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Pershin Serguei





Name: Pershin Serguei Mikhailovich
Borne: March 27th, 1949 in Ishimbay, Bashkiria, USSR, Russia.
Family: wife and three children
Nationality: Russia
Permanent Address:
Private:street Academician Vargi 20, ap.83
117133, Moscow, Russia,
tel. (007)-(095)-339-05 -39
Department's office: street Vavilov 38,
Wave Research Center of General Physics Institute of
RUSSIA, 991119, Moscow,
Mail: pershin@orc.ru
Telphone number:
(007)-(095)-135-82 -34; 952-02-26, 952-05-40
fax: (007)-(095)- 135-82 -34

Current position: Leading researcher, Heard of group: "Laser spectroscopy and remote sensing".


High School: Moscow State University, Physics department, 1966 -1972.
Undegraduation: Moscow State University, Physics department, Wave
processes and nonlinear optics facility, 1972 - 1977.
Graduation: PhD Level: Moscow State University, Physics department,
Wave processes and nonlinear optics facility, 1978;
Doctor of phys.-math. Sciences: Moscow State University, Institute of Nuclear Physics,
Physics department, 1998

Professional Experience:

1 - Teaching and Research Experience in Russia
- Yunior researcher - Department of Physics - Moscow State University: 1977 - 1980;
- Associate Professor - Department of Physics - Moscow State University: 1980 - 1985;
- Senior researcher - Head of group - Russian Academy of Sciences -
Space Reseasrch Institute, 1985 - 1991;
- Leading researcher - Head of group - Russian Academy of Sciences -
Space Reseasrch Institute, 1991 - 2001;
- Leading researcher - Head of group - Russian Academy of Sciences -
Wave Research Center of General Physics Institute, 2001- present;
- Responsible for spaceborne Laser Plasma Gun calibration for "PHOBOS-86" Russian
Mars mission in 1986 - 1989.
- Principle Investigator (and then CoPI) of Lidar Device for Mars Surveyor Lander-99
(USA - Russia project) 1996.
2 - International Research and Teaching Experiance
- Guest Scientist - Department of Physics - State University of Sofia - Bulgaria one visit in 1980.
- Invited Scientist - Prague Technical University - Czech Repablic seven visits in the period of 1986 to 1998.
- Invited Scientist, visiting Professor - Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, (PUC-Rio), Brazil, two visit in 1996-2000.
- Invited Scientist - Trieste University - Italy, one visit June, 2000
- Invited Scientist - ENEA, Frascati - Italy, one visit Oct.-Dec., 2000
- Invited Scientist - CNRS, Bordeaux - France, one visit, 2002.
3 - Other Academic Experiences
a) Three students advised at PhD level: Podshivalov A.A; Bukharov A.Yu. (diplom number KDNo066295, Moscow, 7 August, 1992); Bukharin A.V., (diplom number KTNo025343, 14 July, 2000).
b) Six students advised at master level
c) One student being advised at PhD level
d)Co-ordinator one student advised at PhD and master level in PUC Rio
e) Co-ordinator one student advised master level in Trieste University

  • Regular seminars presentations in Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory
  • Course of lectures for post graduate students of PUC-Rio ( Brasil ) on "Laser_s Physics and Laser Applications".
  • Practical course of "Optics and Lasers
    1. Basic Research in field of Laser Physics and Nonlinear Optics;
    - Laser pulse (nano-, pico- and femtosecond duration) Interaction with Matter and Processing;
    - Features of femtosecond pulse propagation in atmosphere;
    - Study of temperature evolution of cluster structure in water by Raman Spectroscopy;
    selection of different type of water by this technique.
    2. Applied Research - Environmental research by Lidar remote sensing technique.
    - atmospheric pollutants detection by using of Compact Spaceborne Lidar remote sensing
    technique ( aerosol, dust / smoke layers, cloud's height );
    - detection of seawater pollution's by fluorescence Lidar remote sensing technique;
    - estimation of the organic matter contaminations in soil surface by remote sensing Laser
    method from the mooving platform;
    - estimation of forest average height and wood / biomass storage by profile measuring with eye-safe compact Laser rangefinder from helicopter's platform;
    - analysis of element composition of condenced matter by Laser Spark Remote Technique.

    Chronicle of scientific activity

    1970 - 1978 development of the different type nanosecond lasers and Optical Parametric Oscillators for study of the nonlinear processes in different media ( harmonic generation, laser breakdown of optical elements, nonlinear spectroscopy, resonance interaction and etc.)

    1978 - 1985 development of picosecond solid state Nd:YAG laser and synchronously pumped tunable dye laser; generation of femtosecond pulses by using optical fiber compressor; narrowband filter for laser communication line;
    1985 - 1986 development of special equipment and tecnique for the special Spaceborne Laser calibration for Mars-Phobos mission in 1988;

    1986 - 1990 development of a new approach and technique for remote sensing of the element compsition of condenced matter by laser plasma generation on the surface target in the atmosphere with suppressed of atomospheric nitrogen emission lines and spectroanalysis of laser plasma emission, which wxcited by double pulse of pump;

    1990 - 1996 -development of eye-safe compact backscatter Lidar based on the diode laser and Single Photon counting detector for remote sensing of atmosphere pollution and prediction of aerosol plume spreading after the accident on a chemical plant ; new approach to remote sensing of the water surface pollution by using of diode lidar system; prepared of the first compact Lidar to Mars Surveyor Lander -99 mission as Principle Investigator at the first stage; development of fluorscence Lidar for remote sensing and analysis of the water and soil organic pollution.

    1996 - 2000 - development and installation of the fluorescence Lidar in PUC-Rio de Janeiro and mapping of the sea water pollution by this Lidar; development of new approach to study of water structure based on the Raman Spectroscopy.

    2000 - present - development and installation of the double pulse technique for Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy in ENEA, Frascati, Italy; 100 femtosecond pulse interaction with sample surafce by Sum Frequency Generation method and generation of peridical grating on the metal and semiconductor surface (Bordeaux, CNRS, France); water structure evolution in supercooled water.

    Brief biography

    Serguei Pershin born in Bashkiria (South Ural Russia Region), graduated from Moscow State University with a Ph.D in physics (1976). He worked from 1976 - 85 at the Physical Facility (Department of Wave Processes) of Moscow State Univ.. In 1985 he joined the Space Research Inst. Russian Academy of Sciences and heads of group of Laser Remote Sensing Technique for calibration of Laser Gun from Phobos-88 spacecraft remote sensing system. Pershin has published approximately 130 technical and scientific papers in referenced journals, 10 patents and has supervised about 5 dissertations. His achivements, besides Optical Parametric Oscillator and generator of pico- and subpicosecond pulses by compressed in optical fiber, include supernarrowband wide field of view optical filter for laser communication links, a new approach to laser spark remote sensing echnique under the double pulse irradiation of the target surface, development the compact aerosol diode lidar for Mars Surveyor Lander-99 mission as a Principal Investigator, and development of the new technique to study of water structure by fluorescence Lidar and spontaneous Raman scattering and deetection&mapping of the sea water pollution by remote sensing Lidar technique.

    Total of 135 publications; here follows the lists of those that appeared in the last five years:

    1. "Detection and Mapping of Oil Slicks by a Compact Diode Lidar" - S.Pershin, A.Bukharin, K.Voliak, R.Nunes and I.Corvalho Proceedings of Fourth International Conference on Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, v.1, pp. 399-404, March-1997, Orlando, Florida.
    2. "Mapping of Water skin layer pollution in Brazilian Coastal by a portable Diode Lidar"- S.Pershin, K.Voliak, R.Nunes, Proceedings of International Symposium of Water Pollution Remote Sensing Technique, v. ..., p. ... ,Slovenia, June 21-26 1997.

    3. Bunkin and S.Pershin, R. Nunes, L.C.Scavarda do Carmo, "Compact Lidar for Remote Sensing of water Pollution", Proceedings of International Symposium of Water Pollution Remote Sensing Technique, v. ..., p. ... , Slovenia, June 21-26 1997.

    4. "A study of emmision spectra of plasma induced by laser", - R.Tabares, R.Nunes, S.Pershin and A.Bunkin, Proceeding of XX National Congress Physical Society of Brazil, v. pp. , June 10, 1997, Minas Geries, Brazil.

    5. "LIBS- Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy applied to films characterization", - R.Tabares, R.Nunes, S.Pershin and A.Bunkin, R. Avillez, Proceeding of II International Congress of Material Technologies, San Paulo, Brazil, Oct. 1997

    6. "Elements analysis of the surface by laser spark technique", -R.Tabares, R.Nunes, S.Pershin and A.Bunkin, Proceeding of International Congress of Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Havana, Cuba, Oct.1997.

    7. Bunkin A.F., Pershin S.M., Kolesnikov M.P., Nunes R.and Sadovnikova L.K. Laser Fluorescence Analysis as a remote Method for Soil Organic Matter Study. Proceedings of International Symposium on Refractory Organic Substances in the Environment (ROSE), Karlsruhe, Germany, pp. 87-88, Oct.1997

    8. A.F.Bunkin and S.M. Pershin. Temperature anomalies of liquid water stretching vibrations Raman band envelope. Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Physics of Vibrations (BRAS). 1997. V.61. N. 3. PP.158-164.

    9. A.F.Bunkin and S.M. Pershin. Versatile compact lidar for remote characterization of natural water, soil, and vegetation. Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Physics of Vibrations (BRAS). 1997. V.61. N. 3. PP.164-174.

    10. S.Pershin. "The model of the temperature shifting and jumping of the Spontaneous Raman Scattering O-H band_s statistical center in water. Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Physics of Vibrations (BRAS). 1997. V.61. N 4.

    11. S.M. Pershin and A.F.Bunkin,."A jump" in the position and width of the Raman envelope of O-H valence vibrations upon phase transitions of the first and second kinds in water, Optics and Spectr. V.85, n.2, 1998, pp.190-193.

    12. R.H.Tabares, R.A.Nunes, S.Pershin, M.H.Mauricio. Analysis of the metallic film on the electronic plates by laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. Proceedings of the Brazilian Congress of the Vacuum Application at the Industry and Science. 21-23 July 1998. Sao Paulo. and will be published in Brazilian Jornal of vacuum application. 1998. N 12.

    13. Bunkin A.F., Pershin S.M. and Kolesnikov M.P., Laser Fluorescence of Soil: online remote sensing of the Earth's surface, Physics of Vibrations, 6, 249-255, (1998).

    14. Pershin S., Possibility of relict organic pigment detection on the Mars surface from the Earth, Mars Orbiter or Lander. Proc. of the Europe Geophysical Society XXVI Congress, Nice, (1998).

    15. S.M. Pershin and A.F.Bunkin, Broadened Raman Scattering band in Ice melted by Local Laser Heating, Physics of Vibrations, V.6, N4. pp.256-260, 1998.

    16. Pershin S., Nunes R., Carvalho I., Manela H., Riebau A., Butusov O. Application of an eye-safe diode Lidar for a forest biomass estimation by means of the tree profiling. Proceeding of II National Symposium on Science Instruments. Brasil. Sao Carlos. 2-4 Dec.1998.

    17. Arumov G.P., Bukharin A.V., Linkin V.M., Lipatov A.N., Lyash A.N., Makarov V.S., Pershin S.M., Tiurin A.V., "Compact aerosol Lidar for Mars atmosphere monitoring according to NASA "Mars Surveyor Program 98"- Proc. SPIE's Symposium Laser Application-98, V.3688, 1998.

    18. Bukharin A.V., Linkin V.M., Lipatov A.N., Lyash A.N., Makarov V.S., Pershin S.M., Tiurin A.V., "Russian compact Lidar for NASA "Mars Surveyor Program 98" - Proc. of 19th International Laser Radar Conference, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, p.241-244, 1998.

    19. S.M. Pershin and A.F.Bunkin, Detection of Water heating by Second Harmonic Nd:YAG Laser Pulses Using Spontaneous Raman Scattering Spectrum, Optics and Spectroscopy, V.87, N3, 1999, pp.376-379.

    20. Pershin, R. H. Tabares, R. A. Nunes. Normalized spectral lines amplitude algorithm for depth-resolved measurements of multilayered sample by LIBS. Kvantovaia Electronics, (Russian) 29, N1, 24-26, 1999.

    21. S.M. Pershin and A.F.Bunkin, Tearing Molecular Bonds and asymmetrically compressed band of Raman scattering at streching O-H Vibrations in Water of elevated salinity, Physics of Vibrations, 1999, V.7, N1. pp.39-43.

    22. A.F.Bunkin, G.A.Lyakhov, N.V.Suazov, and S.M.Pershin, Temperature Anomalies in Water Raman Spectrum: Identification of phase Transitions in Hydrogen Bond Network, Physics of Vibrations, 1999, V.7, N2. pp.75-80.
    23. S.M. Pershin and A.F.Bunkin, Direct observation of the configurational energy evolution and anomalies near some temperature points in water, Physics of Vibrations, 1999, V.7, N4. pp.217-220.
    24. A.F.Bunkin, S.M.Pershin "Instantaneous heating and temperature measuring of the local volume inside water & ice sample by remote laser technique", XVI International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics Proceedings, SPIE, v. 3732, 51-57, 1999.
    25. S.M.Pershin, A.F.Bunkin "Water heating by pulses of the Nd:YAG laser second harmonic detected by spontaneous Raman scattering", Physics of Vibrations, v.7, 44-47, 1999.
    26. A.F.Bunkin, G.A.Lyakhov, N.V.Suyazov and S.M.Pershin "Sequence of water thermodynamic singularities in Raman spectra", J. Ram. Spectr. V.31, 857-861, 2000.
    27. A.F. Bunkin A.V. Gomankov M.P. Kolesnikov S.M. Pershin A.A. Podshivalov "LASER REMOTE SENSING AS A METHOD FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF GEOLOGICAL SEDIMENTS", Phys.of Vibr. v.8, N1, 65-71, 2000
    28. A.F.Bunkin, G.A.Lyakhov, N.V.Suyazov, S.M.Pershin "Temperature anomalies in water Raman spectrum: identification of phase transformations in hydrogen bond network", Proc. XIX International Conference on Nonlinear Light Scattering Spectroscopy ECW 2000, March 2000, Moscow, p.14.
    29. S. Pershin, A.Lyash, , R. A. Nunes, R.Shellard, R. H. Tabares, Aerosol dynamics monitoring for Cosmic Ray Observatory by micropulse lidar, COSPAR, 2001.
    30. R.Barbini, F.Colao, R.Fantoni, V.Lazic, A.Polucci and S. Pershin, Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy: progress toward a tools for elemental analysis of main constitutions and trace elements in defferent condensed matrixes, Proc. of ItaRus -2001 workshop.
    31. S. Pershin, R.Shellard, S. Puliaev, A.Andrei, J.Penna, Observation of South Atlantic Anomaly influence on the Atmospheric Transparency, Physics of Vibrations, 2001.
    32. S.Pershin, A.Lyash, V.Makarov, A.Tiurin, Observation of night aerosol eruption in Moscow by microjoule lidar on diode laser, Proc. of 3d Russian National Conference "Physical problem of ecology", V.7, P.137-144, 2001, Moscow State University, Physical Department.
    33. A.F.Bunkin, S.M.Pershin, 'Laser remote sensing of ocean, soil and vegetation: methods and applications" Physics of Vibrations, v.9, 43-51, 2001.
    34. A.F.Bunkin, A.A.Nurmatov, S.M.Pershin, "Lidar for express monitoring of atmosphere aerosol distribution" Phys.Vibr. v.9, # 3, 189-191, 2001.
    35. A.P.Brysev, A.F.Bunkin, R.V.Klopotov, L.M.Krutyansky, A.A.Nurmatov, S.M.Pershin "Modification of spontaneous Raman spectrum of liquid water exposed to strong ultrasonic field", Phys.Vibr. v.9, # 3, 141-144, 2001.
    36. S. Pershin, A.Lyash, , R.A. Nunes, R.Shellard, R. H. Tabares, Aerosol dynamics monitoring for Cosmic Ray Observatories by a micropulse lidar, COSPAR, 2001. And Adv. Space Res. V.29, No.11, pp.1787-1792, 2002
    37. S. Pershin, R.Shellard, S. Puliaev, A.Andrei, J.Penna, Observation of South Atlantic Anomaly influence on the Atmospheric Transparency, Physics of Vibrations, 2001.
    38. Kwi-Joo Lee, Youngsik Park, Alexey Bunkin, Raul Nunes, Sergey Pershin, Konstantin Voliak, "Helicopter-Based Lidar System for Monitoring the upper Ocean and Terrain Surface", Applied Optics, V.41, #3, 401-406, 2002.
    39. A.F.Bunkin, S.M.Pershin, Phys.of Vibr. v.10, No.1, 51-53, 2002.
    40. S.Pershin, A.Lyash, R.Nunes, R.Shellard, and R.Tabares, Aerosol Dynamics Monitoring For Cosmic Ray Observatories by a Micro Pulse Lidar, Advances of Space Research, V.29, No.11, pp.1787-1792, 2002
    41. S. Pershin, P. Caumes, E. Freysz PULSE SHAPING OF IR FEMTOSECOND PULSES PROPAGATING IN AIR, Proc. of International Quantum Electronics Conf. (IQEC-2002), p.437, Moscow, 2002.
    42. S. Pershin, CORRELATION OF "CHLOROPHYLL" AND WATER INDEX ON MARS SURFACE, Proc. of Intern. Symp. 'Topics in Comparative Planetology- 36", Vernadsky Inst. and Brown Univ., No.MS079, Moscow, Oct. 2002
    43. S. Pershin, LIFE ON MARS AND ANTARCTICA CAN BE SUPPORTED BY WATER UNDER EXTREMELY LOW, 200 K, TEMPERATURE, Proc. of Intern. Symp.'Topics in Comparative Planetology- 36", Vernadsky Inst. and Brown Univ., No.MS078, Moscow, Oct. 2002
    44. Ivan Prochazka, Karel Hamal, Sergey M. Pershin, Solid State Detector Package for the Mars Laser Transponder, Proc. of SPIE, V.4546, 2002, Toulouse, Sept. 2002.
    45. A.Zhitov, S.Pershin, I.Suprun, A.Britov, A.Nadezhdenskii, Board Lidar based on the diode lasers for ecological monitoring, Proc. of SPIE, V.4539, 2002, Toulouse, Sept. 2002
    46. S.Pershin, A.Lyash, V.Makarov " Enhancement of range resolution to 0.01 of lidar pulse length" Technical Digest of Inter. Conference on Laser, Applications and Technologies (LAT 2002), p.234, June 2002, Moscow
    47. S.M.Pershin, A.N.Lyash, V.S.Makarov "Atmosphere remote sensing by microjoule pulses of diode-laser lidar", Physics of Vibrations, vol.9, No 4, pp.256-260 , 2001 Allerton Press, Inc
    48. Pershin S.M., Broadband fluorescence of twice-distilled water exposed to UV laser pulses, Phys. of Vibrs., V.9, No.4, pp.218-223, 2002.
    49. Bunkin A.F., Nurmatov A.A., and Pershin S.M., Study of cluster molecular structures in various types of liqiud waters using spontaneous Raman spectroscopy, Phys of Vibr. V.10, No.2, pp…61-65, 2002.