Dr. Mark F. Spencer
Senior Research Physicist
SPIE Involvement:
Scholarship Committee | Conference Chair | Editor | Author | Career Lab Leader | Leadership Workshop Facilitator | Science Fair Judge
Area of Expertise:
Beam control for laser systems , Phased arrays and tiled arrays , Atmospheric propagation and deep turbulence , Wavefront sensing and adaptive optics , Rough surface scattering and speckle phenomena , Digital holography and coherent detection
Profile Summary

Dr. Mark F. Spencer is a senior research physicist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate (AFRL/RD) and an adjunct assistant professor of optical sciences and engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), within the Department of Engineering Physics. He currently serves as the Directed Energy Staff Specialist at US INDOPACOM (as a liaison from AFRL/RD). In the past, he served as the principal investigator for the Aero Effects and Beam Control Program (at AFRL/RD). Mark received his BS degree in physics from the University of Redlands in 2008 and his MS and PhD degrees in optical sciences and engineering from AFIT in 2011 and 2014, respectively. In addition to being a senior member of SPIE and OSA, he is an active member of the Directed Energy Professional Society.
Publications (54)

Proceedings Article | 20 August 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11508, Unconventional Imaging and Adaptive Optics 2020
KEYWORDS: Holograms, Digital holography, Imaging systems, Image restoration, Wavefronts, Image analysis, Digital imaging

Proceedings Article | 20 August 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11508, Unconventional Imaging and Adaptive Optics 2020
KEYWORDS: Holograms, Holography, 3D acquisition, Digital holography, Speckle, Stereoscopy, Heterodyning, Turbulence, 3D image processing

SPIE Journal Paper | 26 March 2020
OE Vol. 59 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Turbulence, Monte Carlo methods, Thermal blooming, Atmospheric propagation, High power lasers, Wave propagation, Optical engineering, Scintillation, Distortion, Beam propagation method

SPIE Journal Paper | 25 March 2020
OE Vol. 59 Issue 08
KEYWORDS: Turbulence, Monte Carlo methods, Atmospheric propagation, Thermal blooming, Distortion, High power lasers, Wave propagation, Scintillation, Optical engineering, Beam propagation method

SPIE Journal Paper | 11 January 2020
OE Vol. 59 Issue 10
KEYWORDS: Molybdenum, Phase modulation, Digital holography, Temporal coherence, Modulation, Holograms, Phase shift keying, Signal to noise ratio, Visibility, Optical engineering

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Proceedings Volume Editor (2)

Conference Committee Involvement (6)
Unconventional Imaging and Adaptive Optics 2021
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional Imaging and Adaptive Optics 2020
24 August 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2019
14 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2018
22 August 2018 | San Diego, California, United States
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2017
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
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