Selected Publications

I. Planetary Exploration with Active Spectroscopic Techniques

(A) Stand-off Raman, LIF and LIBS Spectroscopy


Abedin, M. N., A. T. Bradley, S. Ismail, S. K. Sharma, and S. P. Sandford, Compact remote multisensing instrument for planetary surfaces and atmospheres characterization, Appl. Optics, 52, 3124-3126 (2013).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, T. E. Acosta, J. N. Porter and D. E. Bates, Single pulse standoff Raman detection of chemicals from 120 m distance during daytime, Appl. Spectrosc. 66, 1279-1285 (2012).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, T. E. Acosta and P. G. Lucey, Time-resolved remote Raman and fluorescence spectrometers for planetary exploration, in Laser Radar Technology and Applications XVII, Eds. Monte D. Turner and Gary W. Kamerman, Proc. SPIE, 8379, 83790J/1-83790J/12 (2012).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, T. E. Acosta, J. N. Porter, P. G. Lucey, and D. E. Bates, Portable standoff Raman system for fast detection of homemade explosives through glass, plastic and water, in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives (CBRNE) Sensing XIII, Ed. Augustus Way Fountain III, Proc. SPIE, 8379, 83790J/1-83790J/10 (2012).

Angel, S. M., N. R. Gomer, S. K Sharma, and C. McKay, Remote Raman Spectroscopy for Planetary Exploration: A Review, Appl. Spectrosc., 66, 137–150 (2012).

Porter, J. N., C. E. Helsley, S. K. Sharma, A. Misra, P. Lucey, D. Bates and B. R. Lienert, Two dimensional Standoff Raman measurements of distant samples, J. Raman Spectrosc. 43, 165-167 (2012)

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, S. M. Clegg, J. E. Barefield, R. C. Wiens, T. E. Acosta, D. E. Bates, Remote-Raman spectroscopic study of minerals under supercritical CO2 relevant to Venus exploration, Spectrochim. Acta, A 80, 75– 81 (2011).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, T. E. Acosta, and D. E. Bates, Compact remote Raman and LIBS system for detection of minerals, water, ices and atmospheric gases for planetary exploration, Proc. SPIE, 8032, 80320Q/1- 80320Q/12 (2011).

Gomer, N., C. Gordon, P. Lucey, S. Sharma, J. Carter, and S. Angel, Raman Spectroscopy Using a Spatial Heterodyne Spectrometer: Proof of Concept, Appl. Spectrosc. 65, 849-857 (2011).

Sharma, S.K., A.K. Misra, S. M. Clegg, J. E. Barefield, R. C. Wiens, and T. Acosta, Time-resolved remote Raman study of minerals under supercritical CO2 and high temperatures relevant to Venus exploration, Phil. Trans. Royal. Soc. A, 368, 3167 – 3191 (2010).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, T. E. Acosta, P. G. Lucey and M. Nurul Abedin, Compact Time-Resolved Remote Raman System for Detection of Anhydrous and Hydrous Minerals and Ices for Planetary Exploration, Proc. SPIE, 7691, 76910F/1- 76910F/11 (2010).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, D. E. Bates and T. E. Acosta, Compact standoff Raman system for detection of homemade explosives, Proc. SPIE, 7665, 76650U/1-76650U/11 (2010).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, P. G. Lucey and R. C. F. Lentz, A combined remote Raman and LIBS Instrument for characterizing minerals with 532 nm laser excitation, Spectrochim. Acta, A, 73, 468-476 (2009).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, and U. N. Singh, Remote Raman spectroscopy of minerals at elevated temperature relevant to Venus exploration, Proc. SPIE , 7153, 715307/1- 715307/11 (2008).

Garcia, C. S., M. N. Abedin, S. Ismail, S. K. Sharma, A. K. Misra, S. P. Sandford, and H. Elsayed-Ali, Design and build a compact Raman sensor for identification of chemical composition, Proc. SPIE 6943, 69430I/1 - 69430I/7 (2008).

Chen, T., J. M. J. Madey, F. M. Price, S. K. Sharma, and B. Lienert, Remote Raman Spectra of Benzene Obtained from 217 Meters Using a Single 532 nm Laser Pulse, Appl. Spectrosc., 61, 624-629 (2007).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, P. G. Lucey, R. C.F. Lentz, and C. H. Chio, Stand-off Raman Instrument for Detection of Bulk Organic and Inorganic Compounds, SPIE Proc. 6554, 6554-04 (2007).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, P. G. Lucey, R. C.F. Lentz, and C. H. Chio, Daytime rapid detection of minerals and organics from 50 and 100 m distances using a Remote Raman system, Proc. SPIE, 6681, 66810C/1-66810C/1-14 (2007).

S. K. Sharma, New trends in telescopic remote Raman spectroscopic instrumentation, Spectrochim. Acta, Part A, 68, 1008-1022 (2007).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, P. G. Lucey, R.C. Wiens and S.M. Clegg, Combined Remote LIBS and Raman Spectroscopy of Sulfur-Containing Minerals, and Minerals Coated with Hematite and Covered with Basaltic Dust at 8.6 m, Spectrochim. Acta, Part A, 68 , 1036-1045 (2007).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra and P. G. Lucey, A combined remote Raman and fluorescence spectrometer system for detecting inorganic and biological materials, Proc. SPIE , 6409, 64090K1-64090K9 (2006).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, P. G. Lucey, S. M. Angel, C. P. McKay, Remote pulsed Raman spectroscopy of inorganic and organic materials to a radial distance of 100 meters, Appl. Spectrosc. 60, 871-876 (2006).

Misra, A. K., S.K. Sharma and P.G. Lucey, Remote Raman spectroscopic detection of minerals and organics under illuminated condition from 10 m distance using a single 532 nm laser pulse, Applied Spectrosc. 60, 223-228 (2006).

Wiens, R. C., S. K. Sharma, J. Thompson, A. Misra, P. G. Lucey, Joint Analyses by Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Raman Spectroscopy at Stand-Off Distances, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2324-2334 (2005).

Stopar, J. D., P. G. Lucey, S. K. Sharma, A. K. Misra, G. J. Taylor, H. W. Hubble, Raman efficiencies of natural rocks and minerals: Performance of a remote Raman system for planetary exploration at a distance of 10 meters, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2315-2323 (2005).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, and B. Sharma, Portable remote Raman system for monitoring hydrocarbon, gas hydrates and explosives in the environment, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2404-2412 (2005).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, C. H. Chio, P. G. Lucey, and B. Lienert, Pulsed remote Raman system for daytime measurements of mineral spectra, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2281-2287 (2005).

Bozlee, B. J. A. K. Misra, S. K. Sharma, and Melissa Ingram, Remote Raman and fluorescence studies of mineral samples, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2342-2348 (2005).

Carter, J. C., J. Scaffidi, S. Burnett, B. Vasser, S. K. Sharma, S. M. Angel, Stand-off Raman detection using dispersive and tunable filter based systems, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2288-2298 (2005).

Sharma, S. K., S. Ismail, S. M. Angel, P. G. Lucy, C. P. McKay, A. K. Misra, P. J. Mouginis-Mark, H. Newsom, U. N. Singh, and G. J. Taylor, Remote Raman and Laser-induced Fluorescence (RLIF) Emission Instrument for Detection of Minerals, organic and Biogenic Materials on Mars to 100 Meters Radial Distance, in C. A. Nardell, J.-H Yee, J. B. Garvin, P. G. Lucey (Editors), Instruments, Science, and Methods for Geospace and Planetary Remote Sensing, Proc. SPIE, 5660, 128-138 (2004).

Sharma, S. K., P. G. Lucey, M. Ghosh, H. W. Hubble and K. A. Horton, Stand-off Raman Spectroscopic Detection of Minerals on Planetary Surfaces, Spectrochim. Acta A, 59, 2391-2407 (2003).

Sharma S.K., S.M. Angel, M. Ghosh, H.W. Hubble and P.G. Lucey, A remote pulsed-laser Raman spectroscopy system for mineral analysis on planetary surfaces to 66 meters. Appl. Spectrosc., 56, 699-705 (2002).

Carter, J. C., D. N. Stratis, S. K. Sharma and S. M. Angel, Feasibility of remote Raman imaging using tunable filters, Proc. SPIE, 3856, 57-69, (1999).


(B) Micro-Raman –Planetary Applications


Acosta, T. E., E. R. D. Scott, S. K. Sharma, and A. K. Misra, Micro-Raman mapping of mineral phases in the strongly shocked Taiban ordinary Chondrite, Amer. Mineral. (In Press, 2013).

Chio, C. H., S. K. Sharma, L.-C. Ming, D. W. Muenow, Raman spectroscopic investigation on JarositeYavapaiite stability, Spectrochim. Acta, A 75, 162-171 (2010).

Beard, S., B. R. Frost, P. Fryer, A. McCaig, R. Searle, B. Ildefonse, P. Zinin, S. K. Sharma Onset and progression of two-stage serpentinization and magnetite formation in olivine-rich troctolite, core 227, IODP hole U1309D". J. Petrol., 50, 387-403 (2009).

Chio, C. H., S. K. Sharma, and D. W. Muenow, Micro-Raman studies of hydrous ferrous sulfates and jarosites, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2428-2433 (2005).

Chio, C. H., S. K. Sharma, and D. W. Muenow, Raman spectroscopic studies of gypsum between 33 and 374 K, American Mineral., 89, 390-395 (2004).

Chio, C. H., Shiv K. Sharma, Paul G. Lucey and David W. Muenow , Effects of particle size and laser-induced heating on the Raman spectra of alpha-quartz grains, Applied Spectroscopy, 57, 774-783 (2003).

Fagan, T. J., E. R. D. Scott, K. Keil, T. F. Cooney, S. K. Sharma, Formation of feldspathic, metallic, and enstatitic melts by shock in enstatite chondrite Reckling Peak A80259, Meteorit. Planet. Sci. 35, 319-329 (2000).

Cooney, T. F., E. R D. Scott, A. N. Krot, S. K. Sharma and A. Yamaguchi, Vibrational spectroscopic study of minerals in the Martian meteorite ALH84001, Amer. Mineral. 84, 1569-1576 (1999).


II. Micro-Raman & Surface-Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy

Biomedical & Materials Applications


Paret, M. L., S. K. Sharma, and A. L. Alvarez, Characterization of bio-fumigated Ralstonia solanacearum cells using micro-Raman spectroscopy, and observations using electron microscopy, Phytopathology, 102, 105-113 (2012).

Sandipan, D., S. R. Salpage, M. D. Smith, S. K. Sharma, and L. S. Shimizu, A trinuclear silver coordination polymer from a bipyridine bis-urea macrocyclic ligand and silver triflate, Inorg. Chem. Communications, 15, 88-92 (2012)

Zinin, P. V.,  N. Hu, L. E. Kamemoto, Q. Yu, A. K. Misra and S. K. Sharma, Raman spectroscopy of HIV-1 antigen and antibody, Proc. SPIE,  8025, 80250D/1-80250D/7 (2011).

Dykes, A. C., L. Kamemoto, A.K. Misra, and S. K. Sharma, nitrocellulose-based SERS immunosensor for detection of biological molecules, Proc. SPIE, 8025, 802503/1- 802503/11 (2011).

Misra, A. K., L. E. Kamemoto, N. Hu, A. C. Dykes, Q. Yu, P. V. Zinin and S. K. Sharma Micro-Raman Spectroscopy study of ALVAC virus infected chicken embryo cells, Proc. SPIE, 8025, 80250C/1-80250C/13 (2011).

Sharma, S. K., A. C. Dykes, A. K. Misra, L. E. Kamemoto, and D. E. Bates, Raman discrimination of bacterial strains using multilayered microcavity substrates, Proc. SPIE, 8025, 802508/1- 802508/11 (2011).

Sharma, S., S. Chaudhary,S. C. Kashyap,and S. K. Sharma, Room temperature ferromagnetism in Mn doped TiO2 thin films: Electronic structure and Raman investigations, J. Appl. Phys. 109, 083905/1– 083905/7 (2011).

Kamemoto, Lori, Anupam K. Misra, Shiv K. Sharma, Marc T. Goodman, Hugh Luk, Ava C. Dykes, and Tayro Acosta, Near-Infrared Micro-Raman Spectroscopy for in vitro Detection of Cervical Cancer. Appl. Spectrosc. 64 (3) 255-261, 2010.

Paret, M. L., S. K. Sharma, L. M. Green and A. M. Alvarez, Biochemical Characterization of Gram-positive and Gram-negative Plant-Associated Bacteria with Micro-Raman Spectroscopy, Appl. Spectrosc. 64, 433-441, 2010.

Zinin, Pavel V., Anupam Misra, Lori Kamemoto, Qigui Yu, Ningjie Hu and Shiv K. Sharma, Visible, near-infrared and UV laser excited Raman spectroscopy of the monocytes/macrophages (U937), cells, J. Raman Spectrosc., 41, 268-274 (2009).

Zinin, P. V., L.-C. Ming, S. K. Sharma, V. N. Khabashesku, X. Liu, S. Hong, S. Endo, T. Acosta, Ultraviolet and near-infrared Raman spectroscopy of graphitic C3N4 phase, Chem. Phys. Lett, 472, 69–73 (2009).

Kashyap; S. C., K. P Bhatti, S. Chaudhary, D. K. Pandya and S. K. Sharma, Chemically Synthesized Ferromagnetic Zn1-xCoxO Nanocrystals: Raman Investigations, Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic, and Nano-Metal Chemistry, 39, 216 – 220 (2009).

Zinin, P.V., X.R. Liu, L.C. Ming, S.K. Sharma, Y. Liu and S.M. Hong, Ultraviolet and visible Raman spectroscopies of the graphitic BCx phases, Diamond and Related Materials, 18, 1123-1128 (2009).

Sharma, S. K., A. K. Misra, L. Kamemoto, A. Dykes and T. Acosta, New Micro-cavity Substrates for Enhancing Raman Signals of Microscopic Samples, Proc. SPIE, 7313, 73130F/1-73130F/10, (2009).

Misra, A. K., S. K. Sharma, L. Kamemoto, P. V. Zinin, Q. Yu, N. Hu and L. Melnick, Novel micro-cavity substrates for improving the Raman signal from submicron size materials, Appl. Spectrosc. 63, 373-377 (2009).

Zinin, P. V., L. C. Ming, S. K. Sharma, S. M. Hong, Y. Xie, T. Irifune, T. Shinmei, "Synthesis of new cubic C3N4 and BCx phases under high pressure and high temperature", J. Phys.: Conf. Ser., 121, 062002 (2008).

Zinin, P. V., L. C. Ming, I. Kudryashov, N. Konishi,  S. K. Sharma. "Raman spectroscopy of the BC3 phase obtained under high pressure and high temperature". J. Raman Spectrosc. 38, 1362-1367 (2007).

Zinin, P. V., A. Misra, L. Kamemoto, Q. Yu and S. K. Sharma, Emulated transmission in confocal Raman microscopy, J. Optical Soc. Amer. 24 B, 2779-2783 (2007).

Ming, L C., Y Nakamoto, S Endo, C H Chio, and S K Sharma, Phase Transformations of
α-cristobalite GaPO4 at pressures to 52 GPa, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 19, 425202 (5pp) (2007).

Chio, C. H., Shiv K. Sharma, and David W. Muenow, The hydrates and deuterates of ferrous sulfate (FeSO4): a Raman spectroscopic study, J. Raman Spectrosc.38, 87-99 (2007).

Zinin, P. V., I. Kudryashov, N. Konishi, L. C. Ming, V. L. Solozhenko, S. K. Sharma, Identification of the diamond-like B-C phase by confocal Raman spectroscopy, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2386-2389 (2005).

Ming, L. C., Shiv K. Sharma, A.J. Jayaraman, Y. Kobayashi, E. Suzuki, S. Endo, V. Prakapenka and D. Yang, X-ray diffraction and Raman studies of the CuGeO3 (III)-(IV) transformation under high pressures, Spectrochim Acta A, 61, 2418-2422, 2005.

Hubble, H. W., I. Kudryashov, V. L. Solozhenko, P. V. Zinin, S. K. Sharma and L.C. Ming, Raman studies of cubic BC2N, a new superhard material, J. Raman Spectrosc., 34, 822-825, 2004.

Windisch, C. F., Jr., K. F. Ferris, G. J. Exarhos, and S. K. Sharma, Influence of Temperature and electronic disorder on the Raman spectra of nickel cobalt oxides. J. Applied Phys., 92, 5572-5574 (2002).

Windisch, C. F., Jr., K. F. Ferris, G. J. Exarhos, and S. K. Sharma, Conducting spinel oxide films with infrared transparency, Thin Soild Films, 420: 89-99 (2002).

Jayaraman, A., S. R. Shieh, S. K. Sharma, L. C. Ming, and S. Y. Wang, Pressure-induced phase transitions in CuGeO3 from Raman Spectroscopy, J. Raman Spectroscopy, 32, 167-175, (2001).

II. Atmospheric Lidar Publications (selected)


Lienert, B. S. K. Sharma, T. Chen, F. Price and J. M. J. Madey, Modeling of collection efficiency in lidar spectroscopy, Proc. SPIE, 5887, 58870V1-58870V5, 2005.

Porter, J. N., B. R. Lienert, S. K. Sharma, E. Lau and K. Horton Vertical and horizontal aerosol scattering fields over Bellows Beach, Oahu, during SEAS Experiments. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 20, 1375-1387, 2003.

Lienert, B. R., J. N. Porter and S. K. Sharma (2003) Aerosol Size Distributions from Genetic Inversion of Polar Nephelometer Data, J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 20, 1403–1410, 2003.

Porter, J. N., K .A Horton; P. J. Mouginis-Mark; B. Lienert, S. K. Sharma, E. Lau, A. J. Sutton; T. Elias and C. Oppenheimer, Sun photometer and lidar measurements of the plume from the Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Pu'u O'o vent: Aerosol flux and SO2 lifetime, Geophysical Res. Letters, 29, pp. 30-1 to 30-4, 2002.

Sharma, S. K., J. N. Porter, A. K. Misra, H. W. Hubble, and P. Menon, Portable stand- off Raman and Mie-Rayleigh lidar for cloud, aerosols, and chemical monitoring, Proceedings SPIE, #5154Lidar Remote Sensing for Environment Monitoring IV, edited by Upendra N. Singh, pp. 1-14 (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2003). 

Porter, J.N., B. Lienert, S. K. Sharma, and H. W. Hubble, A Small Portable Mie-Rayleigh Lidar System to Measure Aerosol Optical and Spatial Properties, J. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Tech., 19, 11, 1873-1877, 2002. 

Porter, J.N., K. Horton, P. Mouginis-Mark, B. Lienert, E. Lau, S.K. Sharma, J. Sutton, T. Elias, and C. Oppenheimer, Lidar and Sun Photometer  Measurements of The Hawaii Pu’u O’o Volcano Plume: Estimates of SO2 and Aerosol Flux Rates and SO2 Lifetimes, Geo. Res. Let., 29,  2002. 

J. N. Porter, S. K. Sharma, and B. R. Lienert, Obtaining Calibrated Marine Aerosol Extinction Measurements Using Horizontal Lidar Measurements, Differential Lidar-Target Measurements and A Polar Nephelometer, SPIE Meeting, Sendai, Japan, 2000. 

Porter, J.N., S.K. Sharma, B. R. Lienert, E. Lau and K. Horton, Vertical and Horizontal Aerosol Scattering Fields Over Bellows Beach, Oahu During the SEAS Experiment,  J. Atmospheric and Oceanic Tech., 20, 1375-1387, 2002. 

A. Clarke, V. Kapustin, S. Howell, K. Moore and B. Lienert, Coastal Influences on Marine Aerosol Production from Breaking Waves: Implications for the Shoreline Environment Aerosol Study,  J. Atmospheric and Oceanic Tech., 20, 1362-1374, 2003.

Lienert, B. R., J. N. Porter and S. K. Sharma, Aerosol Size Distributions from Genetic Inversion of Polar Nephelometer Data,  J. Atmospheric and Oceanic, 20, 1403-1410, 2002. 

Lienert, B.R., J.N. Porter, and S.K. Sharma, A 50 MHz Logarithmic Amplifier for use in Lidar Measurements, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech, 19, 654-657, 2002, 2001.


Lienert, B.R., J.N. Porter, and S.K. Sharma, Repetitive Genetic Inversion of Optical Extinction Data , Applied Optics , 40, 3476-3482, 2001. 

J. N. Porter, B. Lienert, and S. K. Sharma, Using Horizontal and Slant Lidar Measurements To Obtain Aerosol Scattering Coefficients From A Coastal Lidar In Hawaii, J. Atmos. Oceanic Techn., 17, 1445-1454, 2000. 

Clarke, A., V. Kapustin, S. Sharma, B. Lienert, J. Porter, K. Moore, D. Covert, T. Anderson, S. Magonis, E. Saltzman, S. Howell, and N. Ahlquist. New Instruments and Tools for Measurement of Marine Aerosol Microphysics, Chemistry, and Optical Effects. Ocean Optics, Monaco, pp. 4, 2000.

J. Porter, B. Lienert, S. K. Sharma, Using Horizontal and Slant Lidar Measurements to Obtain Aerosol Scattering Coefficients from a Coastal Lidar in Hawaii, Journal of atmospheric and Oceanic Technology17, 1445-1454, 2000.

Lienert, B.R., J.N. Porter and S.K. Sharma, Real time analysis and display of scanning lidar scattering data, Marine Geodesy, 22, p259-265, 1999.

R. J. Burke, C. E. Helsley, S. K. Sharma, C. Kumar N. Patel, John M. J. Madey, High performance FEL for the proposed PEARL research platform, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Phys. Research, B 144, 99-106, 1998.

Sharma, S. K., B. R. Lienert, J. N. Porter and A. D. Clarke, Scanning lidar imaging of marine aerosol fields generated by breaking waves, in U. N. Singh, S. Ismail, and G. K. Schwemmer (eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Laser Radar Conference, July 6-10, 1998, Annapolis, Maryland, Part 2, pp. 673-676, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia, USA, 1998.

Sharma, S. K., C. E. Helsley, R. J. Burke, D. M. Tratt, R. L. Collins and C. K. N. Patel, Ship-based free electron laser (FEL) lidar for oceanic and atmospheric research. Recent Advances in Marine Science and Technology ’96, pp.191-204  PACON International, Honolulu, USA, 1997.

Gauldie, R. W., C. E. Helsley and S. K. Sharma, Casting new light on fisheries monitoring problems: The LIDAR. Canadian J. Fisheries & Aquat. Sci., 53, 1459-1468, 1996.