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Laser And Spectroscopy Group

The group is interested in studying the Laser Physics and Spectroscopy

Faculty Memebers For The Group

  • Academic lead: Prof. Mohamad Alsalhi
  • Prof Abdullah Aldwayyan
  • Prof. Abdallah Azzeer
  • Prof. Aslam Farooq Wazirzada
  • Prof. Nabil Tayeb Bennessib
  • Dr. Zeyad Alahmed
  • Dr. Saad Ali Algarni
  • Dr. Meshaal Alharbi
  • Dr. Rabia Qindeel
  • Dr. Reem Al-Saigh
  • Dr. Reem A. B. Alraddadi

List of Granted Patents

  1. M.S.AlSalhi, S.Devanesan “Synthesis of silver nanoparticels from Abelmoschus Esculentus Extract”. Grant No: US 10059601 B1, Aug 2018.
  2. S. Devanesan, M.S.AlSalhi, G. Periyasami and A.K. Aldalbhai “Methods of preparing biologically active derivatives from Calotropis Gigantea flowers”. Grant No: US 101119181 B1, OCT 2018.
  3. M.S. AlSalhi, S. Devanesan, Akram Ahmed Alfuraydi, Mysoon AlAnsari . Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using sesame (Sesamum indicum) oil cake and cytotoxicity study on MCF-7 Cell Line “Publication number: US 20180333433, Nov 2018.
  4. V. Masilamani, M.S.AlSalhi, S.Devanesan Spectral Method For Quantifying Hemoglobin Fragility Caused By Smoking. Grant No: US 9726679 B2, Aug 2017.
  5. S. Prasad, M.S. AlSalhi, V. Masilamani. Temperature tuned conjugated polymer laser. Grant No: US 9698561 B1, Jul 2017.
  6. V. Masilamani, M.S.AlSalhi, Karim H. Farhat, Danny Rabah, S. Prasad, S.Devanesan “Method of detecting bladder cancer by optical analysis of bodily fluids" Grant No: US 9733187 B2, Aug 2017.
  7. M. S. AlSalhi, V. Masilamani, Farjah H. Gahtani “Method of detecting thalassemia by optical analysis of blood components. Grant No: US 9347885 B2, 24 May 2016.
  8. Munir H Nayfeh, Matthew Stupka, Turki Al Saud, M.S. AlSalhi.Silicon nanoparticle photovoltaic devices. Grant No: US 9263600 B2, 02 Feb 2016.
  9. Al-Khalid Isam Zuhaier, M. S. AlSalhi, V. Masilamani, “Method for Enhancing the Shelf Life of Blood and Donor Blood by Laser Biostimulation” Grant No: US 9011766 B2. 21 April 2015.
  10. M.S. AlSalhi, Akram Ahmed Alfuraydi, S. Devanesan “Green Synthesis of Silver Nano Particles from Pimpinella Anisum Seed Extract” Grant No: US 9144544 B1, 29 Sep 2015.
  11. V. Masilamani, M. S. AlSalhi, Danny M. Rabah “Method for Discriminating Between Benign and Malignant Prostate Tumors” Grant No: US 8213005 , B2. 03 Jul 2012.
  12. 63. V. Masilamani, M. Elangovan, M. S. AlSalhi, Abdulrahman Al-Diab. “Lung Cancer Detection by Optical Analysis of Body Fluids” Grant No: US 8,208, 142, B2 – 26 June 2012.
  13. A.S. Aldwayyan, M.S. AlSalhi, A.M. Aldukhai, M. S. Alhoshan, M. N. Khan, G. K. AlChaar, Munir H. Nayfeh; "Organosilicon nanosilicon composites and fabrication methods",Grant No: US20100234204 A1 Sep 2010.

Publications: (2018-2019)

  1. Y. Chen, M. S. Molokeev, V. V. Atuchin, A. H. Reshak, S. Auluck, Z. A. Alahmed, and Z. Xia. Synthesis, crystal structure, and optical gap of two-dimensional halide solid solutions CsPb2(Cl1–xBrx)5. Inorg. Chem., 57 (2018) 9531-9537. DOI: 10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b01572.
  2. Alonizan, N. H., & Qindeel, R. (2018). Structural and magnetic properties of ytterbium substituted spinel ferrites. Applied Physics A, 124(6), 408.
  3. Qindeel, R., & Alonizan, N. H. (2018). Structural, dielectric and magnetic properties of cobalt based spinel ferrites. Current Applied Physics, 18(5), 519-525.
  4. Khan, M. I., Saleem, M., Ur Rehman, S., Qindeel, R., Hassan, U., Sajjad, M., ... & Althobaiti, H. S. (2018). Efficiency Variation of Composite Films Dye -Sensitized Solar Cells at Different Annealing Temperature. Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, 13(7), 1090-1095.
  5. Qindeel, R. (2018). Synthesis and characterization of Co-Zn based spinel ferrites. Materials Research Express, 5(8), 086101.
  6. Abdul Rahim Yaqub, N., Qindeel, R., Alonizan, N., & Ben Nessib, N. (2018). Expectation Values of the Neutral Chromium Radius. Atoms, 6(3), 51.
  7. Dere, A., Coskun, B., Tataroğlu, A., Al-Sehemi, A. G., Al-Ghamdi, A. A., Alateeq, H. M., ... & Yakuphanoglu, F. (2018). Boron doped graphene based linear dynamic range photodiode. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 545, 86-93.
  8. Alonizan, N., Rabaoui, S., Omri, K., & Qindeel, R. (2018). Microstructure and luminescence properties of ZnO: Mn nano-particles and ZnO: Mn/TiO 2 nano-composite synthesized by a two-step chemical method. Applied Physics A, 124(10), 710.
  9. Alraddadi, R. A. B., Robinson, A. P. L., Pasley, J., & Woolsey, N. C. (2018). Enhancing relativistic electron beam propagation through the use of graded resistivity guides. Physics of Plasmas, 25(2), 023104.
  10. Al-Saigh, R., Baira, M., Salem, B., & Ilahi, B. (2018). Design of Strain-Engineered GeSn/GeSiSn Quantum Dots for Mid-IR Direct Bandgap Emission on Si Substrate. Nanoscale research letters, 13(1), 172.
  11. M. S. AlSalhi, S. Devanesan, Khalid E AlZahrani, M. AlShebly, F. Al-Qahtani, K. Farhat, V. Masilamani. Impact of Diabetes Mellitus on Human Erythrocytes: Atomic Force Microscopy and Spectral Investigations. International Journal of environmental research and public health, 15 (2018), 2018: 2368.
  12. S. Devanesan, M. S AlSalhi, R.VishnuBalaji, A.J.A. Ranjitsingh, A. Anis, A A. Akram, Y A. Fulwah, S.A. Fadilah H. Ahmed. Antimicrobial and Cytotoxicity Effects of Synthesized Silver Nanoparticles from Punica granatum Peel Extract. Nanoscale Research Letters, 13(2018). 315.
  13. R. A. AbuMousa, U. Baig, M. A Gondal, M. S AlSalhi, F. Y. Alqahtani, S. Akhtar, F. S. Aleanizy, M. A Dastageer. Photo-catalytic Killing of HeLa Cancer Cells Using Facile Synthesized Pure and Ag Loaded WO 3 Nanoparticles. Scientific reports. 8 (2018), 15224.
  14. M Atif, M. S AlSalhi, S Devanesan, V Masilamani, K Farhat, D Rabah. A study for the detection of kidney Nanodisks-Quantum Dots Hybrid cancer using fluorescence emission spectra and synchronous fluorescence excitation spectra of blood and urine. Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy. 23 (2018), 40-44.
  15. M. M. Tohari, Andreas Lyras, M. S AlSalhi. Giant Self-Kerr Nonlinearity in the Metal Nanoparticles-Graphene Nanodisks-Quantum Dots Hybrid Systems Under Low-Intensity Light Irradiance. Nanomaterials. 8(2018), 18:1-8.
  16. WA Farooq, Walid Tawfik, M Atif, M.S Alsalhi, HY Zahran, AF Abd El-Rehim, IS Yahia, Sarfraz Mansoor. Evaluation of laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy for analysis of annealed Aluminum Germanium alloy at different temperatures. Materials Science and Engineering. 383(2018), 012012.
  17. R Saranya, R Azhagu Raj, MS AlSalhi, S Devanesan. Dependence of Catalytic Activity of Nanocrystalline Nickel Ferrite on Its Structural, Morphological, Optical, and Magnetic Properties in Aerobic Oxidation of Benzyl Alcohol. Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. 31(2018),1219-1225.
  18. G. Benelli, M. Govindarajan, M. S AlSalhi, S. Devanesan, Filippo Maggi. High toxicity of camphene and γ-elemene from Wedelia prostrata essential oil against larvae of Spodoptera litura (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 25(2018), 10383-10391.
  19. KH Ibnaouf, AO Elzupir, M.S. AlSalhi, Abdulaziz S Alaamer. Influence of functional groups on the photophysical properties of dimethylamino chalcones as laser dyes. Optical Materials. 76 (2018), 216-221.
  20. A. Prabhakarn, S Nagarani, S. Prasad, M. S AlSalhi, Abdullah M Al-Mayouf, Sasikala Ganapathy. Facile coprecipitation synthesis of nickel doped copper oxide nanocomposite as electrocatalyst for methanol electrooxidation in alkaline solution. Materials Research Express. 5(2018), 015512.
  21. S. Prasad, D. Durairaj, M. S. AlSalhi, J. Theerthagiri, A. Prabhakarn, Govindarajan Durai. Fabrication of cost-effective dye-sensitized solar cells using sheet-like CoS2 films and phthaloylchitosan-based gel-polymer electrolyte. Energies. 11(2018), 281.
  22. M. S. AlSalhi, A. R. Almotiri, S. Prasad, M. J Aljaafreh, Ahmad HS Othman, V. Masilamai A Temperature-Tunable Thiophene Polymer Laser. Polymers. 10(2018), 2018:470.
  23. M. S. AlSalhi, S. Prasad, M. J. Aljaafreh, Ahmad HS Othman. Broadband Frequency-Tunable Whispering-Gallery-Mode Superradiant Light from Quantum Dots in Colloidal Solution. Journal of Nanomaterials. , 3754307 (2018), 1- 9.
  24. Al-Asbahi, B. (2018). Influence of SiO2/TiO2 nanocomposite on the optoelectronic properties of PFO/MEH-PPV-based OLED devices. Polymers, 10(7), 800.
  25. Saradh Prasad, G Durai, D Devaraj, M. S. AlSalhi, J Theerthagiri, Prabhakarn Arunachalam, M Gurulakshmi, M Raghavender, P Kuppusami. 3D nanorhombus nickel nitride as stable and cost-effective counter electrodes for dye-sensitized solar cells and supercapacitor applications. RSC Advances, 8(2018), 8828-8835.
  26. A Elzupir, K Ibnaouf, H Idriss, M Ibrahem, S Prasad, M Alrajhi, M. S. AlSalhi, A Alaamer. Synthesis and Characterization of an Efficient New Liquid Laser Dye Material-Chalcone (DMAPPP). Acta Physica Polonica A. 133(2018),121-125.
  27. A. H. Reshak, Z. A. Alahmed, and J. Bila. Phase transition in BaThO3 from Pbnm to Ibmm turn the fundamental energy band gap from indirect to direct. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 771 (2019) 607–613. DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2018.08.134.
  28. Alanoud A. Aloufi, Zeyad A. Alahmed, Amel Laref, H. A. Albrithen. Strain effects on structural, electronic, and optical properties of BeO by DFT. Materials Research Bulletin, 114 (2019) 52-60. DOI: 10.1016/j.materresbull.2019.02.015.
  29. M. Aljaafreh, S. Prasad, M. AlSalhi, Z. Alahmed. Ultrafast Dynamics of Laser from Green Conjugated-Oligomer in Solution, Polymer 169 (2019) 106–114. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2019.02.022.
  30. A. Laref, M. Alsagri, Z. A. Alahmed, and S. Laref, RSC Advances 9, (2019) 16390–16405. DOI: 10.1039/c8ra10101a.
  31. M. J. Aljaafreh, S. Prasad, M. S. AlSalhi, Z. A. Alahmed, and M. M. Al-Mogren, Polymers 11 (2019). DOI:10.3390/polym11101534.
  32. Qindeel, R., & Alonizan, N. H. (2019). Improved structural and magnetic properties of Polypyrrole substituted spinel ferrites composites. Materials Science and Engineering: B, 244, 43-48.
  33. K. Sathishkumar, M. S AlSalhi, E. Sanganyado, S. Devanesan, A. Arulprakash, A. Rajasekar Sequential electrochemical oxidation and bio-treatment of the azo dye Congo red and textile effluent. Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 200 (2019), 111655.
  34. S Devanesan, F AlQahtani, MS AlSalhi, K Jeyaprakash, V Masilamai. Diagnosis of thalassemia using fluorescence spectroscopy, auto-analyzer, and hemoglobin electrophoresis—A prospective study. Journal of infection and public health. 12(2019), 585-590.
  35. YA Alsabah, AT Elden, MS AlSalhi, AA Elbadawi, MA Siddig, Structural and optical properties of A2YVO6 (A= Mg, Sr) double perovskite oxides. Results in Physics 15 (2019), 102589.
  36. M. J Aljaafreh, S. Prasad, M. S AlSalhi, Z. A Alahmed, M. M Al-Mogren. Optically Pumped Intensive Light Amplification from a Blue Oligomer. Polymers 11(2019), 1534.
  37. K. E AlZahrani, S. Devanesan, V. Masilamani, F. Al Qahtani, M.S AlSalhi, D. Canatan, K. Farhat. Facile spectroscopy and atomic force microscopy for the discrimination of α and β thalassemia traits and diseases: A photodiagnosis approach. Photodiagnosis and photodynamic therapy. 27 (2019), 149-155.
  38. M. S. AlSalhi, A. Sakthisabarimoorthi, S. Devanesan S. A. Martin Britto Dhas, M. Jose. Study on photocatalytic and impedance spectroscopy investigations of composite CuO/ZnO nanoparticles. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics. 30(30), 13708–13718.
  39. Saif M.H. Qaid, Mukhtar Hussain, Mahmoud Hezam, M.A. Majeed Khan, Hamad Albrithen, Hamid M. Ghaithan , Abdullah S. Aldwayyan, Structural and Optical Investigation of Brookite TiO¬2 Thin Films Grown by Atomic Layer Deposition on Si (111) Substrates" Materials Chemistry and Physics Vol. 225, 55–59, (2019).
  40. B.A. Al‐Asbahi, S. M.H Qaid, M. Hafizuddin H. Jumali, M. S. AlSalhi, A. S Aldwayyan. Long‐range dipole–dipole energy transfer enhancement via addition of SiO2/TiO2 nanocomposite in PFO/MEH‐PPV hybrid thin films. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 136(2019), 47845.
  41. M Atif, A Ali, MS AlSalhi, Magnus Willander. Effect of Urea on the Morphology of Fe3O4 Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Application in Potentiometric Urea Biosensors. Silicon. 11 (2019), 1371-1376.
  42. W. Bi, E. Jahrman, G. Seidler, J. Wang, G. Gao, G. Wu, M. Atif, M. S. AlSalhi, G. Cao. Tailoring Energy and Power Density through Controlling the Concentration of Oxygen Vacancies in V2O5/PEDOT Nanocable-Based Supercapacitors. ACS applied materials & interfaces. 11(2019), 16647-16655.
  43. M. S. AlSalhi, K Elangovan, AJA Ranjitsingh, P Murali, S Devanesan. Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant derived 4-N-methyl benzoic acid and evaluation of antimicrobial, antioxidant and antitumor activity. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences.29 (2019), 970-978.
  44. N. Mustapha, M. S. AlSalhi, S. Prasad. Energy transfer-enhanced external power conversion efficiency in blended polymeric thin film solar devices. Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics.30 (2019), 7840-7849.
  45. M Tohari, A Lyras, M Alsalhi . Ultrafast Energy Transfer in the Metal Nanoparticles-Graphene Nanodisks-Quantum Dots Hybrid Systems. Plasmonics 14 (2019),17-24.
  46. A.A. Alfuraydi, S. Devanesan M. Al-Ansari, M.S. AlSalhi, A.J. Ranjitsingh Eco-friendly green synthesis of silver nanoparticles from the sesame oil cake and its potential anticancer and antimicrobial activities. J Photochem Photobiol B. 192 (2019), 83-89.
  47. M. Kavin, A. Ayeshamariam, R. Boddula, A. Prabhakarn M. S. AlSalhi, J Theerthagiri, S. Prasad, J Madhavan, A. M. Al-Mayouf. Assembled composite of hematite iron oxide on sponge-like BiOCl with enhanced photocatalytic activity. Materials Science for Energy Technologies, 2 (2019), 104-111.
  48. M.S. AlSalhi, Wadah Tashish, Safaa Saleh Al-Osaif, M Atif. Effects of He–Ne laser and argon laser irradiation on growth, germination, and physico-biochemical characteristics of wheat seeds (Triticumaestivum L.). Laser Physics. 29(2019), 015602.
  49. Al‐Asbahi, B. A., Qaid, S. M., Hj. Jumali, M. H., AlSalhi, M. S., & Aldwayyan, A. S. (2019). Long‐range dipole–dipole energy transfer enhancement via addition of SiO2/TiO2 nanocomposite in PFO/MEH‐PPV hybrid thin films. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 136(32), 47845.
  50. Fuzi, S. A. A., Jumali, M. H. H., Al-Asbahi, B. A., & Qaid, S. M. (2019). Photophysical and energy transfer mechanism studies of Poly (9, 9-di-n-octylflourenyl-2, 7-diyl)/Fluorol 7GA/Poly [2-methoxy-5-(2-ethylhexyloxy)-1, 4-phenylenevinylene] ternary organic blend films. Thin Solid Films, 683, 90-96.
  51. W.A. Farooq, A.S. Al-Johani, M.S. AlSalhi, W. Tawfik, R. Qindeel. Analysis of polystyrene and polycarbonate used in manufacturing of water and food containers using laser induced breakdown spectroscopy. Journal of Molecular Structure. 1201 (2020), 127152.

List of Translated Books

  1. Prof. Dr. M. Alsalhi, A. Aldwayyan, & Others " Laser Principles and Applications by Wilson/ Hawkes".
  2. Prof. Dr. M. Alsalhi, & Others " Elementary Solid State Physics by M. Ali. Omer".
  3. Prof. Dr. M. Alsalhi, A. Aldwayyan, & Others, " Introduction to Optics by F. L. Pedrotti and J. Pedrotti".

Research Themes

  1. Effects of IR, Visible and UV lasers exposure on DSSC and Nano structured thin films of different materials.
  2. Elemental analysis of polymers, biomaterials and Nano structured using Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) with Nd:YAG laser.
  3. LIBS technique for trace element and impurity detection for industrial samples.
  4. Measurements of linear and nonlinear properties of Nano particle embedded polymers using Z-Scan technique are in process.
  5. Laser Applications in spectroscopy and materials detection.
  6. Investigation of energy transfer in donor/acceptor systems.
  7. OLEDs fabrication and characterization • Investigation of photophysical & Optoelectronic Properties of thin films.
  8. Study the spectroscopic properties of new photonic materials. An example of such material Is the Organic-Inorganic Halide (OIH) Perovskites.
  9. Study the optical and lasing properties of some nanoparticles and Nano Composites.
  10. Photo thermal deflection spectroscopy (PTDS) on different atoms such as Na and Rb using two-photon absorption.
  11. Detection technique for PTDS that has a significant improvement in the signal-to-noise ratio and in the frequency bandwidth compared with those available with current techniques.
  12. Studying chemical potentials and formation energy of a vacancy in perovskite structure using first-principles calculation method.
  13. Investigating effects of in-plane strains on structural, electronic, and electrical Properties of polar semiconductors using first-principles calculation.
  14. Investigating structural, electronic, and optical properties of several organic And inorganic compounds using first-principles calculations.
  15. Ion acceleration driven by high power lasers.
  16. Fast electron transport.
  17. Fast ignition to ICF scheme.


  1. Saif. M. H. Qaid, Mahmoud Hezam, M. Naziruddin Khan, Abdulaziz Alqasem, Abdullah Aldwayyan, Restraining Effect of Film Thickness on the Behavior of Amplified Spontaneous Emission from Methylammonium Lead Iodide Perovskite, SIOE,18, March (2018) Cardiff, UK.

Research Chair

  • Laser Cancer Diagnostic Chair


  • King Abdulaziz Medal of the First Class for Scientific Excellence by Dr. Abdullah Al-Zeer