Dr. Alix M. Preston
NASA Postdoctoral Fellow at
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I have a wealth of knowledge and experience that deal with optical design and fabrication ranging from building ultra-stable hollow retroreflectors, to designing and testing optical benches, to building and integrating EOM and AOM components, to laser pulse shaping for CO2 and O2 atmospheric level measurements. Much of my work focuses on applying a bonding technique known as hydroxide bonding to assemble complex and ultra-stable optical components bonded with sub-micron accuracy for cryogenic use. Additionally, I have almost a decade worth of experience in laser frequency stabilization, interferometers, and electronic feedback instrumentation feedback control systems.
Publications (2)

SPIE Journal Paper | 26 June 2014
OE Vol. 53 Issue 06
KEYWORDS: Retroreflectors, Mirrors, Epoxies, Glasses, Solids, Fabrication, Surface finishing, Error analysis, Optical engineering, Aluminum

Proceedings Article | 7 July 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6273, Optomechanical Technologies for Astronomy
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Polishing, Glasses, Laser stabilization, Nanoimprint lithography, Silicon carbide, Silicates, Space operations, Zerodur, Surface finishing

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