NIF Optics and Materials
Materials Science Division
Case Western University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
My research interests include colloid and interfacial chemistry of inorganic materials; and processing and performance of optical materials, coatings and protective films in severe environments. I provide the systems engineering interface to ensure the laser optics can support the physics experiments on the National Ignition Facility.
Beeler, R; Casey, A; Conder, A, et al. "Shot planning and analysis tools on the NIF project",
Kegelmeyer, LM; Clark, R; Leach, RR, et al. "Automated optics inspection analysis for NIF",
P.K. Whitman, D. Hahn, T. Soules, M. Norton, S. Dixit, G. Donohue, J. Folta, W. Hollingsworth, M. Maienschein-Cline, "Performance of Thin Borosilicate Glass Sheets at 351-nm," Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2004,
P. Wegner, J. Auerbach, T. Biesiada, S. Dixit, J. Lawson, J. Menapace, T. Parham, D. Swift, P. Whitman, W. Williams, "NIF final optics system: frequency conversion and beam conditioning,"
T.I. Suratwala, M.L. Hanna, E.L. Miller, P.K. Whitman, I.M. Thomas, P.R. Ehrmann, R.S. Maxwell, A.K. Burnham, "Surface Chemistry and Trimethylsilyl Functionalization of Stöber Silica Sols in Solution "
De Yoreo, JJ; Burnham, AK; Whitman, PK. "Developing KH2PO4 and KD2 PO4 crystals for the world's most powerful laser",