Expert in Lasers, Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber-Optics, and Applications
Expert has taught many courses on Lasers and Laser Applications.
His significant background in fundamental and applied physics has allowed Expert to gain expertise in many aspects of fiber optics. He is familiar with light coupling into and out of fibers, power handling capabilities, f numbers (numerical aperture), and transmission loss (dependence on wavelength, fiber properties, bending, alignment). He has worked with fiber sensors such as fiber optic gyros, temperature, and other environmental sensors. He has some familiarity with optical time domain reflectometry, couplers, and splicing. He teaches classes in Fiber-Optics
He has designed, built and tested various laser and lamp fiber optics systems for materials processing, illumination, and communications.
Expert has worked extensively with optical systems such as refractor and reflector telescopes, lenses, mirrors, prisms and gratings, holographic and machined optical elements. He is knowledgeable regarding optical thin film coating properties and equipment. He can answer questions on specialized optical components such as polarizers, frequency doublers and triplers, Raman shifters, and optical parametric converters (oscillators and amplifiers). Expert has measured properties of plasmas, gases, and solid materials using various grating spectrographs, both with single-element detectors (photomultipliers) and diode arrays. He has worked with residual gas analysis using both optical and atomic spectrum analyzers.
Expert has employed lasers for a wide variety of applications including communication, navigation, laser radar, lidar, rangefinding, remote sensing, and material processing (annealing, heat treating, cutting, welding). He has a thorough understanding of laser resonator optics, beam projectors, laser beam propagation effects, beam quality and beam focusing. He has also developed computer codes for laser system and application modeling.
Expert has designed, built, and tested a variety of ladar (laser radar) and lidar systems. These include: Doppler and micro-Doppler CO2 ladar for target ID; imaging lidar based on diode lasers and range-gated intensified charge; coupled device cameras for target identification; laser illuminators for ICCCD cameras; and rangefinders based on diode pumped Nd:YAG both at the fundamental frequency and second harmonic. Recent work includes significant activities in the area of Laser Range Finders - intellectual property and technology issues.
With established skills in mathematics and computing, Expert has developed several numerical models of various systems and applications. He has used spreadsheets, Basic, and C code to analyze systems and applications such as laser system recurring and non-recurring costs, laser beam propagation, and laser beam characterization.
Expert has extensive knowledge of plasma physics and plasma properties including aspects of glow discharge and arcs as well as issues surrounding electron and ion beams. He has developed and used a wide variety of devices for generating plasmas and ionized gases by various RF and DC excitation means. He is familiar with ionization by contact, electron impact, photo excitation, and other methods. He has worked with refractory metals, alkali metals, alkaline earth metals, and ceramics.
Expert has designed, built, and tested extremely high-performance ring laser gyroscopes. He has tested the gas gain medium, mirrors, and optical resonators. He is familiar with sources of bias, lock-in, and other error sources and methods of reduction.
Expert has designed, built and tested a number of CO2 lasers including CW and pulsed waveguide lasers, both DC and RF driven.
Expert has developed and integrated into various systems highly coherent laser systems capable of coherent beam combining to produce scanning beam, and pulses of various duration and pulse repetition frequency.
Expert has designed, built, and tested a variety of frequency-stabilized lasers for a variety of applications. These include: ultra-stable HeNe ring laser gyroscopes based on Zerodur cavities and stabilized plasma discharge (RI, NED); ultra-stabilized CO2 lasers based on ceramic cavities, and both piezoelectric length tuners and electrooptic tuners used for micro-Doppler LADAR for target identification (RI); and single-mode stabilized argon ion laser with stabilized resonator, and etalon length tuner for scientific applications (ALC).
Expert has evaluated Laser Range Finders, and selected superior vendors (2010, two companies).He reviewed various patents and searched for superior technology, and infringement (2009, 2008 two companies). Expert analyzed and supported design work for a Solar PhotoVoltaic system (2008). Expert supported the design of a Laser Range Finder (2007). Expert provided analysis, design, and development support on about a dozen projects (2000-2004).
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California - San Diego, California - Long Beach, California - Santa Ana, California - Anaheim, California - Riverside, California - Glendale, California - Huntington Beach, California - San Bernardino, California - Chula Vista, California
|Year: 1976||Degree: Ph.D.||Subject: Plasma Physics||Institution: University of California, Irvine|
|Year: 1970||Degree: M.A.||Subject: Physics||Institution: University of California, Irvine|
|Year: 1968||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Physics (with honors)||Institution: California State Polytechnic University|
|Year: 1968||Degree: B.S.||Subject: Mathematics||Institution: California State Polytechnic University|
|Years: 2005 to 2011||Employer: Scientific Applications & Research Associates, Inc.||Title: Senior Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: He invented solutions to various applications to win 8 R&D contracts on which he was Principle Investigator, or had another senior role. One patent for a "Laser Dazzler".|
|Years: 1997 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Chief Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert leads R&D efforts in lasers, optics, electro-optics, and fiber-optics.|
|Years: 2001 to 2002||Employer: Xybion Electronic Systems||Title: Principal Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert performed systems engineering and developed illuminators for advanced camera systems.|
|Years: 1990 to 2000||Employer: Science Applications International Corp.||Title: Senior Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for R&D on lasers, and fiber-optical and electro-optical projects.|
|Years: 1995 to 1999||Employer: Rockwell/Boeing||Title: Prinicipal Engineer||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was an integrated product team leader on laser projects including EAGLE, RE on ALLTV, and technology integration.|
|Years: 1983 to 1995||Employer: J.P.H. Professional Services, Inc.||Title: President/Chief Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for company consulting services, and product development.|
|Years: 1988 to 1989||Employer: General Dynamics Laser Systems Laboratory||Title: Chief Scientist/Manager of Advanced Technology Department||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for laser, and laser system, development.|
|Years: 1980 to 1982||Employer: Rockwell International||Title: Staff Scientist||Department:||Responsibilities: He was responsible for advanced ring laser gyroscope development.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1992 to 1999||Country / Region: Scotland, United Kingdom||Summary: He is supporting the development of advanced optical illumination systems for a company in Scotland.|
|Years: 2004 to 2004||Country / Region: Italy||Summary: Supported the development of a Ring Laser Gyroscope fabrication capability.|
|Associations / Societies|
| Expert is, or has been, a member of IEEE, the American Physical Society, the International Society for Optical
Engineering (SPIE), and the Optical Society of America.
|He was a Professor of Physics, Mathematics, Lasers and Optics, and Astronomy. He has taught part time at the University of California Irvine, California State University Long Beach, California State University Fullerton, Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College, Santa Ana College (Rancho Santiago College), MiraCosta College, San Diego State University, University of Phoenix, and Palomar College, the University of San Diego, Cypress College, and ATEP-CACT, among others.|
|Awards / Recognition|
|Expert has received a NDEA Title IV Fellowship in Physics, NOAA Fellowship, Who's Who in the World, and approximately 25 other similar awards.|
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|He is the author of 13 refereed journal publications, 25 conference reports, and over 100 patent disclosures in the areas of lasers, optics, gaseous electronics, and plasma physics, leading to 8 US and international patents.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert has served as an Intellectual Property Consultant- made depositions, took the witness stand and the jury loved him (according to the defendant's attorney).|
|Training / Seminars|
|Expert has taught a wide variety of courses on lasers, laser systems, laser applications, and other optical courses. Current/Recent gigs include Advanced Technology and Education Park's Centers for Applied Competitive Technologies, University of CA Irvine, and University of San Diego, and offerings at UCI Extension and UCSD Extension.|
| Expert has experience locating vendors of lasers and laser systems, optical, electro-optical, and fiber-optical components, and lamps and light sources.
|Expert has written many proposals and won many R&D programs. His win rate is substantially higher than industry averages.|
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Expert has performed additional onsite consulting activies including laser development, trouble-shooting, and remediation.|