Michael J. Myers
Retired at L3Harris Technologies Inc Kigre
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Eye-Safe Laser Transmitters , Q-switched Erbium Glass Lasers , Laser Glass , Samarium Glass , Rare Earth Dopded Glass , HESP Laser Transmitters
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Michael J. Myers, President, Kigre, Inc.

Education: BS Chemistry, University of Toledo, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO,
Boling Green State University, OH
Graduate Studies – Clemson University
Rutgers University
Virginia Polytec & MIT

Mr. Myers joined Kigre, Inc. in 1974. Work included testing of laser glass compositions, fabrication of laser components and production of high purity raw materials for the laser glass and semiconductor industries. Accomplishments include: development of high power solid state laser pumping chambers, design and construction of Kigre's customized clean rooms, melting, military and medical laser production facilities, establishment and introduction of quality control and laser production procedures, and formalization of Kigre's Visiting Scholar Program. Michael helped devise third generation Nd:YAG and Ho:YAG lasers for eye surgery, a new series of Faraday rotator glasses, and low threshold Er:Glass laser systems for "eye-safe" remote sensing applications. He was instrumental in development of a number of novel (FDA approved & patented) medical laser devices and applications. Mr. Myers is an ACS certified analytical chemist, Member IEEE LEOS Lasers and Electro-Optics Society of America, The American Ceramic Society, SPIE-International Society for Optical Engineering and Elks. Michael was awarded the 1997 SCRA, South Carolina Research Authority decoration for outstanding leadership in science and technology and a Tibbett’s Award for SBIR Technology Development. Mr. Myers has authored or co-authored 6 patents, a graduate school textbook chapter pertaining to lasers in chemistry and over 71 technical publications pertaining to the field of lasers and electro-optics.
Publications (32)

Proceedings Article | 19 August 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9153, Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VII
KEYWORDS: Telescopes, Astronomy, Aerospace engineering, Polarization, Sensors, Physics, Receivers, Space telescopes, Spatial resolution, Baryon acoustic oscillations

Proceedings Article | 18 March 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8626, Oxide-based Materials and Devices IV
KEYWORDS: Oxides, Mid-IR, Metals, Glasses, Crystals, Platinum, Infrared radiation, Zinc oxide, Fiber coatings, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 8 March 2013
Proc. SPIE. 8565, Photonic Therapeutics and Diagnostics IX
KEYWORDS: Near infrared, Short wave infrared radiation, Laser therapeutics, Glasses, Skin, Nd:YAG lasers, Yeast, Erbium, Q switched lasers, Erbium lasers

Proceedings Article | 17 February 2010
Proc. SPIE. 7578, Solid State Lasers XIX: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Iron, Glasses, Spectroscopy, Calcium, Fiber lasers, Head, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, Chemical analysis, Head-mounted displays, Plasma

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2008
Proc. SPIE. 6863, Optical Diagnostics and Sensing VIII
KEYWORDS: Tissues, Skin, Copper, Calcium, Fiber lasers, Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy, Aluminum, Spectrophotometry, Erbium lasers, Plasma

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