Recent Publications

"Radiationless Electromagnetic Interference: Evanescent-Field Lenses and Perfect Focusing." R. Merlin,  Science 317, 927-929 (2007). Published online 12 July 2007; DOI:101126/science.1143884.
"Light-Induced Magnetic Precession in (Ga,Mn)As Slabs: Hybrid Standing-Wave Damon-Eshbach Modes." D. M. Wang, Y. H. Ren, X. Liu, J. K. Furdyna, M. Grimsditch and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. B 75, 233308 (2007).   
"An Exactly Solvable Model of an Avalanche-Type Measuring Device: Macroscopic Distinctiveness and Wavefunction Collapse." R. Merlin, Europhysics Lett. 76, 541-546 (2006)
"Observation of surface-avoiding waves: A new class of extended states in periodic media." M. Trigo, T. A. Eckhause, M. Reason, R. S. Goldman and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 124301 (2006).
"Anomalous First-to-Zero Sound Crossover in La1-xCaxMnO3." Y. H. Ren, G. Lüpke, Y. Hu, Q. Li, C. S. Hong, N. H. Hur and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. B 74, 012405 (2006).
"Long-lived optical phonons in ZnO studied with impulsive stimulated Raman scattering." C. Aku-Leh, J. Zhao, R. Merlin, J. Menéndez and M. Cardona, Phys. Rev.B 71, 205211 (2005).
"Magnon Squeezing in an Antiferromagnet: Reducing the Spin Noise Below the Standard Quantum Limit." J. Zhao, A. V. Bragas, D. J. Lockwood and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 107203 (2004). 
  "Ultrafast Dynamic Control of Spin and Charge Density Oscillations in a GaAs Quantum Well." J. M. Bao, L. N. Pfeiffer, K. W. West and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 236601 (2004).
"Analytical Solution of the Almost-Perfect-Lens Problem." R. Merlin, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 1290-1292 (2004). 
"Nanoscale Thermal Transport." D. G. Cahill, W. K. Ford, K. E. Goodson, G. D. Mahan, H. J. Maris, A. Majumdar, R. Merlin and S. R. Phillpot, J. Appl. Phys. (Appl. Phys. Reviews) 93, 793-818  (2003).
"Optically-Induced Multi-Spin Entanglement in a Semiconductor Quantum Well." J. Bao, A. V. Bragas, J. K. Furdyna and R. Merlin, Nature Mater. 2, 175-179 (2003).
"Coherent Phonon Generation and the Two Stimulated Raman Tensors." T. E. Stevens, J. Kuhl and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. B 65, 144304 (2002).
"Coherent Control of Pulsed X-Ray Beams." M. F. DeCamp, D. A. Reis, P. H. Bucksbaum, B. Adams, J. M. Caraher, R. Clarke, C. W. Conover, E. Dufresne, R. Merlin, V. Stoica and J. Wahlstrand, Nature 413, 825 (2001).
"Probing Impulsive Strain Propagation with X-Ray Pulses." D. A. Reis, M.F. DeCamp, P. H. Bucksbaum, R. Clarke, M. Hertlein, R. Merlin, E. Dufresne, R. Falcone, H. C. Kapteyn, M. M. Murnane, J. Larsson, Th. Missalla and J. Wark, Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 3072-3075 (2001).
"Cherenkov radiation at speeds below the light threshold: phonon assisted phase matching. " T. E. Stevens, J. K. Wahlstrand, J. Kuhl and R. Merlin, Science 291, 627-630 (2001).


Raman Scattering in Materials Science, Springer Series in Materials Science 42, ed. by W. H. Weber and R. Merlin (Springer, Berlin, 2000).

Selected Publications (1992-2000)

"Microscopic theory of exciton coherent control and Rayleigh scattering in semiconductor quantum wells." J. Fernandez-Rossier, C. Tejedor and R. Merlin, Semicond. Sci. Technol. (Topical Review) 15 R65-80 (2000).
"Coherent phonon dynamics studied by impulsive stimulated Raman scattering." T. E. Stevens, J. Hebling, J. Kuhl and R. Merlin, Phys. Status Solidi (b) 215, 81-86 (1999).
"The phonon Bragg switch: a proposal to generate sub-picosecond x-ray pulses." P. H. Bucksbaum and R. Merlin, Solid State Commun. 111, 535-539 (1999).
"Coherent light emission from exciton condensates in semiconductor quantum wells." J. Fernandez-Rossier, C. Tejedor and R. Merlin, Solid State Commun. 108, 473-477 (1998).
"Generating coherent THz phonons with light pulses." R. Merlin, Solid State Commun. 102, 207-220 (1997).
"Vacuum-squeezing of solids: macroscopic quantum states driven by light pulses." G. A. Garrett, A. G. Rojo, A. K.Sood, J. F. Whitaker and R. Merlin, Science 275, 1638-1640 (1997).
"Coherent THz phonons driven by light pulses and the Sb-problem: what is the mechanism?" G. A. Garrett, T. F.Albrecht, J. F. Whitaker, and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 77, 3661-3664 (1996).
"Self-oscillations of domains in doped GaAs-AlAs superlattices." J. Kastrup, R. Klann, H. T. Grahn, K. Ploog, L.L. Bonilla, J. Galán, M. Kindelan, M. Moscoso and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. B 52, 13761-13764 (1995).
"Two-magnon light scattering in the layered antiferromagnet NiPS3: spin-1/2 like anomalies in a spin-1 system." S. Rosenblum, A. H. Francis and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. B 49, 4352-4355 (1994).
"Giant electropleochroism in GaAs-(Al,Ga)As heterostructures: the quantum-well Pockels effect." S. H. Kwok, H. T. Grahn, K. Ploog and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 973-976 (1992).
"Raman Scattering in FeBO3 at high pressures: phonon coupled to spin-pair fluctuations and magneto- deformation potentials." M. J. Massey, S. M. Girvin and R. Merlin, Phys. Rev. Lett. 69, 2299-2302 (1992).


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