Sergey Mirov

Faculty Member and Professor, Department of Physics of the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Sergey Mirov received his M.S. degree with honors in electronic engineering from the Moscow Power Engineering Institute and his Ph.D. degree in physics in 1983 from the P. N Lebedev Physics Institute of the Soviet Union Academy of Sciences, Moscow. Since 1993, Dr. Mirov has been a faculty member at the Department of Physics of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Currently, he is a University Professor of Physics at the UAB and IPG Photonics Corporation consultant. His main fields of interest include mid-infrared laser materials, solid-state lasers, and laser spectroscopy. Dr. Mirov is a fellow of Optica (formerly OSA) and the National Academy of Inventors, a member of the IEEE Photonics Society, American Physics Society, and SPIE. He has authored or co-authored over 500 scientific publications in quantum electronics, including several books, and holds 26 patents.

(Reproduced from T. P. Butler et al., J. Phys.: Photonics, 1, 044066 [2019])
FIGURE 1. The brightness of the IPG Photonics CLPF femtosecond supercontimuum laser source is compared with that of a third-generation synchrotron and a thermal source; the inset shows the laser beam profile at the wavelengths above 6.7 µm.
Test & Measurement

Mid-infrared frequency combs open new avenues in spectroscopy, imaging, and remote sensing

Jan. 11, 2022
New developments in ultrafast mid-infrared (mid-IR) hybrid lasers enable the implementation of compact and reliable optical frequency combs for real-world applications.