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Rajesh Malla


Condensed Matter Physics, Nonlinear optics

Rajesh Malla

Office: TA-3, Bldg 1690,
Mail Stop: B258
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     Educational Background/Employment:
    • (2019) Condensed Matter Physics, Univ. of Utah
    • (2015) Physics, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Bhopal, India
    • Employment:
      • 2019-present Postdoctoral Research Associate, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM, USA.

    Research Interests:

    • Light matter interaction in Topological insulators: I am mainly interested in the graphene family materials, such as silicone, germanene, plumbene, and stanene. The topological phases can be externally controlled by means of an external field or circularly polarized laser. I am investigating the effect of topologically non-trivial phase on the nonlinear optical response.
    • Spin-orbit coupling: I am also interested in various spin-orbit effects in materials and how the interplay between spin-orbit effect and Zeeman splitting unlocks novel phenomena in quantum transports.
    • Integrability in multistate Landau-Zener model: Another interesting area of my research is to look for integrability in quantum systems with multiple level crossings.

    Selected Recent Publications:

      Full list is available on Google Scholar.
    1. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., High Landau levels of two-dimensional electrons near the topological transition caused by interplay of spin-orbit and Zeeman energy shifts, Phys. Rev. B 99,205426 (2019).
    2. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Interaction-induced long-time tail of a nonlinear ac absorption in a localized system: A relay-race mechanism, Phys. Rev. B 99,195427 (2019).
    3. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Shape of the zeroth Landau level in graphene with nondiagonal disorder, Phys. Rev. B 99,085415 (2019).
    4. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Resonant reflection of interacting electrons from an impurity in a quantum wire: Interplay of Zeeman and spin-orbit effects, Phys. Rev. B 98,144202 (2018).
    5. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Effective tunnel conductance and effective ac conductivity of randomly strained graphene, Phys. Rev. B 98,115437 (2018).
    6. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Landau-Zener transition in a two-level system coupled to a single highly excited oscillator, Phys. Rev. B 97,035428 (2018).
    7. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Loss of adiabaticity with increasing tunneling gap in nonintegrable multistate Landau-Zener models, Phys. Rev. B 96,115437 (2017).
    8. Malla, R. K. and Raikh M.E., Suppression of the Landau-Zener transition probability by weak classical noise, Phys. Rev. B 96,075419 (2017).
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