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Alexander Mintairov

Alexander Mintairov

Professor Emeritus

Department of Electrical Engineering

Professor Emeritus
College of Engineering

Email: mintairov.1@nd.edu

Phone: 574-631-9333


Ph.D, Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg, 1987

M.S., Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, 1979


Alexander Mintairov obtained M.S. degree in Applied Physics in 1979 in Electrotechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. After graduation he worked at Electro-Physical Instruments R&D Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia on fabrication and study of RF-characteristics of Nb superconductor resonators and waveguides for frequency of 3 GHz. The PhD in Physics and Mathematics was obtained in Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg in 1987, in the laboratory of Optical spectroscopy of Solids headed by Prof. A. Kapliansky. Thesis title was "Spectroscopy of Resonance Raman Scattering of MnO4- and MnO42- ions in alkali halide crystals" (thesis advisor T. Maximova). In 1987 he joined laboratory of Photovoltaic converters in Ioffe Physical-Technical Institute, St. Petersburg headed by Prof. V. M. Andreev and established Optical spectroscopy group. He joined Nano Optics laboratory in Electrical Engineering Department, University of Notre Dame at 1997 on the invitation of James Merz to develop high-spatial-resolution near-field optical scanning microscopy of single quantum dots.

Summary of Activities/Interests

Research Interests: Dr. Mintairov's research interests include near-field magneto-spectroscopy of and nano-photonic structutres. Current research projects include study of emission properties of dilute nitride materials, nano-optics of microdisk lasers, light-emitting single electron transistors and blinking phenomena in colloidal nanostructures.