Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



David Fittinghoff

Physicist
Physics Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Engineering Applied Science
University of California, Davis/Livermore
1993
M.S. Engineering Applied Science
University of California, Davis/Livermore
1989
B.S. Physics
University of California at Davis
1985

Personal Background

Dr. David N. Fittinghoff received the B.S. degree in physics (1985) from the University of California, Davis, and the M.S. (1989) and Ph.D. (1993) in engineering applied science from the University of California, Davis/Livermore. He is known for making the first observation on enhanced double ionization of helium by an ultrashort laser pulse while he was a graduate student at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and for contributions to the development of frequency-resolved optical gating, the first general method for measuring ultrashort laser pulses while a post-doc at Sandia National Laboratory. He has also worked in many other areas of experimental science including high-power microwave generation, two-photon confocal microscopy, the development of chirped pulse amplification systems, and the development of Thomson Scattering X-ray sources. Dr. Fittinghoff is currently a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory where he works on Underground Test Readiness as a reaction-history and neutron-imaging physicist and on other Laboratory projects.

Dr. Fittinghoff was the co-chair of Frontiers In Optics 2006, the 90th Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America (OSA). He is currently a Director of the OSA and co-chair of the OSA's Science and Engineering Council, which provides technical input on all areas of optics for the Society.

Recent References

Chadwick, R;  Spahr, E;  Squier, JA, et al. "Fringe free, background free, collinear third harmonic generation frequency resolved optical gating measurements for multiphoton microscopy", Opt. Lett., 31, 3366 3368, (2006).

May, MJ;  Clancy, T;  Fittinghoff, D, et al. "High bandwidth data recording systems for pulsed power and laser produced plasma experiments", Rev. Sci. Instrum., 77, 10F504, (2006).

Fittinghoff, DN; der Au, JA; Squier, J, "Spatial and temporal characterizations of femtosecond pulses at high numerical aperture using collinear, background free, third harmonic autocorrelation", Opt. Commun., 247, 405 426, (2005).

Barty, CPJ;  Key, M;  Britten, J, et al. "An overview of LLNL high energy short pulse technology for advanced radiography of laser fusion experiments", Nucl. Fusion, 44, S266 S275, (2004).

Hartemann, FV;  Tremaine, AM;  Anderson, SG, et al. "Characterization of a bright, tunable, ultrafast Compton scattering X ray source", Laser Part. Beams, 22, 221 244, (2004).


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