A productive laser physicist with over 35 years experience in laser physics and nonlinear optics. A self-starting problem solver who works creatively with others in challenging environments (including seven years red-blue team participation). An Expert Witness.
"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).
1983 -> present Owner, R. A. Fisher Associates, Santa Fe, NM
Consult on optical phase conjugation, nonlinear optics and laser technology, provide venture capital advisement, and present On-Site technical courses.
|System Planning Corp||JPL|
|Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory||Kirtland Air Force Base|
|Aerospace Corporation||NASA Langley|
|NASA Goddard||US Army Night Vision Laboratory|
|Beckman Instruments||US Army Missile Command|
|White Sands Missile Range||Brooks Air Force Base|
COURSES TAUGHT include:
1974 -> 1986 Physicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory,
Los Alamos, NM
Inventor of numerous phase conjugators, phase conjugation techniques, and discoverer of other nonlinear optical effects.
1971 -> 1974 Physicist, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory,
Co-discoverer of split-step numerical technique, first predictions of pulse squaring, extralinear chirping, dispersive shock instabilities.
Prior to 1974: Instructor at Department of Applied Sciences, UC Davis; Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant UC Berkeley; Researcher at: Granger Associates, at Stanford Genetics Department, and at Lockheed.
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Approximately 65 refereed publications in the field of nonlinear optics with a recent emphasis on optical phase conjugation.
Presented 146 talks, 55 of which were invited talks.
Editor of Academic Press book: OPTICAL PHASE CONJUGATION (1983).
Editor of SPIE books: