Dr. Michael M. Mielke
Chief Technology Officer
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Startup Challenge Judge | Startup Challenge Judge | Startup Challenge Judge
Area of Expertise:
Ultrafast Laser Systems , Laser Materials Processing , Fiber Lasers , Laser Manufacturing , Laser Applications , Fiber Optics
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Profile Summary

Dr. Mielke is a globally recognized leader in the field of optics and lasers, with expertise spanning fundamental research, intellectual property, commercial product development, manufacturing, and applications. He joined Raydiance in its infancy and has helped build the company from incubator stage to market leader in precision laser micro-fabrication solutions. Dr. Mielke has been awarded 12 U.S. and international patents. He has published 19 refereed journal and proceedings articles and has performed more than 40 technical presentations at major optics and interdisciplinary conferences around the world. Dr. Mielke actively supports the optics and photonics field by serving on the Optical Society of America (OSA) Public Policy Committee, the Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL) Conference program committee, the CLEO Industrial Innovations Subcommittee, the Laser Microprocessing Committee for ICALEO, and the Photonics West Program Committee on Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific and Industrial Applications. He is also Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. Dr. Mielke earned his BS in Physics from the University of Florida and his PhD in Optics from CREOL at the University of Central Florida.
Publications (13)

Proceedings Article | 18 March 2016
Proc. SPIE. 9741, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications V
KEYWORDS: Ultrafast phenomena, Photonic crystal fibers, Femtosecond phenomena, Lasers, Laser applications, Head, Nonlinear optics, Finite element methods, Micromachining, Picosecond phenomena, Connectors, Pulsed laser operation, Fiber coupled lasers, Laser systems engineering

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9356, High-Power Laser Materials Processing: Lasers, Beam Delivery, Diagnostics, and Applications IV
KEYWORDS: Laser sources, Photonic crystal fibers, Cladding, Glasses, High power lasers, Laser applications, Amplifiers, Fiber lasers, Laser damage threshold, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 5 September 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9202, Photonics Applications for Aviation, Aerospace, Commercial, and Harsh Environments V
KEYWORDS: Fiber amplifiers, Second-harmonic generation, Optical amplifiers, Fiber optics, Satellites, Amplifiers, Distortion, Scanning probe microscopy, Neodymium, Fiber optics tests

Proceedings Article | 7 March 2014
Proc. SPIE. 8961, Fiber Lasers XI: Technology, Systems, and Applications
KEYWORDS: Fiber amplifiers, Optical amplifiers, Femtosecond phenomena, Fiber optics, Fiber lasers, Erbium, Micromachining, Femtosecond fiber lasers, Pulsed laser operation, Laser systems engineering

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8269, Photonic and Phononic Properties of Engineered Nanostructures II
KEYWORDS: Photonic crystal fibers, Silica, Cladding, Signal attenuation, Dispersion, Beam delivery, Fiber lasers, Nonlinear optics, Helium, Pulsed laser operation

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Conference Committee Involvement (5)
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XV
8 February 2015 | San Francisco, California, United States
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XIV
2 February 2014 | San Francisco, California, United States
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XIII
3 February 2013 | San Francisco, California, United States
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XII
22 January 2012 | San Francisco, California, United States
Frontiers in Ultrafast Optics: Biomedical, Scientific, and Industrial Applications XI
23 January 2011 | San Francisco, California, United States
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