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 Expert  718157

Expert in Optical Instrument/Thin Films

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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OPTICAL THIN FILM COATING DESIGN. Expert has designed specialized optical coatings for commercial, aerospace, medical, and industrial applications. He is experienced in design optimization, performance modeling, procurement specification development, and deposition processes and materials for applications extending from the ultraviolet to Far-IR.

ELECTRO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENT DESIGN. Expert is experienced in the design of spectroradiometric and imaging instruments for commercial, space, industrial, and medical monitoring and diagnosis applications. This includes image plane sensor design. Light source design and development for these applications is also available.

REMOTE SENSING. Expert has experience in instrumentation development for remote sensing of atmospheric and surface species in pollution monitoring and earth resources studies.

OPTICAL INSTRUMENT DESIGN; OPTICAL ENGINEERING. Over 30 years of Expert's work has involved engineering optical instruments from concept to finished product. He has worked with unique spectroradiometers, polarimeters, photometers, and interferometers for space exploration, industrial, or medical applications. For some customers, he scaled up to the production of multiple units. He has participated in the design and development of sensing and monitoring instruments that operate at wavelengths between the UV and Far-IR regions. His specific roles are conceptual design, component specification, assembly and test procedures, and performance evaluation.

OPTICAL THIN-FILM DESIGN. Some of Expert's customers require novel designs for special applications ranging from aerospace to ophthalmic to atmospheric monitoring applications. His knowledge of the operating characteristics of thin film coatings such as filters, mirrors, and anti-reflection coatings is used to analyze and predict a customer's performance in the operating environment of the optical instrument. At times, he recommends specific coating materials and/or modifications to the design to ensure proper performance. Examples of his work are narrow bandpass filters that must operate in a large angle of incidence condition, and spectrally selective filters for thermal emission control.

THIN-FILM DEPOSITION PROCESS DEVELOPMENT. Particular optical coating designs or coating materials might require specialized processes for their deposition onto unusual components. Expert has applied his experience in deposition technology to design equipment and processes, such as coatings on polymer eyeglasses.

OPTICAL COATING FAILURE DIAGNOSIS AND CURE. Expert has a large base of experience in troubleshooting coating failures related to materials, application, and deposition processes. He is knowledgeable of coatings on exotic or delicate substrate materials, coatings subjected to severe environmental stress, and production coatings that fail for no apparent reason. His experience also encompasses semiconductors, polymer lenses, infrared materials, high and low temperature, and abrasive environmental exposure.

COATING MATERIALS. Expert is familiar with typical and non-typical coating materials used in deposition of UV through IR coatings, and he has developed materials with improved properties.

PATENT PREPARATION. Expert has published over 30 technical papers and has 10 patents. Additionally, he has participated in the preparation of many technical proposals, several of which won contracts.


optical coating material


optical engineering


optical instrument


optical thin film


optical thin-film design


remote sensing




thin-film deposition


atomic layer deposition

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Oxnard, California;  Santa Clarita, California;  Pomona, California;  Torrance, California;  Pasadena, California;  and Lancaster, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Optical Instruments, Inertial Instruments, Laser and Fiber...
Thin Films, Vacuum Technology, thin film resistors,...
Optical Coating Design, Optical Coating Production, and...
Thin Film Science and Technology

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1969   MS   Optical Sciences   University of Arizona  
1964   MS   Physics   University of Arizona  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title  

1991 to




Science Instructor


1986 to


(Undisclosed Consulting Company)



1969 to 1986


MTS, Hughes Santa Barbara Research Center



Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of Sigma Xi and the Optical Society of America.

Professional Appointments

Expert was the Principal Investigator for the Shroud of Turin Research Project.


Expert received the NASA Public Service Group Award for his work on the Pioneer 10 Instrument Team in 1974.

Publications and Patents Summary

He holds nearly 10 patents.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Thin Solid Films  
 - Applied Optics  
 - Archaeological Chem. III Adv, in Chem. Series. ACS  

Consulting Services:
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Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Optical engineering expert for consulting on Upcoming Inspection.
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.

International Experience:
Country / Region   Summary
Germany   He has consulted in Germany for a major optical coating equipment manufacturer.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language  

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has experience locating vendors of coating process development.


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