Laboratory of Microwave Photonics and Magnonics (LMPM) named by B.A.Kalinikos

Laboratory of Microwave Photonics and Magnonics (LMPM) named by B.A.Kalinikos was established in 2021 in St. Petersburg Electrotechnical University under the support of a Megagrant (Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 220 dated April 09, 2010) aimed at the implementation of the research project "Reservoir computers based on the principles of magnonics as a new direction of artificial neural networks "(agreement No. 075-15-2021-609).

Head of the lab is Alexey B. Ustinov

Alexey B. Ustinov, Ph. D. (2004), Doctor of Physical-Mathematical Science (2012), Professor of SPbETU. Member of the editorial board of Technical Physics Letters. Research is supported by grants from the Government of St. Petersburg, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, and the Russian Science Foundation. Prof. A.B. Ustinov is laureate of the Government of St. Petersburg for outstanding scientific results in the field of science and technology.

LMPM members

Leading Researcher is Mikhail Kostylev

Mikhail Kostylev is a professor at the Department of Physics at the University of Western Australia since 2005. Research interests: magnetism, spintronics, wave processes, quantum information. How to create a microprocessor in which the signal carriers will be magnons rather than electrons? How to solve the problem of information recognition using a magnon reservoir computer? How to create an artificial neural network based on magnonics? These and many other questions were raised in the research of Mikhail Kostylev.

The laboratory team includes

  • 9 researchers
  • 7 engineers
  • 4 technicians

Project description of the Megagrant



  1. A.A.Nikitin, I.A.Ryabcev, A.A.Nikitin, A.V.Kondrashov, A.A.Semenov, D.A.Konkin, A.A.Kokolov, F.I.Sheyerman, L.I.Babak, A.B.Ustinov, “Optical bistable SOI micro-ring resonators for memory applications” Optics Communications 511, 127929 (2022).
  2. A.A. Nikitin, A.A. Nikitin, A.B. Ustinov, S. Watt, M. P. Kostylev, Theoretical model for nonlinear spin-wave transient processes in active-ring oscillators with variable gain and its application for magnonic reservoir computing. Journal of Applied Physics, 131(11), 113903 (2022).
  3. A.V.Chumak et. al. “Roadmap on spin-wave computing,” IEEE Trans. Mag., Vol. 58, No. 6, article # 0800172 (2022).
  4. А. А. Никитин, К. О. Воропаев, А. А. Ершов, И. А. Рябцев, А. В. Кондрашов, М. В. Парфенов, А. А. Семенов, А. В. Шамрай, Е. И. Теруков, А. В. Петров, А. Б. Устинов, «Исследование технологии осаждения пленок нитрида кремния для применения в фотонных интегральных схемах», Фотоника, Выпуск #4/2022. DOI: 10.22184/1993-7296.FRos.2022.
  5. V.V. Vitko, A.A. Nikitin, R.V. Haponchyk, A.A. Stashkevich, M.P. Kostylev A.B. Ustinov, “Bistable behavior of active ring resonator on surface spin waves” Eur. Phys. J. Plus 137(9), 1010 (2022).
  6. Alexandr V. Kondrashov, Alexey A. Nikitin, Andrey A. Nikitin, Mikhail Kostylev and Alexey B. Ustinov, “Numerical simulation of performance of magnonic reservoir computer based on active-ring oscillator” J. Magn.Magn.Mater. 563, 169968 (2022).
  7. А. А. Никитин, А. Е. Комлев, А. А. Никитин, А. Б. Устинов, «Перестраиваемая спин-волновая линия задержки на основе феррита и диоксида ванадия» Изв. ВУЗов. ПНД, Т. 30, № 5, стр. 605-616 (2022).
  8. A.V. Kondrashov, A.B. Ustinov, “Self-generation of Möbius solitons and chaotic waveforms in magnonic-optoelectronic oscillators under simultaneous action of optic and magnonic nonlinearities” J. Appl. Phys. 132, 173907 (2022). ​


  1. A.A. Nikitin, A.V. Kondrashov, V.V. Vitko, I.A. Ryabcev, G.A. Zaretskaya, N.A. Cheplagin, D.A. Konkin, A.A. Kokolov, L.I. Babak, A.B. Ustinov, B.A. Kalinikos, "Carrier-induced optical bistability in the silicon micro-ring resonators under continuous wave pumping," Optics Communications 480, 126456 (2021).
  2. S. Watt, M. Kostylev, A.B. Ustinov, "Enhancing computational performance of a spin-wave reservoir computer with input synchronization," J. Appl. Phys. 129, 044902 (2021).
  3. A. B. Ustinov, I. Yu. Tatsenko, A. A. Nikitin, A. V. Kondrashov, A. V. Shamray, A. V. Ivanov, "Principles of Constructing Optoelectronic Microwave Oscillators", Photonics Russia, Vol.15, No. 3, pp. 228-237 (2021).
  4. S. Watt, M. Kostylev, A.B. Ustinov, B.A. Kalinikos, “Implementing a Magnonic Reservoir Computer Model Based on Time-Delay Multiplexing”, Phys. Rev. Appl. 15, 064060 (2021).
  5. A. B. Ustinov, A. V. Kondrashov, I. Tatsenko, A. A. Nikitin, M. P. Kostylev, “Progressive development of spin wave chaos in active-ring oscillators,” Phys. Rev. B 104, L140410 (2021).
  6. A. B. Ustinov, N. A. Kuznetsov, R. V. Haponchyk, E. Lähderanta, T. Goto, M. Inoue, “Induced nonlinear phase shift of spin waves for magnonic logic circuits,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 119, 192405 (2021).