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Research and Teaching Interests: Laser Spectroscopy, Molecular Sensing, Laser Physics, Nonlinear Optics, Solis-State Physics

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  • B.A., Novosibirsk State University, Russia
  • M.S., University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Ph.D., University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Martyshkin has received Ph.D. degree in physics for his work on biomedical application of Laser Spectroscopy in 2004. He has been working at the Department of Physics of the University of Alabama at Birmingham since 2006. He is currently a Research Assistant Professor and a scientist consulting IPG Photonics Corporation.

During recent years his research has been focused on physics of laser media based on IIVI semiconductor materials doped with transition metals (TM), as well as development of novel laser systems and devices for practical applications. Martyshkin has three patents, 82 publications, 14 oral presentations at internationally recognized conferences (such as Photonics West, CLEO and ASSL), and 45 contributed presentations.

  • Research Interests

    Development and characterization of novel active and passive wide-band semiconductor materials and light sources based on transition metal (TM2+, e.g., Cr2+ or Fe2+) doped binary and ternary chalcogenide crystals for laser sensing and spectroscopic applications.

    Development of sensors based on lasers spectroscopy and microscopy methods such as; Atomic Force Microscopy , Near-field Microscopy, Infrared Absorption Spectroscopy, Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopes, Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy and Photoacoustic Spectroscopy for detection of volatile organic compounds, explosives, chemical and biological toxins for counter-terrorism, environmental monitoring and biomedical applications.

    The work in progress includes:

    • Development heavy metal detection LIBS/LEAFS platform based on Cr:ZnSe/S for an ultrasensitive (sub-ppb level) and fast detection of Cd, Mn and As with sensitivity comparable to gold standards techniques such as Mass Spectrometry and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry.
    • Development of ultracompact spectral comb source with instantaneous bandwidth of 310 µm for detection of multiple trace organic molecules using infrared Dual Comb Spectroscopy.
    • Development of high power pulsed Fe:ZnSe lasers tunable in 3.8-4.9 μm spectral range for direct optical pumping of CO2 Laser.
  • Select Publications
    • S. Mirov, V. Fedorov, D. Martyshkin, I. Moskalev, M. Mirov, S. Vasilyev, “Progress in Mid-IR Lasers Based on Cr and Fe Doped II-VI Chalcogenides,” IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 21, No 1, Article#: 1601719, pp1-19, (2015).
    • Mirov, S.B., Moskalev, I.S., Vasilyev, S., Smolski, V., Fedorov, V.V., Martyshkin, D., Peppers, J., Mirov, M., Dergachev, A., Gapontsev, V. "Frontiers of Mid-IR lasers based on transition metal doped chalcogenides," (2018) IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 24 (5), art. no. 8295223
    • D. Martyshkin, V. Fedorov, T. Kesterson, S. Vasilyev, H. Guo, J. Liu, W. Weng, K. Vodopyanov, T.J. Kippenberg, and S. Mirov, "Visible-near-middle infrared spanning supercontinuum generation in a silicon nitride (Si3N4) waveguide," Optical Materials Express, Vol. 9, Issue 6, pp. 2553-2559 (2019)
    • D. Martyshkin, K. Karki, V. Fedorov, and S. Mirov, “Room temperature, nanosecond, 60 mJ/pulse Fe:ZnSe master oscillator power amplifier system operating at 3.8-5.0 µm,” Optics Express. Vol. 29, Issue 2, pp. 2387-2393 (2021)
    • D. V. Martyshkin, J. T. Goldstein, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov, "Crystalline Cr2+:ZnSe/chalcogenide glass composites as active mid-IR materials," Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 9, pp. 1530-1532 (2011)
    • D.V. Martyshkin, V.V. Fedorov, M. Mirov, I. Moskalev, S. Vasilyev, and S.B. Mirov, "High Average Power (35 W) Pulsed Fe:ZnSe laser tunable over 3.8-4.2 µm," CLEO: 2015 OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2015), paper SF1F.2
    • D. V. Martyshkin, A. V. Fedorov, A. Arumugam, D. J. Hilton, V. V. Fedorov, and S. B. Mirov, "Mid-IR volumetric Bragg grating based on LiF color center crystal," Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 9, pp. 1209-1218 (2012)
    • D.V. Martyshkin, V.V. Fedorov, C. Kim, I.S. Moskalev, S.B. Mirov "Mid-IR Random Lasing of Cr-doped ZnS Nanocrystals," J. Opt. 12 (2010).
    • D. V. Martyshkin, R. C. Ahuja, A. Kudriavtsev, S. B. Mirov, “Effective suppression of fluorescence light in Raman measurements using ultrafast time gated CCD camera,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 75(3), 630-635 (2004).

    See a complete list of Dr. Martyshkin publications on his Google Scholar page.

  • Academic Distinctions & Professional Memberships
    • Dr. Martyshkin is a member of International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) and Optical Society of America (OSA)
    • 15th Top-Downloaded Papers from Optical Materials Express in the area of Nonlinear Optical Materials