Mr. Sami D. Alaruri (Al-Aruri)
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Author
Area of Expertise:
Lasers and Fiber-Optics Technology , Electro-Optical Systems Development and Modeling , Optical Imaging Technology , Lens Design , Development of Optical Spectroscopy Instrumentation , and Optical Measurements.
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Profile Summary

EDUCATION:
* B.Sc., Physics, Kuwait University
* M.Sc., Lasers and their Applications, University of Essex, England
* M.S., Applied Optics, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, U.S.A.
Thesis Title: "Studies of wavelength-dependent loss effects in optical fibers and sensors"
* M.S., Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University at Indianapolis
* M.S., Engineering Management, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
• Worked for Beckman Coulter, Inc., Corning, Inc., Rolls-Royce Corp. and Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research.

Optical/laser engineer and an analytical chemist with background in the following areas:
• New product design, development, testing and manufacturing
• Development of products servicing the biotechnology, telecom and aerospace markets
• Development of imaging, non-imaging, free-space, fiber-optics based, and coherent and incoherent light
source-based optical systems
• Development of lasers and laser amplifiers
• Laser beam diagnostics
• EO components charaterization
• Fiber-optics technology, sensors, instrumentation and measurements
• Optical spectroscopy instrumentation development
• Cameras and detectors
• Bio-optics
• Lens design and tolerance analysis
• Optical systems modeling and analysis
• Geometrical, physical, Gaussian and Fourier optics calculations
• Complex optical systems alignment techniques
• Optical coatings
• Laser interferometry
• Extensive hands-on experience with UV-VIS-S/M/LWIR lasers, imagers and optical instrumentation
• Statistical data analysis
• Image and signal analysis
• Wet chemistry
• Generation of intellectual property
• Technical management
• SW skills: Zemax, Matlab, Mathematica and ImageJ.

• Sami' s contributions to commercial products include: LEDs-based multimode microplate reader, imaging spectrometer-based system for qPCR detection, Coulter particles counter, high-resolution imaging system used in lab centrifuges, excimer laser angioplasty system, EDFAs and WDMs.

ISSUED PATENTS: 4.
Publications (3)

SPIE Journal Paper | February 1, 1998
OE Vol. 37 Issue 02
KEYWORDS: Pyrometry, Temperature metrology, Aluminum, Coating, Integrating spheres, Transmittance, Sapphire, Diffusion, Scanning electron microscopy, Electron microscopes

SPIE Journal Paper | September 1, 1996
OE Vol. 35 Issue 09
KEYWORDS: Pyrometry, Temperature metrology, Integrating spheres, Black bodies, Sensors, Calibration, Nickel, Optical engineering, Data acquisition, Reflectivity

SPIE Journal Paper | January 1, 1995
OE Vol. 34 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Luminescence, Laser systems engineering, Monochromators, Algorithm development, Optical filters, Photomultipliers, Telescopes, Raman scattering, Scientific research, Optical engineering

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