Mr. Peter A. Thelin
Consultant at
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Cutting, grinding and polishing exotic optical materials , Prototype & limited production , Manufacturing time & cost estimating , Metrology regarding surface finishes , Optical nomenclature translation , Hand grinding & polishing to etter than 1/20th wave!
Profile Summary

1988-2017; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory--Optic Shop
1986-1988; Contraves Goerz, Pittsburgh PA--Aspherics
1984-1986; United Technology Research Center, West Palm Beach Fl--Metal Optics
1978-1984; ZYGO Middlefield Connecticut--Spherical polishing & metrology

2006 R&D 100 Award, Y-CoB Frequency Convertor
2010 R&D 100 Award, Strontium Iodide Gama Spectroscopy
2016 R&D 100 Award GLO scintillator

Retired from LLNL August 2017, available for consultation

N Cherepy et. al. “Inst. Dev. and Gamma Spectroscopy with SrI2” IEEE Trans on Nuc Sci 60 (2013)
J Geary et. al. “Interferometry on Grazing Incidence Optics” Opt Eng 26 (1987)
J. Adams et. al. “4.0–4.5-µm lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K” Opt Let (1999)
P.J. Kuzmenko et. al. “Modeling, Fab, and Testing of a Diamond-Machined Ge Immersion Grating” SPIE (2002)
Publications (4)

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 15, 2017
Proc. SPIE. 10392, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XIX
KEYWORDS: Crystals, Sensors, Strontium, Radioisotopes, Scintillators, Europium, Gamma radiation, Spectrometers, Scintillation

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 4, 2015
Proc. SPIE. 9593, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVII
KEYWORDS: Scintillators, Ceramics, Radiography, Imaging spectroscopy, Garnet, Spectroscopy, Photodiodes, Radio optics, Transparency, Crystals

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 9, 2014
Proc. SPIE. 9213, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XVI
KEYWORDS: Crystals, Sensors, Radioisotopes, Prototyping, Strontium, Scintillation, Data modeling, Performance modeling, Scintillators, Digital electronics

PROCEEDINGS ARTICLE | September 28, 2011
Proc. SPIE. 8142, Hard X-Ray, Gamma-Ray, and Neutron Detector Physics XIII
KEYWORDS: Scintillators, Ceramics, Crystals, Strontium, Spectroscopy, Scintillation, Gamma radiation, Garnet, Bismuth, Radiography

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