Selected Publications and Reprints

Selected Journal Publications, Book Chapters, Dissertations:

Optical Refrigeration by Epstein & Sheik-Bahae

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Sheik-Bahae, Z. Yang “Optimum operation of radiation-balanced lasers,“  IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. (2019)- In press.

Volpi, J. Meng, A. Gragossian, AR Albrecht, S. Rostami, A. Di Lieto, R.I. Epstein, M. Tonelli, M.P. Hehlen, M. Sheik-Bahae,” Optical refrigeration: the role of parasitic absorption at cryogenic temperatures,” Opt. Exp. (in press, 2019)

Yang, D. Lidsky, M. Sheik-Bahae, “Gain-embedded meta mirrors for optically pumped semiconductor disk lasers,” Optics Express, Vol. 27, No. 20 / 27882 (Sept. 2019)

S Rostami, AR Albrecht, A Volpi, M Sheik-Bahae, “Observation of optical refrigeration in a holmium-doped crystal,” Photonics Research 7 (4), 445-451  (2019)

S Rostami, AR Albrecht, A Volpi, MP Hehlen, M Tonelli, M Sheik-Bahae, “Tm-doped crystals for mid-IR optical cryocoolers and radiation balanced lasers,” Optics letters 44 (6), 1419-1422 (2019)

JR Silva, LHC Andrade, SM Lima, Y Guyot, N Giannini, M Sheik-Bahae, Investigation of allowed and forbidden electronic transitions in rare earth doped materials for laser cooling application by thermal lens spectroscopy,  Optical Materials 95, 109195 (2019)


MP Hehlen, J Meng, AR Albrecht, ER Lee, A Gragossian, SP Love, M. Sheik-Bahae, “First demonstration of an all-solid-state optical cryocooler,” Nature- Light: Science & Applications 7 (1), 15 (2018)pic1

Z Yang, J Meng, AR Albrecht, M Sheik-Bahae, "Radiation-balanced Yb: YAG disk laser, “ Optics express 27 (2), 1392-1400 (2019)

Z Yang, D Follman, AR Albrecht, P Heu, N Giannini, GD Cole, M Sheik-Bahae, “16 W DBR-free membrane semiconductor disk laser with dual-SiC heatspreader,” Electronics Letters 54 (7), 430-432 (2018)

A Gragossian, J Meng, M Ghasemkhani, AR Albrecht, M Sheik-Bahae, "Astigmatic Herriott cell for optical refrigeration", Optical Engineering 56 (1), 011110-01111 (pdf) (2017)

C Wang, M Sheik-Bahae, "Determination of external quantum efficiency in semiconductors using pulsed power-dependent photoluminescence," Optical Engineering 56 (1), 011106-011106 (2017) pdf

N Giannini, Z Yang, AR Albrecht, M Sheik-Bahae, Investigation into the origin of parasitic absorption in GaInP| GaAs double heterostructures, Proc. of SPIE Vol 10121, 101210F-1 (2017)

Aram Gragossian, Denis V. Seletskiy, Mansoor Sheik-Bahae "Classical trajectories in polar-asymmetric laser fields: Synchronous THz and XUV emission," Nature . 2016; 6: 34973.

Seth D. Melgaard, Alexander R. Albrecht, Markus P. Hehlen, Solid-state optical refrigeration to sub-100 Kelvin regime," Nature Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 20380 (2016) linkpdf

DV Seletskiy, R Epstein, M Sheik-Bahae, "Laser cooling in solids: advances and prospects," Reports on Progress in Physics 79 (9), 096401 (2016) (pdf)

Z Yang, AR Albrecht, JG Cederberg, M Sheik-Bahae, "80 nm tunable DBR-free semiconductor disk laser," Applied Physics Letters 109 (2), 022101 (2016)

Exploring ultrafast negative Kerr effect for mode-locking vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers
AR Albrecht, Y Wang, M Ghasemkhani, DV Seletskiy, JG Cederberg, M Sheik-Bahae, Optics Express 21 (23), 28801-28808 (pdf)

Chengao G. Wang, "Precise Characterization and Investigation of Laser Cooling In III-V Compound Semiconductors," PhD Dissertation, University of New Mexico (2015) pdf

Intra-cavity cryogenic optical refrigeration using high power vertical external-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VECSELs)

M Ghasemkhani, AR Albrecht, SD Melgaard, DV Seletskiy, JG Cederberg, M. Sheik-Bahae, Optics express 22 (13), 16232-16240 (2014)

M.P. Hehlen, M. Sheik-Bahae, R.I. Epstein, "Solid-State Optical Refrigeration", Book Chapter in Volume 46 of the Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, Elsevier Science & Technology (2014) pdf

Identification of parasitic losses in Yb: YLF and prospects for optical refrigeration down to 80K

S Melgaard, D Seletskiy, V Polyak, Y Asmerom, M Sheik-Bahae, Optics express 22 (7), 7756-7764 (2014)

Optical refrigeration to 119 K, below National Institute of Standards and Technology cryogenic temperature
SD Melgaard, DV Seletskiy, A Di Lieto, M Tonelli, M Sheik-Bahae, Optics letters 38 (9), 1588-1590 pdf

Cryogenic optical refrigeration
DV Seletskiy, MP Hehlen, RI Epstein, M Sheik-Bahae, Advances in Optics and Photonics 4 (1), 78-107 pdf

Materials for Optical Cryocoolers
MP Hehlen, M Sheik-Bahae, RI Epstein, SD Melgaard, DV Seletskiy, J. Mater. Chem. C 1 (45), 7471-7478 pdf

Growth and testing of vertical external cavity surface emitting lasers (VECSELs) for intracavity cooling of Yb: YLF
JG Cederberg, AR Albrecht, M Ghasemkhani, SD Melgaard, M Sheik-Bahae, Journal of Crystal Growth

Development of high quantum efficiency GaAs/GaInP double heterostructures for use in laser cooling.
DA Bender, JG Cederberg, C Wang, M Sheik-Bahae, Applied Physics Letters,102, 252102 (2013) (Editors’ Choice) pdf

Chegao.G. Wang, C. Y. Li, M. P. Hasselbeck, Babak Imangholi, and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, "Precision, all-optical measurement of external quantum efficiency in semiconductors," J. Appl. Phys. 109, 093108 (2011) pdf

W.M. Patterson, P. C. Stark, T. M. Yoshida, M. Sheik-Bahae, M.P. Hehlen, "Preparation and Characterization of High-Purity Metal Fluorides for Photonic Applications," J. Am. Ceramic Soc. 94, 2896-2901 (2011) pdf

D. V. Seletskiy, S. D. Melgaard, R. I Epstein, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and M. Sheik-Bahae, " Local laser cooling of Yb:YLF to 110 K," Optics Express, Vol. 19, pp. 18229-18236 (2011) pdf

D. V. Seletskiy, S. D. Melgaard, R. I Epstein, A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Precise determination of minimum achievable temperature for solid-state optical refrigeration," J. Luminescence, online 4 (2011)

G. Rupper, N. H. Kwong, Ch.-Y. Li, R. Binder, and M. Sheik-Bahae, " Effect of n-p-n heterostructures on interface recombination and semiconductor laser cooling " J. Appl. Phys. 108, 113118 (2010) (pdf)

D. Seletskiy, M.P. Hasselbeck, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Resonant cavity-enhanced absorption for optical refrigeration", Appl. Phys. Lett. 96, 181106 (2010) pdf

W.M. Patterson, M. Sheik-Bahae, R.I. Epstein, M.P. Hehlen, "Model of laser-induced temperature changes in solid-state optical refrigerators," J. of Appl. Phys107, 063108 (2010) pdf

W.M. Patterson, Denis Seletskiy, M. Sheik-Bahae, R.I. Epstein, M.P. Hehlen, "Measurement of Solid-State Optical Refrigeration by Two-Band Differential Luminescence Thermometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 611-618 (2010). pdf

Denis V. Seletskiy, "Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy and control of collective modes in semiconductors" PhD Dissertation, University of New Mexico (2010), pdf

D. V. Seletskiy, S. D. Melgaard A. Di Lieto, M. Tonelli, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Laser cooling of a semiconductor load to 165 K," Optics Express, Vol. 18, pp.18061-18066 (2010) . pdf

D. V. Seletskiy, M. P. Hasselbeck, J. G. Cederberg, A. Katzenmeyer, M. E. Toimil-Molares, F. Leonard, A. A. Talin, A. and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Efficient terahertz emission from InAs nanowires," Phys. Rev. B 84, 115421 (2011) [This paper was selected for PRB's Editors' Selection]. pdf

Zhang, L. Wang, S. Krishna, M. Sheik-Bahae, S. R. J. Brueck, "Saturation of the second harmonic generation from GaAs-filled metallic hole arrays by nonlinear absorption," Phys. Rev. B 83, 165438 (2011) pdf

J. Denis Seletskiy, "Ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy and control of collective modes in semiconductors", PhD dissertation, University of New Mexico, Dec. 2010. pdf

D. A. Bender, M. Sheik-Bahae, "Complementary ultrashort laser pulse characterization using MOSAIC and SHG FROG," Opt. Lett. Volume: 35 Pages: 2191-2193 (2010) pdf

Denis V. Seletskiy, Seth D. Melgaard, Stefano Bigotta, Alberto Di Lieto, Mauro Tonelli & Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, "Laser Cooling of Solids to Cryogenic Temperatures," Nature Photonics, January 2010(pdf)

Coherent Detection of Terahertz via Laser Induced Plasma with Controlled Optical Bias
CY Li, DV Seletskiy, M Sheik-Bahae, CLEO: Science and Innovations

Coherent Control of Simultaneously Generated XUV and THz Radiation in Strongly Polar-Asymmetric Excitation
A Gragossian, DV Seletskiy, M Sheik-Bahae, CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science

Wendy Patterson, "Synthesis And Evaluation Of Rare-Earth Doped Glasses And Crystals For Optical Refrigeration" PhD Dissertation, University of New Mexico (2009). pdf

M. Sheik-Bahae and Denis Seletskiy "Laser Cooling in Dense Atomic Media", Nature Photonics, 3, 680-681 (2009). pdf

Daneil B. Bender "Precision Optical Characterization on Nanometer Length and Femtosecond Time Scales" PhD Dissertation, University of New Mexico (2008), pdf

M.P. Hasselbeck, D. Seletskiy, L. R. Dawson, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Direct observation of Landau damping in a solid state plasma", Phys. Stat. Solidi (c), Vol. 5, 253-256 (2008). (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae and R.I. Epstein, "Laser Cooling of Solids", Review Article, Laser & Photonics Reviews, (2008) (pdf)

D. Bender, J. W. Nicholson, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Ultrashort laser pulse characterization using Modified spectrum autointerferomteric correlation (MOSAIC)," Optics Express, Vol. 16, 11782-11794 (2008). (pdf) See also: MOSAIC

D. Bender, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Modified spectrum autointerferomteric correlation (MOSAIC) for single-shot pulse characterization," Opt. Lett. Vol. 32, 2822-2824 (2007). (pdf) See also: MOSAIC

M. Sheik-Bahae and R.I. Epstein, "Optical Refrigeration: Advancing toward an all-solid-state cryocooler", Invited Progress Article, Nature (Photonics), Vol. 1, 693-699 (2007) (pdf)

W. Patterson, M. Sheik-Bahae, S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, M. Tonelli, and R. I. Epstein, "Anti-Stokes luminescence cooling of Tm3+-doped BaY2F8," Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 3, 1704 (2008) (pdf)

D. Bender, M.P. Hasselbeck, and M. Sheik-Bahae,"Sensitive ultrashort pulse chirp measurement," Opt. Lett. Vol. 31, 122-124 (2006). (pdf) See also: MOSAIC

Babak Imangholi, "Investigation of Laser Cooling in Semiconductors ", PhD Dissertation, University of New Mexico (2006) (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, B. Imangholi, M.P. Hasselbeck, R. I Epstein, S. Kurtz, "Advances in Laser Cooling of Semiconductors,'" Proceedings of SPIE, Photonics West (2006) (pdf)

Babak Imangholi, M.P. Hasselbeck, and M. Sheik-Bahae. R. I. Epstein, S. Kurtz, "Effects of epitaxial lift-off on interface recombination and laser cooling in GaInP/GaAs heterostructures," Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 81104 (2005) (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae and R. I. Epstein, "Can Laser Light Cool Semiconductors?," Phys. Review Lett. 92, 247403 (2004) (pdf)

Joachim Zeller, Wolfgang Rudolph and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae"Anomalous nonlinear photoresponse in a InGaN/GaN heterostructure" J. Appl. Phys., 95, 6152 (2004). (pdf)

C. W. Hoyt, "Laser Cooling in Tm-doped Solids", Ph.D. Dissertation, University of New Mexico (2003) (pdf)

Babak Imangholi, M. P. Hasselbeck, and Mansoor Sheik-Bahae, "Absorption Spectra of Wide Gap Semiconductors in the Transparency Region" Opt. Comm. 227, 337-341 (2003). (pdf)

C.W. Hoyt, M. Sheik-Bahae, et al., "Advances in laser cooling of thulium-doped glass." J. Opt. Soc. Am. B,. 20, 1066-1074(2003). (pdf)

C. W. Hoyt, M. Sheik-Bahae, R. I. Epstein, B. Edwards, J. Anderson "Observation of anti-Stokes fluorescence cooling in Tm-doped glas", Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol. 17, 3600 (2000) (pdf)

M.P. Hasselbeck, D. Stalnaker, L.A. Schlie, T.J. Rotter, A. Stintz, M. Sheik-Bahae, "Emission of terahertz radiation from coupled plasmon-phonon modes in InAs," Phys. Rev. B 65, 233203 (2002) (pdf)

C. W. Hoyt, M. Sheik-Bahae, M. Ebrahimzadeh,"High-power picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate", Opt. Lett. 27, 1543-1546 (2002) (pdf).

Hirayama, and M. Sheik-Bahae,"Real-time chirp diagnostic in ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Lett. Vol. 27, 860-862 (2002). (pdf) See also: MOSAIC

J. Zeller, J. Jasapara, W. Rudolph, M. Sheik-Bahae, Spectro-temporal characterization of a femtosecond white-light continuum by transient-grating diffraction, Opt. Comm., 185, 133-137 (2000).

M. Sheik-Bahae,"Quantum Interference Control of Current in Semiconductors: Universal Scaling and Polarization Effects.," Phys. Rev. B, Rapid Communications, vol. 60, pp. 11258-11260, 1999. (pdf)

Gutierrez, P. Dorn, J. Zeller, D. King, L. F. Lester, W. Rudolph, and M. Sheik-Bahae,"Autocorrelation measurement of femtosecond laser pulses by use of a ZnSe two-photon detector array," Opt. Lett., vol. 24, pp. 1175-1177, 1999.

W. Rudolph, M. Sheik-Bahae, A. Bernstein, L. F. Lester,"Femtosecond autocorrelation measurements based on two-photon photoconductivity in ZnSe," Opt. Lett. 22, 313 (1997).

M. Sheik-Bahae,"Femtosecond Kerr-lens Autocorrelation," Opt. Lett., 22, 399 (1997) (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae and M. Ebrahimzadeh,"Measurements of nonlinear refraction in the second-order c(2) materials KTiOPO4, KNbO3, b-BaB2O4, and LiB3O5", Opt. Comm. 142, 294-298 (1997).

M. P. Hasselbeck, E.W. Van Stryland, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Dynamic band unblocking and leakage two-photon absorption in InSb", Phys. Rev. B15, 7395-7403 (1997).

M. Sheik-Bahae, E.W. Van Stryland,"Ultrafast nonlinearities in semiconductor laser amplifiers," Phys. Rev. B, 50, 14171-14178 (1994). (pdf)

C.A. Aversa, J.E. Sipe, M. Sheik-Bahae, E.W. Van Stryland,"Third-order optical nonlinearities in semiconductors: The two-band model," Phys. Rev. B, 50, 18073-18082 (1994).

M. Sheik-Bahae, J. Wang, E.W. Van Stryland, "Nondegenerate Optical Kerr Effect in Semiconductors," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-29, 30, 249-255 (1994).

T. Xia, D.J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, and E.W. Van Stryland, "Eclipsing Z-scan Measurements of l/104 Wavefront Distortion," Opt. Lett. 19, 317-319 (1994). (pdf)

J. Wang, M. Sheik-Bahae, A.A. Said, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland, "Time-Resolved Z-scan Measurements of Optical Nonlinearities," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 11, 1009-1017(1994). (pdf)

J.U. Kang, A. Villeneuve, M. Sheik-Bahae, G.I. Stegeman, K. Al-hemyari, J.S. Aitchison, C.N. Ironside, "Limitation Due to Three Photon Absorption on Useful Spectral Range for Nonlinear Optics in AlGaAs Below Half Bandgap," Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 147-149 (1994).

G.I. Stegeman, M. Sheik-Bahae, E.W. Van Stryland, "Large Nonlinear Phase Shifts in Second Order Nonlinear Optical Processes," Opt. Lett. 18, 13-15(1993) (pdf)

G. Assanto, G.I. Stegeman, M. Sheik-Bahae, E.W. Van Stryland, "All Optical Switching Devices Based on Large Nonlinear Phase Shifts from Second Harmonic Generation," Appl. Phys. Lett., 62, 1323-1325 (1993)

D.C. Hutchings, M. Sheik-Bahae, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland, "Kramers-Kronig Relations in Nonlinear Optics", Optical and Quantum Electronics, Tutorial Review 24, 1-30 (1992). pdf

A. A. Said, M. Sheik-Bahae, D.J. Hagan, T.H. Wei, J. Wang, J. Young, E.W. Van Stryland, "Determination of Bound and Free-Carrier Nonlinearities in ZnSe, GaAs, CdTe, and ZnTe," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 9, 409 (1992). (pdf)

R. DeSalvo, D.J. Hagan, M. Sheik-Bahae, G. Stegeman, H. Vanherzeele, E.W. Van Stryland, "Self-focusing and Defocusing by Cascaded Second Order Effects in KTP," Opt. Lett. 17, 28 (1992).

M. Sheik-Bahae, J. Wang, J.R. DeSalvo, D.J. Hagan, E.W. Van Stryland, "Measurement of Nondegenerate Nonlinearities Using a Two-Color Z­scan," Opt. Lett. 29, 258(1992). (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, R. DeSalvo, D.J. Hagan, G. Assanto, G.I. Stegeman, E.W. Van Stryland, "Nonlinear Phase Shifts Using Second Order Nonlinearities," Optics and Photonics News, Vol.3, pp. 11, Dec. 1992.

M. Sheik-Bahae, A.A. Said, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland, "Nonlinear Refraction and Optical Limiting in Thick Media," Opt. Eng 30, 1228(1991).(pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, D.C. Hutchings, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland, "Dispersion of Bound Electronic Nonlinear Refraction in Solids," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-27, 1296(1991). (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland, "Dispersion and Band-Gap Scaling of the Electronic Kerr Effect in Solids Associated with Two-Photon Absorption", Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 96(1990). (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, A.A. Said, T.H. Wei, D.J. Hagan, and E.W. Van Stryland, "Sensitive Measurement of Optical Nonlinearities Using a Single Beam," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, QE-26, 760-769 (1990). (pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, A.A. Said, and E.W. Van Stryland, "High Sensitivity, Single Beam n2 Measurements," Opt. Lett. 14, 955-957 (1989).(pdf)

M. Sheik-Bahae, H.S. Kwok, "Characterization of a picosecond CO2 laser system", Appl. Opt. 24, 666 (1985).

M. Sheik-Bahae, P. Mukherjee, and H.S. Kwok, "Two-photon and three-photon absorption coefficients in InSb," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B, 3, 379 (1986).

M. Sheik-Bahae, H.S. Kwok, "The frequency spectrum of Optical Free Induction Decay ultrashort CO2 laser pulses," Appl. Opt. 25, 3333 (1986).

M. Sheik-Bahae, H.S. Kwok, "Controlled CO2 laser melting of Silicon," J. Appl. Phys. 63, 518 (1987).

M. Sheik-Bahae, H.S. Kwok, "Dynamic reflectivity switching of infrared lasers by an inhomogeneous plasma," Opt. Lett. 12, 702 (1987).

Selected Book Chapters in Nonlinear Optics

Nonlinear Optics Basics: Kramers-Krönig Relations in Nonlinear Optics, M. Sheik-Bahae, in Encyclopedia of Modern Optics, in press, Academic Press, London (2004) (preprint)

Z-Scan, E. W. Van Stryland and M. Sheik-Bahae, in Characterization Techniques and Tabulations for Organic Nonlinear Materials,M. G. Kuzyk and C. W. Dirk, Eds., page 655-692, Marcel Dekker, Inc., 1998 (preprint)

Optical Nonlinearities in the Transparency Region of Bulk Semiconductors, M. Sheik-Bahae and E.W. Van Stryland, in Nonlinear Optics of Semiconductors, E. Garmire and A. Kost, Eds., Volume 58 of Semiconductor and Semimetals, pp. 257-318, Academic Press (1998) pdf

Third Order Optical Nonlinearities, M. Sheik-Bahae and M. P. Hasselbeck, in OSA Handbook of Optics, Vol. IV, pp 17.3-17.38, McGraw-Hill, 2001 (preprint)