Dr. Peter G. Schunemann
Chief Crystal Growth Scientist at BAE Systems
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Chair | Editor | Author
Profile Summary

Peter G. Schunemann has been a leading researcher in the development of nonlinear optical materials for over 25 years, authoring or co-authoring nearly 250 publications in the field. He received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1984 and 1987 respectively. He joined BAE Systems in 1987, where he has served as principal investigator on numerous of crystal growth development programs to produce improved nonlinear optical crystals for mid-infrared laser applications. In the last decade his emphasis has shifted from melt growth of exotic IR crystals to hydride vapor phase growth of patterned III-V semiconductors. His work on ZnGeP2 in particular, a critical component for the next generation laser-based IRCM systems, earned him a Quarterly Technical Achievement Award in 1992, the Jack L. Bowers Award in 1994 (the company’s highest technical award), and a Nova Award in 1995 (Lockheed Martin’s highest honor for technical excellence), and the Association of Old Crows Technology Hall of Fame award in 2002. He is an OSA Fellow, a member of SPIE and MRS, and is currently the president of AACG (American Association of Crystal Growth).
Publications (73)

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11264, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX
KEYWORDS: Visible radiation, Spectroscopy, Crystals, Silver, Imaging spectroscopy, Nonlinear optics, Terahertz radiation, Zinc oxide, Nonlinear crystals, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 9 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11264, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX
KEYWORDS: Mid-IR, Optical parametric oscillators, Crystals, Ions, Diffusion, Laser development, Zinc, Q switches, Optical pumping, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 2 March 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11264, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX
KEYWORDS: Solitons, Fiber lasers, Frequency combs, Erbium, Difference frequency generation, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 2 March 2020 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11279, Terahertz, RF, Millimeter, and Submillimeter-Wave Technology and Applications XIII
KEYWORDS: Refractive index, Optical properties, Crystals, Free space, Terahertz radiation, Phonons, Frequency conversion, Nonlinear crystals, Chalcopyrites, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 2 March 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11264, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX
KEYWORDS: Optical filters, Optical amplifiers, Femtosecond phenomena, Oscillators, Sensors, Mode locking, Gases, Frequency combs, Infrared radiation, Signal detection

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Conference Committee Involvement (23)
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XX
6 March 2021 | Online Only, California, United States
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XIX
3 February 2020 | San Francisco, California, United States
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVIII
5 February 2019 | San Francisco, California, United States
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVII
29 January 2018 | San Francisco, California, United States
Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials and Devices XVI
30 January 2017 | San Francisco, California, United States
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