Nikolay Gippius

Nikolay A. Gippius received the M.S. degree in physics in 1984 from the Physical Department, Moscow State University, Moscow, and the Ph.D. degree in solid state physics and mathematics in 1987 from General Physics Institute, Academy of Sciences, U.S.S.R. He received the D.S. degree in solid-state physics from General Physics Institute (GPI), Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, in 2005.

Since 1984, he has been with GPI. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Frontier Research System, RIKEN,Wako, Japan, in University of California, San Diego, and Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung, Stuttgart, Germany.Nikolay A.  Gippius received the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship at the University of Würzburg, Germany, in 1998–1999 and in 2006, he was awarded ANR Chair of Excellence Professorship at LASMEA, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, and moved to France.


  • D. Sarkar, S. S. Gavrilov, M. Sich, J. H. Quilter, R. A. Bradley, N. A. Gippius, K. Guda, V. D. Kulakovskii, M. S. Skolnick, and D. N. Krizhanovskii. “Polarization bistability and resultant spin rings in semiconductor microcavities”. Phys. Rev. Letters105(21), 216402 (2010).
  • N. A. Gippius, T. Weiss, S. G. Tikhodeev, and H. Giessen, “Resonant mode couplingof optical resonances in stacked nanostructures”, Opt. Express,18(7), 7569 (2010).
  • T. Hatano, T. Ishihara, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius. “Transverse photovoltageinduced by circularly polarized light”, Phys. Rev. Letters103(10), 103906 (2009).
  • N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, “The scattering matrix and optical properties ofmetamaterials”, UFN, Vol.179(9), 1027 (2009).
  • A. A. Demenev, A. A. Shchekin, A. V. Larionov, S. S. Gavrilov, V. D. Kulakovskii, N. A. Gippius, and S. G. Tikhodeev. “Kinetics of stimulated polariton scattering in planar microcavities: evidence for a dynamically self-organized optical parametric oscillator”. Phys. Rev. Letters,101(13) 136401 (2008).
  • T. V. Shubina, M. M. Glazov, A. A. Toropov, N. A. Gippius, A. Vasson, J. Leymarie, A. Kavokin, A. Usui, J. P. Bergman, G. Pozina, and B. Monemar, “Resonant light delay in GaN with ballistic and diffusive propagation”, Phys. Rev. Letters100, 087402 (2008).
  • R. Johne, N. A. Gippius, G. Pavlovic, D. D. Solnyshkov, I. A. Shelykh, and G. Malpuech. “Entangled photon pairs produced by a quantum dot strongly coupled to a microcavity”, Phys. Rev. Letters100(24) 240404 (2008).
  • N. A. Gippius, I. A. Shelykh, D. D. Solnyshkov, S. S. Gavrilov, Yuri G. Rubo, A. V. Kavokin, S. G. Tikhodeev, and G. Malpuech, “Polarization multistability of cavity polaritons”, Phys. Rev. Letters98, 236401 (2007).
  • N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, and T. Ishihara, “Optical properties of photonic crystal slabs with an asymmetrical unit cell”, Phys. Rev. B72, 045138 (2005).
  • N. A. Gippius, S. G. Tikhodeev, V. D. Kulakovskii, D. N. Krizhanovskii, and A. I. Tartakovskii. “Nonlinear dynamics of polariton scattering in semiconductor microcavity: Bistability vs. stimulated scattering”, Europhys. Lett., 67(6): 997, (2004).
  • A. Christ, S. G. Tikhodeev, N. A. Gippius, J. Kuhl, and H. Giessen. Waveguideplasmon polaritons: “Strong coupling of photonic and electronic resonances in a metallic photonic crystal slab”, Phys.Rev. Letters, 91(18) 183901 (2003).
  • S. G. Tikhodeev, A. L. Yablonskii, E. A. Muljarov, N. A. Gippius, and T. Ishihara “Quasiguided modes and optical properties of photonic crystal slabs”, Phys. Rev. B, 66(4) 045102 (2002).
Ilia Fradkin
Research Scientist
Dmitrii Chermoshentsev
Junior Research Scientist

Photonics Review
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering

Course description:
The overview of basic principles, goals and role of photonics in modern technology is presented. The course is designed to give the students a general understanding of the photonics role for modern society, mechanisms allowing to control light-matter interaction and main directions of the application of light-based technologies. The medicine, telecom, sensoring, manufacturing and several other applications of light will be addressed and the advantages achieved in these fields will be explained.


Resonances and Light-Matter Interactions
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Course Classification: Science, Technology, and Engineering

Course Description:
The course will provide a graduate level overview of modern concepts of light-matter interaction and the variety of applications of the photonic resonances in modern science and technology. The class will emphasize the use of different theoretical approaches in description of the photonic resonances and will give as well the understanding of the major role of the concept of the resonance in physics.
The course will rely on strong undergraduate math/electrodynamics background of the students, however some basics concepts will be remind to facilitate the understanding of the program.
In particular, the topics will include:
Introduction (to be made coherent with other lectures).
Concept of resonance. The oscillator, mechanical model, external force, displacement, phase, frequency dependence near the resonance.
Nonlinear oscillator. Classical pendulum. Dependence of the period on the amplitude, multiple harmonics.
Coupled oscillators. Frequency splitting. Lattice of the oscillators.
Classical electrodynamics (Electrostatics, effective parameters, maxwells eqs)
Metallic particle in electric field (plasma frequency, Drude’s formula, skin layer, plasmons)
Separation of scales in nanoparticles
Examples of electromagnetic resonances: Plasmon of sphere and dimmers. Electromagnetic fields distributions near the resonances. Stacked structures. Plasmonic resonance (electrostatic approximation)
Metallic sphere
Metallic dimers
Metamaterials (Examples; applications, provide explanation that in this case effective parameters approach is not relevant, nonlocal magnetism, nanolasers-spasers, review of experimental results)
Basics of quantum plasmonics.
Hyperbolic metamaterials
MC, PCS, WGM structures general similarities, some experimental figures.
Theory of the resonances. Scattering matrix concept. Poles of the scattering matrix, resonant vectors. Simple examples.
Interaction with nanostructures (1): light emission of isolated nano-object embedded in resonant structure, nano-antennas.
Controlling of light emission by design of nano-antennas.
Interaction with nanostructures (2): interaction of the resonances with an ensemble of nanoobjects, polariton formation, weak and strong coupling. Exciton polaritons, plasmons.
Introduction to nonlinear effects, reference to other lectures.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Understand the basic properties of resonances
Main principles of modern photonics
Compare available methods and computational tools in terms of their similarities and differences as well as their strengths and limitations.
Apply fundamental knowledge about electrodynamics and solid state physics to the problems of photonics.

ФИО: Гиппиус Николай Алексеевич

Занимаемая должность (должности): Профессор

Преподаваемые дисциплины: Резонанс и взаимодействие света и материи

Ученая степень: Доктор физико-математических наук, 2005, Институт общей физики им.А.М.Прохорова РАН; Кандидат физико-математических наук, 1988, Институт общей физики им.А.М.Прохорова РАН

Ученое звание (при наличии): нет

Наименование направления подготовки и/или специальности: Физика

Данные о повышении квалификации и/или профессиональной переподготовке (при наличии): нет

Общий стаж работы: 30 лет

Стаж работы по специальности: 30 лет