Sergey B. Mirov, Ph.D.

University Professor of Physics, Electrical and Computer Engineering

PhD, Physics, P.N. Lebedev Physics Institute, USSR Academy of Sciences, 1983


Research Interests

The promise of laser research is exciting not only from the many applications, but because the physics of their function is an expression of both nature and human ingenuity. Being able, at will, to produce whatever wavelength and power from a single laser represents the ideal goal. Recognizing practical limits our laboratory is dedicated toward achieving as wide range of "color" in lasing as possible from materials such as alkali-halides and impurity-doped alkali-earth fluoride crystals prepared by exposure to ionizing radiation as well as transitional metal doped wide band II-VI semiconductor materials. Long term research is directed towards the development and investigation of novel vibronic crystalline laser media as well as novel schemes for tunable lasers. Laser based systems are being developed for fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy of optical materials, data telecommunication, for analysis of protein crystals being grown on the International Space Station, rocks on Mars, and traces of metals that are toxic components of environment. Biotechnical medical applications are pursued in conjunction with the UAB nationally renowned medical center. The Nation Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Defense, NASA and industrial partners support these research programs.

Recent Publications

"Mid-IR random lasing of Cr-doped ZnS nanocrystals", D. V. Martyshkin, V. V. Fedorov, C. Kim, I. S. Moskalev, S. B. Mirov, J. Opt. 12, 024005 (5pp), (2010).
“Progress in Cr2+ and Fe2+ Doped Mid-IR Laser Materials”, S.B. Mirov, V.V. Fedorov, I.S. Moskalev, D. Martyshkin, C. Kim, (invited review), Laser & Photonics Review, 4, No. 1 21-41 (2010).
“Semiconductor disk laser pumped Cr2+:ZnSe lasers,” Nils Hempler, John-Mark Hopkins, Nicola Schulz, Marcel Rattunde, Joachim Wagner, Igor Moskalev, Vladimir Fedorov, Sergey Mirov, and David Burns, Optics Express, 17(20), 18136-18141 (2009).
“Limitations of Adenoviral Vector-Mediated Delivery of Gold Nanoparticles to Tumors for Hyperthermia Induction,” V. Saini, D.V. Martyshkin, V.D. Towner, S.B. Mirov and M. Everts, The Open Nanomedicine Journal, 2, 27-35 (2009).
“Reduction of Nonlinear Absorption in Li2B4O7 by Temperature- and Repetition Rate-Control”, Masakuni Takahashi, Genta Masada, Ichiro Sekine, Marilou Cadatal, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Clare Byeon, Vladimir Fedorov, Sergey Mirov, Alex Dergachev and Peter F. Moulton, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 48, 112502-1-112502-5 (2009).
“10-Watt, Room-Temperature, Pure Continuous-Wave, Polycrystalline Cr2+:ZnS Laser,” I.S. Moskalev, V.V. Fedorov, S.B.Mirov, Optics Express 17(4), 2048-2056 (2009).
“Middle-infrared random lasing of Cr2+ doped ZnSe, ZnS, CdSe powders, powders imbedded in polymer liquid solutions, and polymer films,” C. Kim, D. V. Martyshkin, V.V. Fedorov, S.B. Mirov, Optics Communications 282, 2049-2052 (2009).
“Highly efficient, narrow-linewidth, and single frequency actively and passively Q-switched fiber-bulk hybrid Er:YAG lasers operating at 1645 nm,” I.S. Moskalev, V.V. Fedorov, V.P. Gapontsev, D.V. Gapontsev, N.S. Platonov, and S.B. Mirov, Optics Express 16(24), 19427-19433 (2008).
“Iron-doped CdxMn1−xTe crystals for mid-IR room-temperature lasers”, V.V. Fedorov, W. Mallory, S.B. Mirov, U. Hömmerich, S.B. Trivedi, W. Palosz, Journal of Crystal Growth 310, 4438-4442 (2008).
“Mid-infrared Cr2+:ZnSe random powder lasers”, C. Kim, D.V. Martyshkin, V. V. Fedorov and S. B. Mirov, Optics Express, 16(7), 4952-4959 (2008).
“Tunable, single-frequency, and multi-watt continuous-wave Cr2+:ZnSe lasers”, I.S. Moskalev, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov, Optics Express 16(6), 4145-4153 (2008).
“An adenoviral platform for selective self-assembly and targeted delivery of nanoparticles”, V.Saini, D.V. Martyshkin, S.B. Mirov, A.Perez, G.Perkins, M.H. Ellisman, V.D. Towner, H. Wu, L. Pereboeva, A. Borovjagin, D.T. Curiel, M. Everts, Small, 4(2), 262-269 (2008).
“Pulsed laser deposition of chromium-doped zinc selenide thin films for mid-infrared applications”, J. E. Williams, R. P. Camata, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, Appl. Phys. A, 91, 333-335 (2008).
“Mid-IR Luminescence of Nanocrystalline II-IV Semiconductors Doped with Transition Metal Ions”, C. Kim, D. V. Martyshkin, V.V. Fedorov, I. S. Moskalev, S. B. Mirov, J. of Spectroscopy, 22(9), 32-37 (2007).
”Recent progress in transition metal doped II-VI mid-IR lasers”, Mirov, V. Fedorov, I. Moskalev, and D. Martyshkin, invited paper J. of Special Topics in Quantum Electronics, 13(3) May/June 2007.
“En route to electrically pumped broadly tunable middle infrared lasers based on transition metal doped II-VI semiconductors”, V.V. Fedorov, A. Gallian, I. Moskalev, S.B. Mirov, invited article J. of Luminescence 125, 184-195 (2007).
“Mid- IR transitions of trivalent neodymium in low phonon laser crystals”, Yu.V. Orlovskii, T.T. Basiev, K.K. Pukhov, O.K. Alimov, M.E. Doroshenko, M.V. Polyachenkova, L.N. Dmitruk, V.V. Osiko, D.V. Badikov, V.V. Badikov, S.B. Mirov, Optical Materials 29, 1115-1128 (2007).
“3.77-5.05-µm Tunable Solid State Lasers based on Fe2+-doped ZnSe Crystals Operating at Low and Room Temperatures”, V.V. Fedorov, S.B. Mirov, A. Gallian, D. V. Badikov, M.P. Frolov, Y.V. Korostelin, V.I. Kozlovsky, A.I. Landman, Y.P. Podmar’kov, V.A. Akimov, A.A. Voronov, IEEE J. of Quantum Electronics 42 (9), 907-917 (2006).
"Hot-pressed ceramic Cr2+:ZnSe gain-switched laser", A. Gallian, V. V. Fedorov, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Badikov, S. N. Galkin, E. F. Voronkin, and A. I. Lalayants, Opt. Express 14, 11694-11701 (2006).
“Stimulated Raman scattering in mid-IR spectral range 2.31-2.75-3.7 mm in BaWO4 crystal under 1.9 and 1.56 mm pumping”, T.T. Basiev, M.N. Basieva, M.E. Doroshenko, V.V. Fedorov, V.V. Osiko, and S.B. Mirov, Laser Phys. Lett. 3, 17-20 (2006).
“3.9-4.8 μm gain-switched lasing of Fe:ZnSe at room temperature”, J.Kernal, V.V.Fedorov, A.Gallian, S.B.Mirov, V.Badikov, , Optics Express, 13, n 26, 10608-10615 (2005).
“Middle infrared quantum cascade laser optoelectronic absorption system for monitoring glucose in serum”, W.B.Martin, S.B.Mirov, R. Venugopalan, Applied Spectroscopy 59(7), 881-884 (2005).
“Amplification of narrow line LiF:F2+** color center laser oscillation”, A.G. VanEngen Spivey, V.V. Fedorov, M. M. McKerns, C.M. Lawson, and S.B. Mirov, Opt. Comm., 254, (2005).
“Spectroscopic studies of Molecular-Beam Epitaxially Grown Cr2+-doped ZnSe thin films”, A.Gallian, V.V.Fedorov, J.Kernal, J.Allman, S.B.Mirov, E.M.Dianov, A.O.Zabezhaylov I.P.Kazakov, Appl. Phys. Lett., 86, 091105 (2005).
“Absorption Isotherm for Hemoglobin to the Silica-water Interface”, W.B.Martin, S.B.Mirov, D.Martyshkin, A.Shaw, , Journal of Biomedical Optics, 10(2), 024025-1-7, March/April (2005).
“Application of laser beam shaping for spectral control of “spatially dispersive” lasers”, I.S.Moskalev, V.V.Fedorov, T.T.Basiev, P.G.Zverev, S.B.Mirov, Chapter 7, pp.241-267, in Laser Beam Shaping Applications, Dickey, Holswade, Shealy - Eds., Taylor & Francis, ISBN 0-8247-5941-9, 2005.