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Hexagonal Optical Structures
in Photorefractive Crystals

Pavel M. Lushnikov

Pavel Lushnikov is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Center for Nonlinear Studies and with the Mathematical Modeling and Analysis group (T-7). 

He holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, which he received in 1994. In 1994-1997 he was a PhD student at Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In December 1997, he earned his PhD on the topic of Nonlinear Explosive Processes in Optics and Free Surface Hydrodynamics, under the supervision of Prof. E.A. Kuznetsov. In 1998-1999 he had a postdoctoral position at the Landau Institute. Since September 1999, he has been at Los Alamos. 

His research interests include: free surface hydrodynamics; theory of wave collapse and its application to plasma physics, hydrodynamics and nonlinear optics; pattern formation in photorefractive crystals and other nonlinear optical media; high-bit-rate optical communications.