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Overview

  • Dr. Mirov is an USSR-born naturalized American scholar serving as University Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He received the M.S. degree in electronic engineering, from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute – Technical University, in 1978, and the Ph.D degree in physics in 1983 from the P. N Lebedev Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He served as a staff research physicist, at P. N. Lebedev Physics Institute, and a principal research scientist and a group leader at the General Physics Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences. His early work in USSR Academy of Sciences involved physics of color centers formation under ionizing irradiation, color center's photo chemistry, laser spectroscopy of solids and led to the development of the first room temperature operable commercial color center lasers, passive Q-switches and nonlinear filters for various types of neodymium lasers from mini lasers to powerful laser glass systems. He was awarded the USSR Highest National Prize for Young Scientists, in 1982, for the development of LiF color center saturable absorbers. He received Distinguished Research Awards from the General Physics Institute, in 1985 and 1989, and from the P N. Lebedev Physical Institute in 1980.

    Since 1993 Dr. Mirov is a faculty member at the Department of Physics, UAB. His main fields of interest include tunable solid-state lasers, laser spectroscopy, and quantum electronics. Dr. Mirov’s team is the leader in the development and investigation of novel gain media for middle-infrared tunable lasers. Their effort resulted in development of first commercial Cr2+ and Fe2+ doped ZnSe and ZnS crystals and lasers (middle infrared analogs of famous Ti-sapphire laser) with a broad range of scientific, industrial, medical, and defense related applications. In 2004 the Institute of Electrical Engineers in the United Kingdom has named Dr. Mirov and his team recipients of the Snell Premium award for the input in optoelectronics and development of Cr2+:ZnS mid-IR lasers. Dr. Mirov was also awarded Charles W. Ireland Prize for Scholarly Distinction in 2009. In 2010 IPG Photonics Corporation licensed Dr. Mirov’s patents in middle-infrared laser technology and simultaneously acquired his start-up company (Photonics Innovations, Inc.). Dr. Mirov is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and National Academy of Inventors, and member of the American Physics Society and SPIE. He has authored or co-authored over five hundred scientific publications in the field of quantum electronics, has published 1 book, several book chapters, and holds twenty six patents.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2020 Cross-section of electrical impact excitation in bulk n-type monocrystalline Al:Cr:ZnSeOptical Materials Express.  10:2135-2141. 2020
    2020 Advanced solid-state lasers 2019: Focus issue introductionOptics Express.  28:15035-15037. 2020
    2020 Advanced solid-state lasers 2019: Focus issue introductionOptical Materials Express.  10:1303-1305. 2020
    2019 Focus issue introduction: Advanced solid-state lasersOptical Materials Express.  9:3306-3309. 2019
    2019 Resonant nonlinear refraction of 4.3-μm light in CO2 gasPhysical Review A.  100. 2019
    2019 Focus issue introduction: Advanced solid-state lasersOptics Express.  27:20938-20941. 2019
    2019 Visible-near-middle infrared spanning supercontinuum generation in a silicon nitride (Si3N4) waveguideOptical Materials Express.  9:2553-2559. 2019
    2019 Multi-octave visible to long-wave IR femtosecond continuum generated in Cr:ZnS-GaSe tandemOptics Express.  27:16405-16413. 2019
    2019 Energy transfer in iron-chromium co-doped ZnSe middle-infrared laser crystalsOptical Materials Express.  9. 2019
    2019 Laser spectroscopic characterization of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV-) centers in diamondOptical Materials Express.  9. 2019
    2019 Vimentin intermediate filament assembly regulates fibroblast invasion in fibrogenic lung injuryJCI insight.  4. 2019
    2019 Octave-spanning Cr: ZnS femtosecond laser with intrinsic nonlinear interferometryOptica.  6:126-127. 2019
    2019 Super-octave longwave mid-infrared coherent transients produced by optical rectification of few-cycle 2.5-μm pulsesOptica.  6:111-114. 2019
    2019 Middle-IR frequency comb based on Cr:ZnS laserOptics Express.  27:35079-35087. 2019
    2019 Q-switched and gain-switched Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable over 3.60–5.15 µmOptics Express.  27:13934-13941. 2019
    2018 Frontiers of Mid-IR lasers based on transition metal doped chalcogenidesScience and Engineering of Composite Materials.  24. 2018
    2018 Half-Watt average power femtosecond source spanning 3–8 µm based on subharmonic generation in GaAsApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics.  124. 2018
    2018 Feature issue introduction: Advanced solid-state lasers 2017Optics Express.  26:11018-11024. 2018
    2018 Feature issue introduction: Advanced Solid-State Lasers 2017Optical Materials Express.  8:1246-1252. 2018
    2018 High power single-mode delivery of mid-infrared sources through chalcogenide fiberOptics Express.  26:7313-7323. 2018
    2017 Optical parametric oscillation in a random polycrystalline mediumOptica.  4:617-618. 2017
    2017 Enhancement of Cr and Fe diffusion in ZnSe/S laser crystals via annealing in vapors of Zn and hot isostatic pressingOptical Materials Express.  7:25-31. 2017
    2017 Feature issue introduction: Shaping and patterning crystals for opticsOptical Materials Express.  7:3466-3470. 2017
    2017 Laser testing of anti-reflection micro-structures fabricated in ZnSe and chromium-ion doped ZnSe laser gain mediaOptical Materials Express.  7:3377-3388. 2017
    2017 Low-dose cadmium exposure induces peribronchiolar fibrosis through site-specific phosphorylation of vimentin 2017
    2017 Ultrafast middle-IR lasers and amplifiers based on polycrystalline Cr: ZnS and Cr: ZnSeOptical Materials Express.  7:2636-2650. 2017
    2016 Hot-pressed chromium doped zinc sulfide infrared transparent ceramics 2016
    2016 140 W Cr:ZnSe laser systemOptics Express.  24:21090-21104. 2016
    2016 Mid-IR spectroscopy of Fe:ZnSe quantum dotsOptics Express.  24:5366-5375. 2016
    2016 Multi-Watt mid-IR femtosecond polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe laser amplifiers with the spectrum spanning 2.0-2.6 μmOptics Express.  24:1616-1623. 2016
    2015 Three optical cycle mid-IR Kerr-lens mode-locked polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS laserOptics Letters.  40:5054-5057. 2015
    2015 Cr:ZnS laser-pumped subharmonic GaAs optical parametric oscillator with the spectrum spanning 3.6-5.6 μmOptics Letters.  40:2906-2908. 2015
    2015 Crystal field engineering of transition metal doped II-VI ternary and quaternary semiconductors for mid-IR tunable laser applicationsOptical Materials Express.  5:2036-2046. 2015
    2015 Gamma radiation-enhanced thermal diffusion of iron ions into II-VI semiconductor crystalsOptical Materials Express.  5:558-565. 2015
    2015 Heme oxygenase-1-mediated autophagy protects against pulmonary endothelial cell death and development of emphysema in cadmium-treated mice 2015
    2015 Mid-IR photoluminescence of Fe2+ and Cr2+ ions in ZnSe crystal under excitation in charge transfer bandsOptics Express.  23:4406-4414. 2015
    2015 Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe-Doped II-VI ChalcogenidesIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.  21:292-310. 2015
    2014 A histological evaluation and in vivo assessment of intratumoral near infrared photothermal nanotherapy-induced tumor regressionInternational Journal of Nanomedicine.  9:5093-5102. 2014
    2014 Mid-infrared light emission from a Fe2+:ZnSe polycrystal using quantum cascade laser pumpingApplied Physics Letters.  105. 2014
    2014 A fiber pumped Er:YAG laser passively Q-switched by Co:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe crystals 2014
    2014 Compact Cr: ZnS channel waveguide laser operating at 2333 nmOptics Express.  22:7052-7057. 2014
    2014 Optical and EPR spectroscopy of Zn:Cr:ZnSe and Zn:Fe:ZnSe crystalsOptical Materials.  37:262-266. 2014
    2013 Compact Cr:ZnS channel waveguide laser operating at 2360 nmOptics InfoBase Conference Papers2013
    2013 Electrical, spectroscopic, and laser characterization of γ-irradiated transition metal doped II-VI semiconductorsOptical Materials Express.  3:777-786. 2013
    2013 In-plane spectroscopy of microfluidic systems made in photosensitive glass 2013
    2012 Mid-IR volumetric Bragg grating based on LiF color center crystalOptical Materials Express.  2:1209-1218. 2012
    2012 Temperature and concentration quenching of mid-IR photoluminescence in iron doped ZnSe and ZnS laser crystalsJournal of Luminescence.  132:600-606. 2012
    2011 Gold nanorod bioconjugates for active tumor targeting and photothermal therapyJournal of Nanotechnology2011
    2011 Progress in mid-IR Cr2+ and Fe2+ doped II-VI materials and lasersOptics InfoBase Conference Papers2011
    2011 Progress in mid-IR Cr2+ and Fe2+ doped II-VI materials and lasers [Invited]Optical Materials Express.  1:898-910. 2011
    2011 Crystalline Cr2+:ZnSe/chalcogenide glass composites as active mid-IR materialsOptics Letters.  36:1530-1532. 2011
    2011 Energy scaling of 4.3 μm room temperature Fe:ZnSe laserOptics Letters.  36:94-96. 2011
    2010 Mid-IR laser oscillation in Cr2+:ZnSe planar waveguideOptics Express.  18:25999-26006. 2010
    2010 Mid-IR random lasing of Cr-doped ZnS nanocrystals 2010
    2010 Progress in Cr2+ and Fe2+ doped mid-IR laser materialsLaser and Photonics Reviews.  4:21-41. 2010
    2009 Reduction of nonlinear absorption in Li2B4O 7 by temperature- and repetition rate-controlJapanese Journal of Applied Physics.  48. 2009
    2009 Semiconductor disk laser pumped Cr2+: Znse lasersOptics Express.  17:18136-18141. 2009
    2009 Middle-infrared random lasing of Cr2+ doped ZnSe, ZnS, CdSe powders, powders imbedded in polymer liquid solutions, and polymer filmsOptics Communications.  282:2049-2052. 2009
    2009 10-Watt, pure continuous-wave, polycrystalline Cr2+: ZnS laserOptics Express.  17:2048-2056. 2009
    2009 Limitations of Adenoviral Vector-Mediated Delivery of Gold Nanoparticles to Tumors for Hyperthermia Induction.The open nanomedicine journal.  2. 2009
    2008 Highly efficient, narrow-linewidth, and single-frequency actively and passively Q-switched fiber-bulk hybrid Er:YAG lasers operating at 1645 nmOptics Express.  16:19427-19433. 2008
    2008 Iron-doped CdxMn1-xTe crystals for mid-IR room-temperature lasersJournal of Crystal Growth.  310:4438-4442. 2008
    2008 Pulsed laser deposition of chromium-doped zinc selenide thin films for mid-infrared applicationsApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing.  91:333-335. 2008
    2008 Mid-infrared Cr2+:ZnSe random powder lasersOptics Express.  16:4952-4959. 2008
    2008 Tunable, single-frequency, and multi-watt continuous-wave Cr2+: ZnSe lasersOptics Express.  16:4145-4153. 2008
    2008 An adenoviral platform for selective self-assembly and targeted delivery of nanoparticlesSmall.  4:262-269. 2008
    2008 New regimes of excitation and MID-IR lasing of transition metal doped II-VI crystalsNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics.  261-314. 2008
    2007 MBE growth and study of Cr2+:ZnSe layers for MID-IR lasersInternational Journal of Nanoscience.  6:403-405. 2007
    2007 Mid-IR luminescence of nanocrystalline II-VI semiconductors doped with transition metal ions 2007
    2007 En route to electrically pumped broadly tunable middle infrared lasers based on transition metal doped II-VI semiconductorsJournal of Luminescence.  125:184-195. 2007
    2007 Recent progress in transition-metal-doped II-VI Mid-IR lasersIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.  13:810-821. 2007
    2007 Mid-IR luminescence of nanocrystalline II-VI semiconductors doped with transition metal ionsOptics InfoBase Conference Papers2007
    2007 Mid-IR transitions of trivalent neodymium in low phonon laser crystalsOptical Materials.  29:1115-1128. 2007
    2006 3.77-5.05-μm tunable solid-state lasers based on Fe2+-doped ZnSe crystals operating at low and room temperaturesIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.  42:907-917. 2006
    2006 Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laserOptics Express.  14:11694-11701. 2006
    2006 Stimulated Raman scattering in mid IR spectral range 2.31-2.75-3.7 μm in BaWO4 crystal under 1.9 and 1.56 μm pumpingLaser Physics Letters.  3:17-20. 2006
    2006 Stimulated Raman scattering in the mid IR range 2.31-2.75-3.7 μm in a BaWO4 crystal under 1.9 and 1.56 μm pumpingOptics InfoBase Conference Papers2006
    2005 3.9-4.8 μm gain-switched lasing of Fe:ZnSe at room temperatureOptics Express.  13:10608-10615. 2005
    2005 Amplification of narrow line LiF: F2+** color center laser oscillationOptics Communications.  254:290-298. 2005
    2005 Middle infrared, quantum cascade laser optoelectronic absorption system for monitoring glucose in serumApplied Spectroscopy.  59:881-884. 2005
    2005 Hemoglobin adsorption isotherm at the silica-water interface with evanescent wave cavity ring-down spectroscopyJournal of Biomedical Optics.  10. 2005
    2005 Hemoglobin adsorption isotherm at the silica-water interface with evanescent wave cavity ring-down spectroscopyJournal of Biomedical Optics.  10. 2005
    2005 Spectroscopic studies of molecular-beam epitaxially grown Cr2+ -doped ZnSe thin filmsApplied Physics Letters.  86:1-3. 2005
    2005 Hemoglobin adsorption isotherm at the silica-water interface with evanescent wave cavity ring-down spectroscopyJournal of Biomedical Optics.  10. 2005
    2005 Hot-pressed ceramic cr2+: ZnSe gain-switched laserOptics InfoBase Conference Papers2005
    2005 Multiwavelength mid-IR spatially-dispersive CW laser based on polycrystalline Cr2+ :ZnSeOptics InfoBase Conference Papers2005
    2004 Evanescent cavity ring-down spectroscopy (e-CRDS) of hemoglobin absorption at the silica-water interfaceAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings.  26 III:2345-2348. 2004
    2004 Tunable distributed feedback color center laser using stabilized F 2+** color centers in LiF crystalApplied Physics Letters.  84:3022-3024. 2004
    2004 Absorption and photoluminescence studies of CdGa2S 4:CrOptics Communications.  233:403-410. 2004
    2004 Two-photon absorption of F2-color centers in LiF crystal at 1906 nmLaser Physics Letters.  1:163-166. 2004
    2004 Effective suppression of fluorescence light in Raman measurements using ultrafast time gated charge coupled device cameraReview of Scientific Instruments.  75:630-635. 2004
    2004 Multiwavelength mid-IR spatially-dispersive CW laser based on polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnSeOptics Express.  12:4986-4992. 2004
    2004 Pulsed mid-IR Cr2+: ZnS and Cr2+: ZnSe lasers pumped by Raman-shifted Q-switched neodymium lasersQuantum Electronics.  34:8-14. 2004
    2004 Pulsed mid-IR Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasers with the SRS frequency shift pumped by Q-switched neodymium lasersKvantovaya Elektronika.  34:8-15. 2004
    2003 Fluorescence assay for monitoring Zn-deficient superoxide dismutase in vitroSpectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy.  59:3165-3175. 2003
    2003 Diode and fibre pumped Cr(2+): ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasersIEE Proceedings Optoelectronics.  150:340-345. 2003
    2003 Diode and fibre pumped Cr2+:ZnS mid-infrared external cavity and microchip lasersIEE Proceedings Optoelectronics.  150:340-345. 2003
    2003 External cavity multiwavelength superbroadband diode laserOptics Communications.  220:161-169. 2003
    2003 Direct nanosecond Nd → Ce nonradiative energy transfer in cerium trifluoride laser crystalsJournal of Luminescence.  101:211-218. 2003
    2002 Using two discrete frequencies within the middle infrared to quantitatively determine glucose in serumJournal of Biomedical Optics.  7:613-617. 2002
    2002 Broadly tunable compact continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnS laserOptics Letters.  27:1040-1042. 2002
    2002 Erbium fiber laser-pumped continuous-wave microchip Cr2+:ZnS and Cr2+:ZnSe lasersOptics Letters.  27:909-911. 2002
    2002 Continuous-wave tunable Cr2+:ZnS laserApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics.  74:607-611. 2002
    2002 Temperature dependencies of excited states lifetimes and relaxation rates of 3-5 phonon (4-6 μm) transitions in the YAG, LuAG and YLF crystals doped with trivalent holmium, thulium, and erbiumOptical Materials.  18:355-365. 2002
    2001 Alexandrite laser pumped LiF:F2- laserOptics Communications.  199:201-205. 2001
    2001 All-solid-state laser system tunable in deep ultraviolet based on sum-frequency generation in CLBOOptics Communications.  198:403-406. 2001
    2001 Spectroscopic analysis and persistent photon-gated spectral hole burning in LiF:F-2 color center crystalApplied Physics Letters.  79:2318-2320. 2001
    2000 The effect of ordering of internal water in thaumatin and lysozyme crystals as revealed by Raman methodJournal of Crystal Growth.  219:102-114. 2000
    2000 Structural and morphological study of pulsed laser deposited calcium phosphate bioceramic coatings: Influence of deposition conditions, laser parameters, and target properties 2000
    2000 Temperature-dependent spectroscopic analysis of F2+** and F2+**-like color centers in LiFJournal of Luminescence.  91:147-153. 2000
    1999 Multiphonon sideband intensities in rare earth ions in crystalJournal of Luminescence.  83-84:171-175. 1999
    1999 Nonradiative relaxation and inhomogeneous splitting of aggregated optical centers in the Nd3+-doped CaF2 and SrF2 crystals (FLN and decay study)Journal of Luminescence.  83-84:361-366. 1999
    1998 Tunable middle infrared downconversion in GaSe and AgGaS2Optics Communications.  155:307-312. 1998
    1998 Two-photon absorption in GaSe and CdGeAs2Optics Communications.  155:47-50. 1998
    1998 Efficient room temperature LiF:F2+ * * color center laser tunable in 820-1210 nm rangeOptics Communications.  147:107-111. 1998
    1998 Method for producing large, stable concentrations of Sc2+ in optically clear CaF2 crystalsJournal of Materials Research.  13:257-260. 1998
    1998 Polarized raman spectroscopic studies of tetragonal lysozyme single crystalsActa Crystallographica Section D: Biological Crystallography.  54:1216-1229. 1998
    1997 Multiline, superbroadband and sun-color oscillation of a LiF:F2 - Color-center laserApplied Optics.  36:2515-2522. 1997
    1997 Color-center powder laser: The effect of pulverization on color-center characteristics 1997
    1997 Investigation of luminescence properties of Ce:Sc:CaF2 crystalsMaterials Science Forum.  239-241:227-230. 1997
    1997 Nature and optical properties of N1- centers in LiF crystalMaterials Science Forum.  239-241:707-710. 1997
    1997 New trends in tunable lasers based on color center and radiationally pertubed doped crystalsJournal of Luminescence.  72-74:9-11. 1997
    1996 Low-coherence reflectometry based on DFWM in a thin liquid layerProceedings of SPIE.  2853:126-134. 1996
    1996 'Sun color' LiF color center laserConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS.  148. 1996
    1996 Alexandrite laser passive Q-switching and spectral output enhancing up to 0.7 ÷ 1.15 μmConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS.  504. 1996
    1996 Detection of hepatitis B surface protein by means of laser spectroscopyConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS.  158-159. 1996
    1996 High-pressure and high-temperature studies on oxide garnetsPhysical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics.  54:6200-6209. 1996
    1996 Photoluminescence studies in Sc : CaF2 and Sc,Ce : CaF2 crystalsJournal of Luminescence.  69:35-40. 1996
    1996 Superbroadband LiF color center laserConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS.  110-111. 1996
    1996 Superbroadband or multiwavelength transmitter for optical fiber communication systems 1996
    1995 Progress in Color Center LasersIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics.  1:22-30. 1995
    1993 LASING CHARACTERISTICS OF TUNABLE ROOM-TEMPERATURE LASERS ON LIF CRYSTALS WITH F2+ AND F2- COLOR-CENTERSOptics and Spectroscopy.  74:1217-1221. 1993
    1993 External photoelectric effect in CaF2:Sm2+ crystals under irradiation with visible lightOptics Communications.  95:260-264. 1993
    1992 Q-SWITCHING IN A YAG-ND LASER BY LIF-F2 (-) CRYSTALS IN A LINEAR 3-MIRROR RESONATOR (KVANTOVAYA ELEKTRONIKA, VOL 19, PG 772, 1992)Kvantovaya Elektronika.  19:1248-1248. 1992
    1992 Mode-locking operation of a puised ndiyag iaser with f2-:Lif coior-center crystal in a dual configurationApplied Optics.  31:2719-2721. 1992
    1992 EFFICIENT TUNABLE LASERS UTILIZING F2 AND F2(+) COLOR CENTER IN LIF (F2) CRYSTALSKvantovaya Elektronika.  19:145-145. 1992
    1991 LASER STEPPED RESONANT PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT INVOLVING ND-3(+) DOPANT IONS AT THE SURFACE OF A ZRO2 CRYSTALJETP Letters.  54:438-441. 1991
    1991 Intrinsic and impurity cross-luminescence in three-component barium-containing compounds 1991
    1991 A 3-STAGE AMPLIFIER OF THE SINGLE-MODE RADIATION FROM A YAG-ND LASER WITH A PASSIVE SHUTTER UTILIZING THE LIF-F2-CRYSTALKvantovaya Elektronika.  18:822-824. 1991
    1991 TECHNOLOGICAL YAG-ND-LASER WITH PASSIVE LOCKING ON CRYSTALSPis'ma v Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki / Technical Physics Letters.  17:16-22. 1991
    1991 Q-SWITCHING OF A TECHNOLOGICAL YAG-ND LASER BY LIF-F2- CRYSTALSKvantovaya Elektronika.  18:223-225. 1991
    1990 OSCILLATION CHARACTERISTICS OF TUNABLE MALSAN-200 SERIES CCLSИзвестия РАН. Серия физическая / Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics / Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk. Seriya Fizicheskaya.  54:1450-1455. 1990
    1989 Controllable clarifying shut-off in a large-aperture LiF:F2- crystalSoviet Physics - Lebedev Institute Reports (English Translation of Sbornik ″Kratkie Soobshcheniya po Fizike″. AN SSSR. Fizicheskii Institut im. P.N. Lebedeva).  16-19. 1989
    1989 Spectroscopic parameters of a new passive laser gate based on MeF2:Nd2+Soviet Physics - Lebedev Institute Reports (English Translation of Sbornik ″Kratkie Soobshcheniya po Fizike″. AN SSSR. Fizicheskii Institut im. P.N. Lebedeva).  28-31. 1989
    1989 Room temperature color center laser with solid state raman shifter for 0.84-1.6 μm spectral regionProceedings of SPIE.  1033:30-32. 1989
    1988 LiF:F2- laser parameter optimization for Nd laser pumpingBulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. Physical series.  52:164-166. 1988
    1988 Room-Temperature Color Center LasersIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics.  24:1052-1069. 1988
    1987 PASSIVE Q SWITCHING WITH LiF:F//2** minus CRYSTALS IN A CONTINUOUS-WAVE YAG:Nd**3** plus LASER.Bulletin of the Academy of Sciences of the U.S.S.R. Physical series.  51:166-170. 1987
    1987 Malsan-201 automated tunable radiation-colored lithium fluoride crystal laserJournal of Applied Spectroscopy.  47:1083-1086. 1987
    1984 APPLICATION OF LARGE-APERTURE PASSIVE SHUTTERS FROM CRYSTAL LiF:F//2** minus FOR THE GENERATION OF SUBMICROSECOND SINGLE PULSES IN NEODYMIUM-GLASS LASERS WITH LARGE-SCALE ACTIVE ELEMENTS.Soviet Physics - Lebedev Institute Reports (English Translation of Sbornik Kratkie Soobshcheniya p.  34-38. 1984
    1984 VUV optical parameters of LiF and color-center formation mechanismsJournal of Applied Spectroscopy.  40:179-182. 1984
    1984 OPTIMIZATION OF THE PARAMETERS OF ACTIVE ELEMENTS OF MINIATURE LASERS UTILIZING CONCENTRATED Li-Nd-La PHOSPHATE GLASS.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  14:1125-1127. 1984
    1983 OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS OF STRONGLY EXCITED LiF:F2 - CRYSTAL LASERS.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  13:1276-1278. 1983
    1983 PULSED YAG:Nd3 + LASER WITH A PASSIVE Q SWITCH IN THE FORM OF AN LiF CRYSTAL CONTAINING F2 - CENTERS.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  13:370-372. 1983
    1982 EFFICIENT PASSIVE SWITCHES FOR NEODYMIUM LASERS MADE OF LIF:F2- CRYSTALS.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  V 12:530-531. 1982
    1982 EFFICIENT TUNABLE LiF:F2 - CRYSTAL LASERS.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  12:1125-1126. 1982
    1982 PASSIVELY Q-SWITCHED LASER UTILIZING CONCENTRATED Li-Nd-La PHOSPHATE GLASS.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  12:984-988. 1982
    1982 TRANSFORMATION OF COLOR CENTERS IN LiF CRYSTALS BY LASER RADIATION.Soviet Physics - Lebedev Institute Reports (English Translation of Sbornik Kratkie Soobshcheniya p.  1-7. 1982
    1981 TUNABLE LASER UTILIZING F2 + COLOR CENTERS IN LiF AND A HOLOGRAPHIC SELECTOR.Soviet journal of quantum electronics.  11:255-256. 1981
    Two-octave-wide (3-12 μm) mid-infrared frequency comb produced as an optical subharmonic in a nondispersive cavity

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    2017 Application of laser beam shaping for spectral control of “spatially dispersive” lasers.  357-382. 2017

    Research Overview

  • Long-term research is directed toward the development and investigation of novel vibronic active media for middle-infrared tunable lasers, passive Q-switches, and mode lockers. Prior work includes room temperature stable color center crystals and tunable color center lasers development and application. Research in the physics of color centers formation under ionizing irradiation, color center's photo chemistry, laser spectroscopy of solids led to the development of the first room temperature operable commercial color center lasers, passive Q-switches and nonlinear filters for various types of neodymium lasers from mini lasers to powerful laser glass systems. Current research interests include physics and technology of transition metal doped II-VI polycrystalline, hot-pressed ceramic, waveguides, quantum dot, powders, and composite mid-IR gain media for optical and electrical excitation, commercial tunable lasers on their basis, development of laser based techniques for environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics on the micro- and macroscopic levels, as well as Raman characterization of protein crystals, and developing of time-resolved laser induced fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy of normal and malignant tissues.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Developed and currently teach a three parts Undergraduate/Graduate Laser Physics/Laser Spectroscopy curricula. Laser Physics I & II courses include basic physics and engineering of lasers of all kinds as well as various issues of relevance to lasers and electrooptics including application of nonlinear optics harmonic generation and parametric processes. The Laser Spectroscopy course embraces basic concepts and instrumentation of laser spectroscopy as well as applications of laser spectroscopy in physics, chemistry, biology and medicine.
    Developed and taught Advanced Solid State Physics Graduate course illustrating properties of defects in crystals, defects classification, specific defect’s models, their thermodynamics, mechanisms of defects formation, optical properties of defects in crystals, localized energy levels, and application of defects to practical devices.
    Taught two semester College Physics and General Physics curricula numerous times. The first course covers kinematics, dynamics, energy, momentum, and rotational motion covers harmonic motion, waves, fluid dynamic, heat and thermodynamics. The second course covers electricity and magnetism, circuits, optics, and nuclear and modern physics.
    Directed twenty one undergraduate research projects at the UAB in the frames of NSF program Research Experience for Undegraduates and supervised four undergraduate students. Currently supervise five graduate students. Previously supervised at the UAB six post-doctoral Research Associates, thirteen physics M.S. degree graduates, ten Ph.D. degree graduates (12-physics, 2-biomedical engineering), and four Ph.D. degree graduates and 2 M.S. while at the General Physics Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Teaching Activities

  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PH582 - Laser Physics II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH792 - Physics Seminar II (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PH481 - Laser Physics I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH581 - Laser Physics I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH791 - Physics Seminar I (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PH222 - General Physics II (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH222R - General Physics II Recitation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PH201 - College Physics I (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
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  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH201R - College Physics I - Recitation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PH582 - Laser Physics II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH794 - Scientific Communications II (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH797 - Special Topics in Physics (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH799 - Research for Dissertation (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PH581 - Laser Physics I (Fall Term 2017) 2017
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  • PH798 - Non-Dissertation Research (Fall Term 2017) 2017
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  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, 1983
  • Full Name

  • Sergey Mirov