Dr. Robert A. Fisher

Dr. Robert A. Fisher is President and Senior Laser Physicist with R A Fisher Associates. Dr. Fisher received his Ph.D., M.A., and B.S. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Starting in 1971, he worked in the Laser Fusion Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and he taught graduate courses in nonlinear optics and solid state physics at the University of California, Davis. Joining Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1974, he was affiliated with the laser fusion and laser isotope separation programs. He was a member of seven Red-Blue government panels, and he teaches numerous professional advancement courses.

His expertise includes: nonlinear optics, laser technology, carbon dioxide lasers, molecular spectroscopy, x-ray lasers, optical phase conjugation, and modern optics. He has authored over 60 publications. He is the Editor of the book "Optical Phase Conjugation," and he chaired six SPIE Conferences on Nonlinear Optics. He was Associate Editor for the journal "Applied Optics," and and for the journal "Optics Letters."  He served on the committees of four international Conferences. For the Journal of the Optical Society of America he was guest Editor of a special issue on Optical Phase Conjugation, and he was a member of the Special Advisory Committee to the Provost, University of New Mexico.  He served for three years as a member of the Board of Directors of SPIE, and for three years as Topical Editor of Optics Letters.  He serves the legal community as an Expert Witness.  He served on the 2003, 2004 and 2005 Nonlinear Optics Subcommittee for the CLEO Conference, and presently serves as the Chairman of that Subcommittee. He served on the OSA's Excellence in engineering award Committee for 2002 and 2003, and as Chair of that Committee in 2004.  He served 2002-2004 on SPIE's Scholarship Committee, and now serves on SPIE's Education Committee.

Dr. Fisher is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a fellow of SPIE. For those needing further information, his biography appears in Who's Who in America.

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