Expert has designed Diode Pumped Solid State Lasers (DPSSL's) for over 25 years. He has designed and delivered 37 different kinds of lasers over the past 15 years. He is extremely experienced in DPSSL's, non-linear optics, harmonic generation, optical parametric oscillators (OPO's), and electro-optics. He has significant experience as an Optical Systems Engineer. He also has experience with fiber optics, and optical sensing systems.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities:
Seattle, Washington - Tacoma, Washington - Bellevue, Washington - Everett, Washington - Federal Way, Washington - Kent, Washington - Bellingham, Washington - Lakewood, Washington - Renton, Washington
Responsibilities: Successfully developed a commercial laser business with no investment capital. Brought in $10MM revenue over 14 years. Corporate management, Employee management, Program management, Laser and Optical Design, Electronics Design, Mechanical Engineering Oversight
Years: 1995 to 2001
Employer: Aculight Corporation
Title: Product Development Manager
Responsibilities: Managed and performed laser design work for multiple laser development programs simultaneously. Wrote proposals and won multiple successful SBIR development programs from NASA, the US Army, and USAF. Managed several employees during the course of the programs.
Years: 1993 to 1995
Employer: Cygnus Laser Corporation
Title: VP of Engineering
Responsibilities: Won multiple SBIR contracts from the US Navy, Air Force, NSF, and NASA, both Phase I and II, to develop laser and optical parametric oscillator (OPO) technology. Did optical, mechanical, and electrical design work and experimentation for these programs
Years: 1983 to 1993
Employer: Pierce Engineering
Responsibilities: Consulting sole proprietorship which developed electronic systems, precision temperature controllers, microprocessor control systems, and software development consulting in several different computer languages.
Associations / Societies
Member of SPIE; Chaired the Non-linear Optical session at SPIE Photonics West
Member of OSA
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has delivered presentations at international conferences and authored over 20 publications in the technical areas of diode pumped solid state lasers, flash-lamp pumped lasers, non-linear optics, and optical parametric oscillators. He has two patents.