Dr. Serge Y. Kalmykov
Physicist - Laser-plasma interaction theorist at Leidos Inc.
Area of Expertise:
Plasma Theory , Laser Plasma Accelerators , Relativistic Nonlinear Optics , Plasma-Based Radiation Sources , Particle-in-Cell Simulations , Nonlinear Dynamics
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Profile Summary

Serge Kalmykov is employed as Physicist by Leidos Inc. He provides theoretical and computational support to Ultra-Short Pulse Laser program at High Power Electromagnetics Division, Air Force Research Laboratory (Kirtland AFB, New Mexico). His research interests are in plasma theory, high-field laser science, advanced accelerator concepts, relativistic nonlinear optics, and plasma-based radiation sources. He has authored and co-authored 47 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on these topics, regularly consults experimental groups in plasma simulation and theory, and is keen on teaching graduate courses on laser-plasma interaction theory.

Serge Kalmykov holds MS summa cum laude in applied mathematics and physics from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (1995) and PhD in Plasma Physics from Joint Institute for High Temperatures, Russian Academy of Sciences (2001). His graduate research was supported by the stipend of International Soros Scientific Educational Program – Open Society Institute. From 2001-06, he held postdoctoral positions in École Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France), MPI für Quantenoptik (Garching-bei-München, Germany), Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL), and Institute for Fusion Science (IFS) at The University of Texas at Austin. In 2006-10, he was employed by the IFS as a Research Associate. In 2010-16, he served as an Assistant Research Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), where he remains Adjunct Faculty.

Dr. Kalmykov is a Senior Member of IEEE (Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society and Microwave Theory and Techniques Society), and a Senior Member of Optical Society of America. He is an Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports (Springer Nature Ltd.) He is recognized as an Outstanding Referee for journals of the American Physical Society (2011, lifetime).
Conference Committee Involvement (1)
53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
14 November 2011 |
Course Instructor
NON-SPIE: Collective Phenomena in Laser Plasmas II: Parametric Interaction of High-Power Laser Beams with Plasmas
Concept of parametric instability; approximate methods of treating ODE's with periodic coefficients; Mathieu functions; Hill's equation; parametric instability in plasma; stimulated Raman scattering in plasma.
NON-SPIE: Collective Phenomena in Laser Plasmas
Derivation of 3D relativistic hydro equations in optical field; 1D Langmuir wave breaking in cold & thermal plasma; coupling between Langmuir waves and its effect on the stimulated Raman scattering; excitation of Langmuir waves by a laser pulse.
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