ROBERT ALAN FISHER, Ph.D.
PATENTS AND PUBLICATIONS
PATENTS

"Method and Apparatus for Compression of Optical Laser Pulses," P. L. Kelley, R. A. Fisher, and T. K. Gustafson, U.S. Patent #3,720,884 (1973).

PUBLICATIONS

1. "Subpicosecond Pulse Generation Using the Optical Kerr Effect," R. A. Fisher, P. L. Kelley, and T. K. Gustafson, Applied Physics Letters 14, 140 (1969).

2. "On the Phase Characteristics and Compression of Picosecond Pulses," R. A. Fisher and J. A. Fleck, Jr., Applied Physics Letters 15, 287 (1969).

3. "Effects on the Propagation of Optical Beams Due to Self-Induced Changes in Index of Refraction," R. A. Fisher, J. P. Taran, R. Y. Chiao, T. K. Gustafson, and P. L. Kelley, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Report UCRL-20541 (1971).

4. "Picosecond Optical Pulse Nonlinear Optical Propagation Effects," R. A. Fisher, University of California, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory Report LBL-111, and Ph.D. Thesis (1971).

5. "The Role of Linear Dispersion in Plane-Wave Self-Phase Modulation," R. A. Fisher & W. K. Bischel, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Laser-Fusion Program Semiannual Report - July - December 1972, Report UCRL 50021-72-2.

6. "The Role of Linear Dispersion in Plane-Wave Self-Phase Modulation," R. A. Fisher & W. K. Bischel, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Laser-Fusion Program Semiannual Report - January - June, 1973, page 148, Report UCRL 50021-73-1.

7. "Pulse Self-Dispersion in Self-Phase Modulation," R. A. Fisher and W. K. Bischel, Technical Digest, 1973 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications.

8. "The Role of Linear Dispersion in Plane-Wave Self-Phase Modulation," R. A. Fisher, and W. K. Bischel, Applied Physics Letters 23, 661 (1973).

9. "Dispersive Shock Formation in Self-Phase Modulation," R. A. Fisher & W. Bischel, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 18, 657 (1973).

10. "Dispersive Temporal Compression of Laser Pulses as an Alternative to the Self-Focusing Problem in Laser Amplifier Chains," R. A. Fisher & W. K. Bischel, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory Report UCID 16405, Nov 5, 1973.

11. "Pulse Compression Via Self-Phase Modulation for Improved High Power Operation of Nd:Glass Laser Amplifier Chains," R. A. Fisher &W. K. Bischel, Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 18, 1586 (1973).

12. "Pulse Compression Via Self-Phase Modulation for Improved High-Power Operation of Nd:Glass Laser Amplifier Chains," R. A. Fisher and W. K. Bischel, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 18, 1586 (1973).

13. "Pulse Compression for More Efficient Operation of Solid-State Laser Amplifier Chains," R. A. Fisher and W. K. Bischel, Applied Physics Letters 24, 468 (1974).

14. "Possibility of a Distributed Feedback X-Ray Laser," R. A. Fisher, Applied Physics Letters 24, 598 (1974).

15. "Self-Phase Modulation and Subsequent Pulse Compression in Solid-State Amplifier Chains," R. A. Fisher and W. K. Bischel, Proceedings 1974 International Quantum Electronics Conference.

16. "Streak Camera Investigation of the Self-Focusing Onset in Glass," A. J. Campillo, R. A. Fisher, R. C. Hyer, and S. L. Shapiro, Applied Physics Letters 25, 408 (1974).

17. "Pulse Compression for More Efficient Operation of Solid-State Laser Amplifier Chains II," R. A. Fisher and W. K. Bischel, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics QE-11, 46 (1975).

18. "Observation of Excited-State Absorption in ED-2 Neodymium:Glass," R. A. Fisher and L. T. James, Optics Communications 13, 402 (1975).

19. "Numerical Studies of the Interplay Between Self-Phase Modulation and Dispersion for Intense Plane-Wave Laser Pulses," R. A. Fisher and W. K. Bischel, Journal of Applied Physics 46, 4921 (1975).

20. "Dispersive Temporal Compression of the Energy in Laser Pulses: A Review," R. A. Fisher, Proceedings of the International Conference on Energy Storage, Compression and Switching, Torino, Italy, W. H. Bostick, V. Nardi, and O. S. F. Zucker, Eds. (Plenum Press, New York 1976).

21. "Free-Induction Decay Generation of 10.6 Micron Subnanosecond Pulses," B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, E. J. McLellan, and S. J. Thomas, Optics Commun. 18, 72 (1976).

22. "Comments on 'A Remark Concerning Weakly Dispersive Pulse Propagation in Lossy Media'," R. A. Fisher, American Journal of Physics 44, 1002 (1976).

23. "Observation of Coherent Resonance Fluorescence in Hot CO2," S. J. Czuchlewski, B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and A. V. Nowak, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 21, 1283 (1976).

24. "Numerical Simulation of Self-Phase Modulation Near Electronic Resonances of a Crystal," R. A. Fisher, R. R. Alfano, and J. I. Gersten, Bulletin of the American Physical Society 21, 1284 (1976).

25. "Transient vs. Steady-State Molecular Absorption: Application to CO2 Laser Pulse-Duration Discrimination," B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and E. J. McLellan, Applied Physics Letters 31, 189 (1977).

26."Fabry-Perot Interferometer Transients for Ultrashort CO2 Laser Pulse Generation," B. J. Feldman and R. A. Fisher, ICF Conference Digest of Technical Papers, OSA (1977).

27. "Attenuation and Reshaping of Intense Subnanosecond CO2 Laser Pulses in SF6 and in Hot CO2," S. J. Czuchlewski, B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and A. V. Nowak, Proceedings 1977 IEEE/OSA Conference on Laser Engineering and Applications.

28. "Generation of Single Ultrashort CO2 Laser Pulses in a Fabry-Perot Interferometer," R. A. Fisher and B. J. Feldman, Optics Letters 1, 161 (1977).

29. "An 1800 Torr Large Aperture Double-Discharge CO2 Laser Amplifier," with R. V. Babcock, J. C. Brown, B. J. Feldman, S. W. Simons, and R. G. Tercovich, Inertia Confinement Fusion Conference, Digest of Technical Papers, OSA (1977).

30. "Intense High-Pressure Sequence-Band CO2 Laser," B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, C. R. Pollock, S. W. Simons, and R. G. Tercovich, Optics Letters 2, 16 (1978).

31. "Effect of CO2 Laser Mode Quality on the Multiple-Photon Absorption in SF6," J. L. Lyman, B. J. Feldman, and R. A. Fisher, Optics Communications 25, 391 (1978).

32. "Megawatt Operation of an (0,0°,2) -> (1, 0°,1) Sequence-Band High-Pressure CO2 Laser" (with B. J. Feldman, C. R. Pollock, S. W. Simons, and R. G. Tercovich), Proceedings of 1978 Gaseous Electronics Conference.

33. "2% Efficient Phase-Conjugate Reflection in Germanium at 10.6 Microns," E. E. Bergmann, I. J. Bigio, B. J. Feldman, and R. A. Fisher, Optics Letters 3, 82 (1978).

34. "Vibrational Energy Pathways in CO2," R. A. Fisher and B. J. Feldman, Digest of Technical Papers, 10th International Quantum Electronics Conference (1978).

35. "Absorption of Pulsed CO2 Laser Radiation by SF6 at 140K," J. L. Lyman, R. G. Anderson, R. A. Fisher, and B. J. Feldman, Optics Letters 3, 238 (1978).

36. "High Efficiency Phase-Conjugate Reflection in Germanium and in Inverted CO2," I. J. Bigio, B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and E. E. Bergmann, Proceedings of the 1979 International Laser Conference, Orlando, Florida.

37. "On-Resonant Phase-Conjugate Reflection and Amplification at 10.6 Microns in Inverted CO2," R. A. Fisher and B. J. Feldman, Optics Letters 4, 140 (1979).

38. "Intracavity Techniques for High-Reflectivity Phase Conjugation in Germanium and in Inverted CO2" R. A. Fisher,  B. J. Feldman, I. J. Bigio, and E. E. Bergmann, Proceedings of 1979 CLEA Conference, Washington, D. C.

39. "Optical Phase Conjugation," R. A. Fisher and B. J. Feldman, an article in the 1979 Yearbook for the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology.

40. "Infrared Phase-Conjugate Reflection in Inverted CO2," B. J. Feldman and R. A. Fisher, Journal of the Optical Society of America 69, 372 (1979).

41. "High Efficiency Wavefront Reversal in Germanium and in Inverted CO2 (Review)," I. J. Bigio, B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and E. E. Bergmann, Kvantovaya Elektronika 6, 2318 (1979) [Translation: Soviet Journal of Quantum Electronics 9, 1365 (1979)].

42. "Intracavity Technique for High-Reflectivity Phase Conjugation in Germanium and Inverted CO2," with R. A. Fisher, I. J. Bigio, and E. E. Bergmann, Proceedings of 1979 CLEO Conference, Wash. D. C.

43. "The Frequency, Fluence, and Pressure Dependence of the Absorption of Pulsed CO2 Laser Radiation by SF6 at 140K," J. L. Lyman, R. G. Anderson, R. A. Fisher, and B. J. Feldman, Chemical Physics Letters 45, 325 (1980).

44. "The Transient Theory of Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing," W. Rigrod, R. A. Fisher, and B. J. Feldman, Optics Letters 5, 105 (1980).

45. "Ultraviolet Phase Conjugation," B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and S. L. Shapiro, Optics Letters 6, 84 (1981).

46. "Transient Analysis of Kerr-Like Phase Conjugators Using Frequency-Domain Techniques," R. A. Fisher, B. R. Suydam, and B. J. Feldman, Physical Review A 23, 3071 (1981).

47. "Phase Conjugation and Image-Retaining Reflection of KrF Laser Radiation at 2486 Angstroms," I. J. Bigio, B. J. Feldman, R. A. Fisher, and M. Slatkine, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-17, 220 (1981)

48. "Efficient Phase Conjugation of an Ultraviolet XeF Laser Beam Via Stimulated Brillouin Scattering," M. Slatkine, I. J. Bigio, B. J. Feldman, and R. A. Fisher, Optics Letters 7, 108 (1982).

49. "Transient Response of Kerr-Like Phase Conjugators: A Review," B. R. Suydam and R. A. Fisher, Invited Paper, Optical Engineering 21, 184 (1982).

50. "Through the Looking Glass with Phase Conjugation," B. J. Feldman, I. J. Bigio, R. A. Fisher, C. R. Phipps, D. M. Watkins, and S. J. Thomas, Los Alamos Science 3, Oct. 1982.

51. "Optical Phase Conjugation," a book published by Academic Press, Inc., R. A. Fisher, Editor, (1983).

52. "Comments on Shakir's 'Zero-Area Optical Pulse Processing by Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing,' " B. R. Suydam and R. A. Fisher, Optics Communications 45, 285 (1983).

53. "Introduction to Optical Phase Conjugation," A. Yariv and R. A. Fisher, Chapter 1 of "Optical Phase Conjugation," Academic Press, Inc., (1983).

54. "Optical Phase Conjugation for Time-Domain Undoing of Dispersive Self-Phase Modulation Effects," R. A. Fisher, B. R. Suydam, and D. Yevick, Optics Letters 8, 611 (1984).

55. "Transient Response of Kerr-Like Phase Conjugators," B. R. Suydam and R. A. Fisher, Chapter 3 of "Optical Phase Conjugation," Academic Press, Inc., 1983.

56. "Impossibility of Naively Generalizing Squeezed Coherent States," R. A. Fisher, M. M. Nieto, and V. D. Sandberg, Physical Review D 29, 1107 (1984).

57. "Picosecond Laser Pulses," R. A. Fisher, Selected Papers on Statistical Mechanics and Applied Physics by Julius Jackson, A Memorial Volume, (1985).

58. "E-Beam-Induced Fluorescence of Excimers in Cryogenic Solutions," T. R. Loree, R. R. Showalter, T. M. Johnson, J. M. Telle, R. A. Fisher, and William M. Hughes, Proceedings of the Southwest Conference on Optics, Pg. 34, SPIE 1985.

59. "Phase Conjugation Materials," Chapter 3.4 of Handbook of Laser Science and Technology, R. A. Fisher, CRC Press, Inc. (1987).

60. "Variegated Internal Beam Production in Barium Titanate Phase Conjugators", A. V. Nowak, T. R. Moore, and R. A. Fisher, Journal of the Optical Society of America B 5, 1865 (1988).

61. "Phase Locking Two Beams by Means of Seeded Brillouin Scattering," T. R. Loree, D. E. Watkins, T. M. Johnson, N. A. Kurnit, and R. A. Fisher, Optics Lett. 12, 178 (1987).

62. "Optical Phase Conjugation", Robert A. Fisher, in the Encyclopedia of Physical Sciences and Technology, Academic Press (1987).

63. "Optical Phase Conjugation", Robert A. Fisher, in the Encyclopedia of Lasers and Optical Technology, Academic Press (1990).

64. "Soviet Phase Conjugation Research," FASAC Report, R A Fisher, Editor (1990).

65.  “Conversion of Unpolarized Light to Polarized Light with Greater than 50% Efficiency by Photorefractive Two-Beam Coupling,” John. E. Heebner, Ryan S. Bennink, Robert W. Boyd, and Robert A. Fisher,  Optics Lett. 25, 257 (2000).

66.  Numerous classified publications, titles available upon request.



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