Mike Mirov

General Manager, IPG Photonics Southeast Technology Center

Mike Mirov received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006 and 2014. He was an engineer at the Center for Biophysical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Alabama at Birmingham from 2006 to 2010. Since then, he has been with IPG Photonics Southeast Technology Center (Birmingham, AL), where he is currently the General Manager. His research interests include laser materials, laser system engineering, and mid-infrared laser applications.

(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.
FIGURE 1. The progress of ultrafast mid-IR Cr:ZnS/ZnSe oscillators based on different mode-locking methods is compared: SESAM (squares), graphene (diamonds), Kerr-lens (circles), and by type of the gain medium: single-crystal (open symbols) and polycrystalline (solid symbols). Arrows show the record parameters obtained to date (based on the data published in references 1 and 2 and the most current results obtained at IPG Photonics).
Lasers & Sources

Mid-IR Lasers: Kerr-lens mode-locking in polycrystalline Cr:ZnS and Cr:ZnSe competes with Ti:sapphire

May 5, 2015
Kerr-lens mode-locking of polycrystalline chromium-doped zinc sulfide and zinc selenide leads to multiwatt output power, pulse durations approaching three optical cycles, and ...