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 Expert  107917

Expert in Electro-Optic Systems, laser communications, optical communications, optical systems, systems engine

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Expert is a pioneer in the filed of terrestrial and satellite laser communications, with two books and several book chapters in the field

non-linear optics

Expert has over 30 years of extensive hands-on experience in electro-optic hardware development and systems engineering. His major area of concentration is free-space laser communications, laser radar, laser ranging, laser remote sensing, laser beam acquisition, tracking, and pointing. He pioneered the early development of diode-pumped solid state laser advancing the state of the art in this field. He is also experienced with fiberoptic systems including transmitters and receivers, fiber lasers, and particularly flight qualification and reliability of lasers and electro-optic system for use in spacecarft. He is the author of two books on laser communications, published over 160 papers, and a Fellow of the SPIE society.




Free-space laser communication is one of Expert's primary fields of research in recent years. He has designed a variety of systems for very long distance optical (laser) communication through space.


optical communication

Expert has extensive experience in applications of infrared detectors (1-4mm) and CCD (0.2-2mm) detection. He is knowledgeable of a variety of infrared detectors, including the construction, testing, and application. The wavelengths range from 1 micron to several millimeters.

infrared detector

Expert has been involved in the construction of a number of different fiber-optic sensors and fiberoptic imaging and display systems.

optical fiber sensor

Expert has thorough familiarity with all types of semiconductor lasers including single frequency and diode-laser-arrays. He is also adept with fiber pigtailing, operation, modulation, testing, and a variety of laser applications. His current focus of research involves frequency doubling of diode lasers and applications for pumping solid-state lasers.

semiconductor laser

Expert has experience with design and construction of a variety of solid-state lasers. He is particularly interested in diode-pumped solid-state lasers, both end-pumped and side-pumped.

solid-state laser

Expert has designed a variety of optical systems for diverse applications and capable of ray-tracing and performance prediction and evaluation. He has designed optical systems for harsh environments and spaceborne applications.

optical system design

Expert has designed a variety of electro-optical systems including both electronic drivers as well as the custom design of electro-optical instruments. He is thoroughly familiar with the construction of opto-electronic components.

optoelectronics science

Laser communications for long range telecommunicationsis a major area of concentration for Expert who has written two books on this field.

long distance communication

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Lasers, Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber-Optics, and...
Infrared and other electro-optic detector technologies
Optical Coating Design, Optical Coating Production, and...
Optoelectronics, Semiconductors, Microwaves

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1981   Ph.D.   Physics   Colorado University  
1976   M.S.   Physics   University of Southern California  
1974   B.S.   Physics   National University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2014 to




Connectivity Lab.


Director of Engineering, telecomm Infrastructure


Provide Internet infrastructure globally

1996 to 2014




Spacecarft Communications


Principal Staff


Head of 25 person group developing satellite laser (optical) communications

1983 to 1986


Allied corporation


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Senior Staff


COPBE spacecrfat cognizant engineer, telecomm engineer

1981 to 1983


NIST/Colorado U


Time & Frequency


Post Doctoral Research Associate


Expert did research on atomic clocks and laser spectroscopy.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a Fellow of the OSA (Optical Society of America) and Fellow of SPIE Society of Optical Engineers, and Senior Member of IEEE Society.

Professional Appointments

Chair of a IEEE Conference (ICSOS) and a SPIE Conference (Photonics West - Free Space Laser Communications).


He has 36 NASA certificates of recognition.

Publications and Patents Summary

Expert has over 200 publications and seven patents.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Currently consulting with a major developer of Integarted Optic modules (in West Los Angeles area) by perfoming optical design.
  • Currently consulting with a developer of deep ultra-violet laser manufacturer (in Covina California) by designing miniature diode-pumped solid-state lasers.
  • For a company in Valencia, California, developed ultraviolet diode-pumped laser systems (under contract to his small company: Lasers1, Inc.) to replace the costly lasers that were being manufactured for the customer's line of 3D SLM rapid prototyping instruments.
  • Over nearly 13 years, for a fiberoptic telecom company in West Hills California, developed fiberoptic packages to add to their line of fiberoptic transmitters, designed semiconductor optical amplifiers, and laser communications systems for building-to-building communications.
  • For a a period of about 12 years, for a laser remote sensing company in New Mexico designed and developed a variety of electro-optic systems, and unique laser systems.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on Optical Fiber Engineering Applications
  • Expert in optical waveguide.
  • Die casting expert on riser tubes for low-pressure aluminum die casting and fiber lasers.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on projection TV and digital projectors.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert teaches short courses on Satellite Laser Communications at the UCLA Extension, and for Advanced Technology Institute (ATI). He also teaches graduate-level classes on laser communications and fiberoptic communications at Cal State University, Los Angeles.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of: lasers, optical detectors, infrared detectors, non-linear optical crystals, sensors, and optical communication devices.

He has access to print materials and personal contacts.

Other Skills and Services

Major proposal preparation and major project management.


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