, Bochum, F.R. Germany 1989-1990
Department Head, Theoretical Physics Department, All-Union Research Center for Study of Surface and Vacuum, Moscow, USSR 1984-1988
Senior Research Fellow, All Union Research Center for Study of Surface and Vacuum, Moscow, USSR 1982-1984
Senior Research Fellow, All Union Research Center for Study of Surface and Vacuum, Moscow, USSR 1978-1982
Research Associate, All Union Research Center for Study of Surface and Vacuum, Moscow, USSR 1975-1978


Honors and Awards

Appointed to the Editorial Board of the "Open Journal of Microphysics" 2013- present
Appointed as the Editor-in-Chief of a new international research journal “International Review of Atomic and Molecular Physics” 2009- present
Appointed to the Editorial Board of the "International Journal of Spectroscopy” 2008- present
Appointed by the French Government as a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-6 (Paris) Summers 2006-2007
Appointed by the French Government as a Visiting Professor at the University of Provence (Marseille), Summer 2005
Elected as a permanent member of the International Committee of the Zvenigorod Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion 2004- present
Appointed by the French Government as a Visiting Professor at the University of Paris-6 (Paris), Summer 2004
Appointed by the French Government as a Director of Research at the LULI/Ecole Polytechnique - the top French military research center (Paris) 1999-2000,[sabbatical]; summers of 2001, 2002, 2003
Appointed by the French Government as a Visiting Professor at the University of Provence (Marseille), Summer 1998
Awarded by the Dean as the best researcher of the College of Sciences and Mathematics 1996
Appointed (for 9 years) to the Editorial Board of the "Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer” 1994-2002
Elected as a permanent member of the International Committee of the conference "Spectral Line Shapes”, 1994- present
Awarded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation 1988


Professional Activities

Permanent Member:
International Committee of the Conference "Spectral Line Shapes"
International Committee of the Zvenigorod Conference on Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion
Referee:
American Physical Society Journals
Institute of Physics Journals (London)
Journals published by the "Elsevier Publishing Co."
Member of the American Physical Society


Research and Teaching Interests

Founded and developed two new research fields: 1.) "Radiation of quantum systems interacting simultaneously with an intense quasi monochromatic electric field. (e.g. with a laser or microwave field) and plasma medium". 2) AQuantum chase. Conducted research based on 5 areas of expertise: nonlinear optics and spectroscopy of plasmas, laser physics, nonlinear dynamics, fundamentals of quantum mechanics, and economical physics. Developed new analytical methods of quantum mechanics, Developed novel methods of lasing in the x-ray, ultraviolet and microwave ranges, Implemented these methods in collaborative projects with various American, French, German, and Russian centers and/or universities. Published pioneering works on quantum systems stochastic in the classic limit. Published 3 monographs (the latest one in 2006) Author of the only one book in the literature on nonlinear optics and spectroscopy of plasmas. Attracted to Auburn and organized as the Chairman/Co-Chairman two prestigious International conferences (this is another high international recognition of research achievements. During the last 15 years won grants/contracts from various agencies of the US Department of Defense and of US Department of Energy VALUED AT ABOUT 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS. In 2006 won a 3-year grant from the US Department of Energy (jointly with the junior faculty Allen Landers) starting in October 2006 VALUED AT 450K . Practical applications cover the following areas: Founded and developed two new research fields: 1) "Radiation of quantum systems interacting simultaneously with an intense quasimonochromatic electric field (e.g., with a laser or microwave field) and a plasma medium"; 2) Quantum chaos. Conducted research based on 5 areas of expertise: nonlinear optics and spectroscopy of plasmas, laser physics, nonlinear dynamics, fundamentals of quantum mechanics, and economical physics. Developed new analytical methods of quantum mechanics. Developed novel methods of lasing in the x-ray, ultraviolet and microwave ranges. Developed a variety of novel methods for nonlinear spectroscopic diagnostics of plasmas. Implemented these methods in collaborative projects with various American, French, German, and Russian centers and/or universities. Published pioneering works on quantum systems stochastic in the classical limit. Published 3 monographs (the latest one in 2006). Author of the only one book in the literature on nonlinear optics and spectroscopy of plasmas. Attracted to Auburn and organized as the Chairman/Co-Chairman two prestigious International conferences (this is another high international recognition of my research achievements – see details in section “Service at Auburn”). During the last 15 years won grants/contracts from various agencies of the US Department of Defense and of US Department of Energy VALUED AT ABOUT 1.4 MILLION DOLLARS. In 2006 won a 3-year grant from the US Department of Energy (jointly with the junior faculty Allen Landers) starting in October 2006 VALUED AT 450K (Practical applications cover the following areas: − Advanced diagnostics for controlled fusion as an alternative energy source Nonlinear optics and nonlinear spectroscopy of plasmas Advanced methods of lasing in the optical and x-ray ranges Interaction of a laser radiation with plasmas and gases nteraction of a powerful coherent microwave radiation with plasmas and gases Rydberg-atom-based, highly-sensitive detectors of microwave radiation Physical approaches to modelling financial markets



Selected Publications

  1. Kryukov, N., and Oks, E., “Ionization Channel of Continuum Lowering in Plasmas: Effects of Plasma Screening, Electric and Magnetic Fields”, J. Phys. B: Atom. Mol. Opt. Phys., 2013, 46, 245701. 
  2. Kryukov, N., and Oks, E., “Muoic-Electronic Negative Hydrogen Ion: Circular States”, Canad. J. Phys., 2013, 91, 715-721. 
  3. Oks, E., “Allowance for the Scattering on the Atomic Electric Dipole in the Stark Broadening of Hydrogen Spectral Lines in Plasmas”, Intern. Review of Atomic and Molecular Phys., 2013,
  4. Kryukov, N., and Oks, E, “Effects of Plasma Screening on Circular States of Diatomic Rydberg Quasimolecules and Their Application to Continuum Lowering in Plasmas”, Intern. Review of Atomic and Molecular Phys., 2012, 3 , 113-135. 
  5. Dalimier, E., and Oks, E., “Dips in Spectral Lines of He-like Ions Caused by Charge Exchange in Laser-Produced Plasmas”, Intern. Review of Atomic and Molecular Phys., 2012, 3 , 85-92.


Last updated: 02/24/2015