Denis Zhigunov

Senior Research Scientist
Center for Engineering Physics

Supervisor: Professor Vladimir Drachev

In 2003, Denis Zhigunov graduated from M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Faculty of Physics, where he performed later on his PhD studies devoted to photoluminescence properties of erbium ions in silicon-germanium solid solutions and structures with silicon nanocrystals. He obtained his PhD degree in physics in 2006, and continued his work as a research scientist at Moscow State University. His responsibility included both research and teaching, in particular, Denis delivered general physics practicum as well as seminars on theoretical and quantum mechanics.

During his work at Moscow State University, the research activities of Denis Zhigunov were addressed mainly to semiconductor quantum dots and Si-based nanostructures. He was involved in a number of projects, funded by Russian Foundation for Basic Research and the Ministry of Education and Science, both as a participant and a leader. To present, he published more than 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Si-based high-frequency broadband electro optical modulators for high-speed data transfer.

Fiber sensors for deformation monitoring and bio-molecule detection.

  1. D.M. Zhigunov, A.B. Evlyukhin, A.S. Shalin, U. Zywietz, and B.N. Chichkov, “Femtosecond laser printing of single Ge and SiGe nanoparticles with electric and magnetic optical resonances”, ACS Photonics, 2018, 5, 977–983.
  2. D.M. Zhigunov, G.N. Kamaev, P.K. Kashkarov, V.A. Volodin, “On raman scattering cross section ratio of crystalline and microcrystalline to amorphous silicon”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2018, 113, p. 023101.
  3. S.A. Dyakov, D.M. Zhigunov, A. Marinins, O.A. Shalygina, P.P. Vabishchevich, M.R. Shcherbakov, D.E. Presnov, A.A. Fedyanin, P.K. Kashkarov, N. A. Gippius, S. Popov, and S.G. Tikhodeev, “Plasmon Induced Modification of Silicon Nanocrystals Photoluminescence in Presence of Gold Nanostripes”, Sci. Rep., 2018, 8, 4911.
  4. A. Ulyankina, I. Leontyev, M. Avramenko, D. Zhigunov, and N. Smirnova, “Large-scale Synthesis of ZnO Nanostructures by Pulse Electrochemical Method and Their Photocatalytic Properties”, Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process., 2018, 76, 7–13.
  5. D.M. Zhigunov, M.N. Martyshov, P.A. Forsh, I.A. Kamenskikh, S.N. Yakunin, and P.K. Kashkarov, “Structure-Related Current Transport and Photoluminescence in SiOxNy and SiNx Based Superlattices with Si Nanocrystals”, Phys. Status Solidi A, 2017, 214, 1700040.
  6. D.M. Zhigunov, I.A. Kamenskikh, A.M. Lebedev, R.G. Chumakov, Yu.A. Logachev, S.N. Yakunin, and P.K. Kashkarov, “X-ray Reflectivity and Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Superlattices with Silicon Nanocrystals”, JETP Letters, 2017, 106, 517–521.
  7. A. Sarikov, and D. Zhigunov, “Thermodynamic Mechanism of the Intermixing of Multilayered Structures in the SiOx/SiO2 Superlattices with Nanometer Thick Layers”, Mater. Today Commun., 2017, 13, 163–169.
  8. Y.D. Sibirmovsky, I. S. Vasil’evskii, A. N. Vinichenko, D. M. Zhigunov, I. S. Eremin, O. S. Kolentsova, D. A. Safonov, and N. I. Kargin, “Electronic and optical properties of HEMT heterostructures with δ-Si doped GaAs/AlGaAs quantum rings — quantum well system”, J. Phys. Conf. Ser., 2017, 917, 032041.
  9. D.M. Zhigunov, A. Sarikov, Yu. M. Chesnokov, A. L. Vasiliev, N. Zakharov, P. K. Kashkarov “Thickness and Temperature Depending Intermixing of SiOx/SiO2 and SiOxNy/SiO2 Superlattices: Experimental Observation and Thermodynamic Modeling”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 2016, v. 108, p. 223102.
  10. S.A. Dyakov, D.M. Zhigunov, A. Marinins, M.R. Shcherbakov, A.A. Fedyanin, A.S. Vorontsov, P.K. Kashkarov, S. Popov, M. Qiu, M. Zacharias, S.G. Tikhodeev, and N. A. Gippius, “Optical Properties of Silicon Nanocrystals Covered by Periodic Array of Gold Nanowires”, Phys. Rev. B, 2016, v. 93, p. 205413.