Photonics and Opto-Electronics

Laser Systems

This group’s interests are in the development of novel laser systems in few of high-power, ultra-short laser pulse or ultra-coherent applications such as LIDAR, etc. The group also encompasses microwave and terahertz applications.


Laser Systems (PL)

This group encompasses novel laser system development for a broad range of scientific, industrial, medical, remote sensing and other directed-energy applications. The group addresses technical issues concerning sources that cover the full spectral range, including ultraviolet, visible, infrared, terahertz and microwave. Strong overlap with other technical groups that study and develop laser techniques and technologies brings together researchers and engineers to produce sources with unique performance, such as high-power, ultra-short pulses and high coherence.


If you are a member of the Laser Systems Technical Group and have ideas for activities and initiatives to help engage this community, please share them with the chair, Mark Spencer.

Connect with your fellow members of the Laser Systems Technical Group by joining our online communities:




Mark Friedel Spencer Air Force Research LaboratoryChair
Casey J Pellizzari United States Air Force AcademyVice Chair
Santasri Rumpa Bose-Pillai Air Force Institute of TechnologyChair-Elect
Sara Cushman Tucker Ball Aerospace & TechnologiesEvent Officer
Alex Fuerbach Macquarie UniversityEvents Officer
Walid Tawfik Younes Mohamed Cairo UniversitySocial Media Officer

On-Demand Laser Systems Webinars

You can watch any of the following webinar presentations, which were hosted by the Laser Systems Technical Group, on demand.