Gombojav Ariunbold

 Gombojav Ariunbold

Gombojav Ariunbold

Associate Professor, Experimental Atomic Molecular and Optical Physics

229 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762

Dr. Gombojav Ariunbold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at Mississippi State University.

Graduate Students

Teaching Areas

Graduate Level

  • PH 8313 Electromagnetic Theory I, MSU

Split Level

  • PH 4323/6323 Electromagnetic Fields I, MSU
  • PH 4333/6333 Electromagnetic Fields II, MSU
  • PH 4723/6723 Applications of Quantum Mechanics, MSU

Undergraduate Level

  • PH 1123 General Physics II, MSU
  • PH 2213 Physics I, MSU
  • PH 2223 Physics II, MSU
  • PH 2233 Physics III, MSU

At National University of Mongolia

  • Ultrafast and nonlinear optics, National University of Mongolia
  • The fundamentals of photonics, National University of Mongolia
  • Quantum Optics, National University of Mongolia


  • Ph. D. in Experimental Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA 2011
  • Ph. D. in Theoretical Optics/Opto-Electronics, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech, 2000


  • 2023-present: Associate Professor, Mississipppi State University
  • 2015-2023: Assistant Professor, Mississipppi State University
  • 2016-present: Head, the Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy Lab, Mississippi State University
  • 2021-present: Co-Head, the Optical Materials Lab, Mississippi State University
  • 2013-2015: TEES Research Professor, Texas A&M University
  • 2014-2015: Visiting Scientist, Baylor University
  • 2000-2002, 2013-2015: Associate Professor, National University of Mongolia
  • 2011-2012: Research Associate, University of Arizona
  • 2003, 2005-2006: Research Associate, Texas A&M University
  • 2003-2004: Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, Germany

Research Interests

  • Atomic Molecular Optical (AMO) Physics
  • Ultrafast Laser Spectroscopy
  • Optical Sensors


  • Pestov, Alexei V. Sokolov, Marlan O. Scully, Robert Murawski, Ariunbold Gombojav, Xi Wang, Vladimir Sautenkov, Hybrid technique for Coherent Anti-Stokes/Stokes Raman Spectroscopy.

Recent Publications

See full publication list here.

  • G.O. Ariunbold, S. Nagpal, and B. Semon, Quantitative time-resolved buildup in three-color coherent antiStokes Raman scattering, Spectroscopy Letters, 53, 1-8, (2020)
  • D. Pestov, R. K. Murawski, G.O. Ariunbold, X. Wang, M. Zhi, A. V. Sokolov, V. A. Sautenkov, Y. V. Rostovtsev, A. Dogariu, Y. Huang, and M. O. Scully, Optimizing the Laser-Pulse Configuration for Coherent Raman Spectroscopy, Science 316 (2007), pp. 265-268. [Highlights on photonics spectra], [Princeton University news], [Science Daily], [A perspective given by Dr. Robert Lucht in SCIENCE Magazine]
  • G.O. Ariunbold, Asymmetric spectral noise correlations in coherent Stokes and anti-Stokes Raman scatterings, OSA Continuum, 1, 832 (2018).
  • D. Pestov, X. Wang, G.O. Ariunbold, R.K. Murawski, V. A. Sautenkov, A. Dogariu, A. V. Sokolov, and M. O. Scully, Single-shot Detection of Bacterial Endospores via Coherent Raman Spectroscopy, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 105, 422 (2007).
  • G.O. Ariunbold, A Byopadhyay, K Parameswaran, J Sacher, A Sengupta, Advanced Spectroscopy in Precision Agriculture, Optcs and Photonics News, 30, 40, (2019).
  • N. Altangerel, G.O. Ariunbold, et al., In vivo diagnostics of early abiotic plant stress response via Raman spectroscopy, PNAS, 114, 3393 (2017). Research highlight by Chris Surridge “Remote phenotyping Raman reveals stress” Plant Nature, 3, 17052, 2017; Newsroom MSU by James Carskadon, “MSU physics professor’s research informs global food security”, May 19, 2017
  • G.O. Ariunbold, M.M. Kash, V.A. Sautenkov, H. Li, Y.V. Rostovtsev, G.R. Welch, and M.O. Scully, Observation of Picosecond Superfluorescent Pulses in Rubidium Vapor Pumped by 100-Femtosecond Laser Pulses, Phys. Rev. A, 82, 043421 (2010).