Event Proceedings
2012 Advanced High Power Laser Meeting

The items listed below constitute the proceedings from the 2012 Advanced High Power Laser Meeting.
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Unless otherwise noted, presentations only are included for each entry.

Attendees List

Conference Proceedings
Note: Only unclassified, public release presentations are included in these proceedings. Some limited distribution and classified presentations are available through AFRL Directed Energy Engineering and Analysis Center. Please see the listing of our Limited Distribution Proceedings.

Joint Session Proceedings

Plenary Session
Advanced High Power Lasers and Beam Control Conference Welcome
Dr. Samuel Blankenship, DEPS
The Extreme Nonlinear Optics of Gases and Femtosecond Optical Filamentation
Howard Milchberg, University of Maryland
Gas Lasers
Kevin Hewett, Air Force Research Laboratory
Perspective on Tactical HEL Beam Control Technology
Paul Berger, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Poster Session
Diagnostics of High Energy Electron Beam Instabilities
Theodore Burleson, Colorado State University
Simplification of Cathode Systems for High-Brightness Electron Sources
Jonathan Edelen, Colorado State University
Nonlinear Harmonic Selection in an FEL Undulator System
Karen Horovitz, Colorado State University
Simplified Software Tools for Beam Control System Evaluation and Development
Justin Mansell, MZA Associates Corporation
Diagnostics and Neural Network Control Systems for Linear Accelerators
Auralee Morin, Colorado State University
Electride Photocathode for Free Electron Lasers
Lauren Rand, Colorado State University
Progress Toward High Brightness Cathodes Based on Quantum Properties of Combined Carbon Allotropes
Roger Shurter, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Beam Control Conference Sessions

Phased Arrays I: System Basics
A Comparison of Monolithic and Tiled Array High Power Beam Projection Performance for Ground-Based Horizontal Propagation
Robert Praus, MZA Associates Corp
Monolithic and Laser Array Performance Comparisons
Keith Bush, Schafer Corp

Atmospherics II: Deep Turbulence: Novel Concepts for Turbulence Compensation
Comparison of Wavefront Reconstruction Techniques for Extended Turbulence Beam Projection Applications
Michael Steinbock, Air Force Institute of Technology
Deep Horizontal Path Atmospheric Turbulence Modeling with a Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulator (Paper included)
Peter Jacquemin, Naval Postgraduate School
Laser Horizontal Propagation Atmospheric Performance Estimates for 1 and 2 µm Wavelengths
Keith Bush, Schafer Corporation

Acquisition, Tracking & Pointing and Aimpoint Maintenance
"Dream Pulsed Laser" Tiled-Aperture Coherent Beam Combining Using SBS-PCMs for LIFE Driver
Hong Jin Kong, KAIST
An Adaptive H-Infinity Algorithm for Jitter Control and Target Tracking in a Directed Energy Weapon
Joe Watkins, US Naval Academy

Adaptive Optics and Sensors
Comparison of the Performance of Modal Control Schemes for an AO System and Analysis of the Effect of Actuator Limitations (Paper included)
Jae Jun Kim, Naval Postgraduate School

Free Electron Laser Conference

Free Electron Laser Conference
Beam Instabilities
Sandra Biedron, Colorado State University
The CSU Accelerator Laboratory
Stephen Milton, Colorado State University

Gas Laser Conference

Gas Laser Program
Thermal Effects in Diode Pumped Alkali Lasers
Salvatore Cusumano, Air Force Institute of Technology

Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review

Laser Beam Combination
Modeling Beam Combining of Fiber Laser Arrays
Erik Bochove, Air Force ResearchLaboratory/RDLAF
Automated Co-Alignment of Phase-Locked Fiber Lasers
Gregory Goodno, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Coherent Beam Combining of 21 Semiconductor Gain Elements in a Common Cavity
Steven Augst, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

High Energy Systems
Recent Results for the Raytheon RELI Program
David Mordaunt, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
Progress Towards an Absolute Reference for 100 kW Laser Power Measurements
Marla Dowell, NIST
High-Repetitive Laser System by Tiled-Aperture Coherent Beam Combining Using Stimulated Brillouin Scattering Phase Conjugation Mirrors
Hong Jin Kong, KAIST
Polarization Locking of Coherently Combined Laser Arrays Using a Single Detector
Gregory Goodno, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems

Diode and Solid State Lasers
Wavelength Stabilization of Diode Laser with Volume Bragg Grating
Stefan Heinemann, Fraunhofer USA, Center Laser Technology
High-Brightness and Narrow-Linewidth Laser Diode Pumps in 780 nm to 2000 nm Wavlength Range
Manoj Kanskar, nLIGHT
Transverse Mode Selection in a Thin Yb:YAG Rod with Volume Bragg Gratings
Brian Anderson, University of Central Florida

Fiber Lasers
"Rogue Lasing" in Fiber Amplifier Arrays
Erik Bochove, Air Force Research Laboratory/RDLAF
Robust Single-Mode Operation of 55μm and 60μm Core Chirally-Coupled-Core Optical Fibers
Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan

Materials and Power & Thermal Management
Lifetime of Enhanced Lateral-Flow Coolers for High-Power Laser-Diode Bars
Aland Chin, Somerville Laser Technology, LLC
High Power Fiber Laser Technology Developed for use in High G, Remote Environments
Mark Zediker, Foro Energy
Progress in Materials Development for Laser Sources
Darnell Diggs, Air Force Research Laboratory
Transparent Ho3+ :Lu2O3 Ceramic for Eye-Safe Solid State Laser Materials
Woohong (Rick) Kim, Naval Research Laboratory

Ultrashort Pulse Laser Workshop

Research with Universities for Ultrashort Laser Applications and Measurements
Ten Year Anniversary - The History and Evolution of the Ultrashort Pulse Laser Workshop
Pete Latham, Air Force Research Laboratory/RD

Ultrashort Pulse Laser Physics, Technology, and Diagnostics
Design and Status of the Multi TW OPCPA Front End for the Z-Petawatt Laser (Paper included)
Patrick Rambo, Sandia National Laboratories
OPCPA Approach to High Repetition Rate Ultra-Fast Lasers
Lawrence Shah, University of Central Florida
Development of a High Repetition Rate, High Energy, IR OPCPA System for Coherent X-Ray Generation
Michael Gerrity, University of Colorado at Boulder
Femtosecond Pulse Synthesis in Coherently Combined Parallel-Channel Fiber Chirped Pulse Amplifiers
Almantas Galvanauskas, University of Michigan
Direct Diode Pumped Kerr Lens Modelocked Ti: Sapphire Laser Oscillator
Sterling Backus, KM Labs

Ultrashort Laser Physics, Novel Material Interactions and Measurements
Femtosecond Pulse Shaping Using a Single Specialized Mirror (Paper included)
Thomas Lanier, University of Georgia

Non-Linear Propagation Physics
Femtosecond Sensitivity of Plasma Filaments in Atmosphere with Ultrashort Laser Pulses
John Palastro, University of Maryland

Measurements of Non-Linear Filament-Matter Interactions
Imaging Gas Phase and Biological Molecules Using Ultra-Intense Laser Filamentation and Ultra-Short Laser Vaporization
Robert Levis, Temple University
Enhancement of Microwave Emission from Targets Irradiated by Ultrashort Laser Pulses
Sanjay Varma, JHU, Applied Physics Lab
Propagation Effects on THz Generation from Ionizing Two Color Laser Pulses
Luke Johnson, University of Maryland

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