Sergey B. Mirov

University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA

Sergey B. Mirov 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, from the P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow. He served as a Staff Research Physicist, at P. N. Lebedev Physical Institute, and a Principal Scientist at the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. His early work 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. He was awarded the USSR First 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 of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. Currently, he is a professor of physics at the UAB and codirector of the Center for Optical Sensors and Spectroscopies. His main fields of interest include tunable solid-state lasers, laser spectroscopy, and quantum electronics. In 2004 the Institute of Electrical Engineers in the UK 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 external cavity and microchip lasers. Dr. Mirov is a Member of the Optical Society of America, the American Physics Society, and the International Society for Optical Engineering. He has authored or coauthored over three hundred scientific publications in the field of quantum electronics, has published 1 book, several book chapters, and holds thirteen patents.

Biography Updated on 5 September 2007

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