Dr. William M. Grossman
Consultant at Independent Technology Works
SPIE Involvement:
Senior status | Conference Program Committee | Author | Instructor
Publications (4)

SPIE Journal Paper | 13 October 2015
OE Vol. 54 Issue 10
KEYWORDS: Carbon monoxide, Absorption, Neodymium, Gas lasers, Carbon dioxide lasers, Atmospheric sensing, Atmospheric laser remote sensing, YAG lasers, Carbon dioxide

Proceedings Article | 28 February 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Energy efficiency, Q switching, High power lasers, Nd:YAG lasers, Laser resonators, Laser stabilization, Harmonic generation, Q switched lasers, Frequency conversion, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 12 April 2005
Proc. SPIE. 5713, Photon Processing in Microelectronics and Photonics IV
KEYWORDS: Modulation, Ultraviolet radiation, Laser processing, Materials processing, Solid state lasers, Infrared lasers, Laser stabilization, Harmonic generation, Signal detection, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 8 October 2004
Proc. SPIE. 5662, Fifth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
KEYWORDS: Fiber amplifiers, Electronics, Fiber lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Diodes, Micromachining, Q switched lasers, Neodymium, Neodymium lasers, Pulsed laser operation

Conference Committee Involvement (2)
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
20 January 2008 | San Jose, California, United States
Solid State Lasers XVI: Technology and Devices
22 January 2007 | San Jose, California, United States
Course Instructor
SC1174: Improving Laser Reliability: an Introduction
From science to so-called secret sauces, we will share some of the tricks, techniques, and good practices that go into designing and manufacturing reliable lasers and systems. Lasers are often expensive. Eliminating laser failures, even one laser failure, is a big win. This course examines both optical and non-optical issues that affect reliability. We will emphasize solid-state lasers, frequency-converted lasers, aspects of fiber lasers, and systems that use lasers. We will cover semiconductor lasers, mainly from the perspective of using them as components. Our goal is to help you make more reliable lasers and more reliable laser systems. Together, we will discuss many examples illustrating key failure modes and how to avoid failures. This course has new examples and information for 2018.
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