Group members


Current Funding


NSF with Harvard 2013-2016

MIRTHE (NSF ERC) 2006-2016

NSF PIRE with Rice 2006-2015

NHARP with UT 2010-2013



Publications and CV


CV and publications


Courses at TAMU


Physics 302 Advanced mechanics


Physics 303 Advanced mechanics II


Physics 649: Physics of Optoelectronic devices Spring 2011



 K-12 Education


Recent public lectures





Belyanin Group: Optics of Semiconductors and Nanostructures

Alexey Belyanin


Department of Physics & Astronomy
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4242

Office: MIST 426
Phone: (979) 845-7785
Fax: (979) 845-2590
Email: belyanin[at]


Research highlights


Electrons in nanostructured materials or in a strong magnetic field are confined into a potential well narrower than their de Broglie wavelength. Such a quantum-confined electron gas offers a fascinating playground for quantum optics and condensed matter physics, in which electron wave functions, energies, transition matrix elements, scattering rates, and many other parameters can be designed and controlled. We study coherent and ultrafast optical phenomena in these artificial materials. We apply the results of our theoretical analysis and numerical modeling to design novel optical semiconductor devices with unique functionalities such as operation in new spectral ranges, generation of ultrafast pulses and entangled photon states, ultra-sensitive photon detection, or ultra-broad modulation bandwidth. Our recent research projects include:


·         Magnetooptical response of dilute magnetic semiconductors