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Robert Bernath

CREOL Alum: Robert Bernath

Education
2007 PhD in Electrical Engineering, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2004 MS in Electrical Engineering, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2002 B.S. in Engineering Physics at Jacksonville University

Employment
Current Position: Research Scientist, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
2002 - 2008: Research Scientist, University of Central Florida
Current Position: Business Development Manager, Technical Consultant, University of Central Florida
 
Biography
Robert Bernath graduated from Jacksonville University in 2002 with a B.S. in Engineering Physics and a minor in Math. Since then he has been working at the University of Central Florida in the College of Optics/ CREOL where he completed his PhD in Electro-Optics in 2007. His area of study is high-peak-power lasers, and the interaction technologies associated with their use. In addition, he is proficient in plasma code simulations of laser interactions with material. Dr. Bernath has worked on many different topic areas including x-ray generation, EUV generation, material processing, laser design and construction, laser plasma modeling, and femtosecond pulse propagation through the atmosphere and the interaction effects. The most recent work utilizing filamentation of femtosecond laser pulses through the atmosphere is ongoing work, some of which will be published in the near future. Dr. Bernath is currently continuing his work on EUV source technology in a spin-off company formed from the university. For more information regarding any work, please feel free to contact him directly.
 
Publications
2017
M.C. Richardson, N. Barbieri, K Lim, C.H Jeon, M. Weidman, D. Thul, M. Durand, S. Rostrami-Fairchild, R. Bernath, M. Baudelet, W. Li, E. Johnson
"Using Vortex Optics with High Intensity Laser Beams"
Seminar given at University of Bordeaux - CELIA April 6th
2013
M. Richardson, R. Bernath, M. Weidmann, N. Barbieri, K. Lim, M. Durand and M. Baudelet
"Remote plasmas produced by laser filaments"
ICON/LAT 2013, Section on Ultrafast diagnostics in laser research, Moscow, Russia June 16-22
2012
M. Richardson, M. Durand, M. Baudelet, M. Weidman, N. Barbieri, R. Bernath, K. Lim
"Long range projection of high energy densities with laser filamentation and selected interaction studies"
15th DEPS Annual Directed Energy Symposium , Albuquerque, Nov 27-29, 2012
2012
N. Barbieri, M. Weidman, K. Lim, M. Baudelet, R. Bernath, and M. Richardson
"RF emission from filament-matter interaction"
COFIL 2012, Tucson, AZ, USA. Poster presentation (08 October 2012)
2011
M. Richardson, M. Baudelet, D. Christodoulides, R. Bernath, M. Fisher, N. Barbieri, M. Weidman, E. Johnson, M. Poutous, Z. Roth
"Air filamentation – today and in the future"
2011 Physics of Quantum Electronics Conference, Snowbird, UT (January 2011)
2011
M. C. Richardson, M. Baudelet, D. N. Christodoulides, R. Bernath, M. Fisher, N. Barbieri, M. Weidman, E. G. Johnson, and Z. Roth
"Engineered filaments"
9th annual ultrashort pulse laser workshop, Directed Energy Professional Society; Santa Fe, NM, USA
2011
N. Barbieri, M. Weidman, K. Lim, G. Katona, M. Baudelet, R. Bernath, J. Aspiotis, and M. C. Richardson
"RF emission from filament induced laser plasmas"
9th annual ultrashort pulse laser workshop, Directed Energy Professional Society; Santa Fe, NM, USA.
2010
R. Bernath, C. Brown, J. Duncan, K. Takenoshita, M. Richardson, J. Cunado
"Advanced Droplet and Plasma Targeting System"
U.S. Patent 7,718,985, May 18
2010
M. Richardson, M. Baudelet, D. Christodoulides, R. Bernath, M. Fisher, N. Barbieri, M. Weidman, E. Johnson, M. Poutous, Z. Roth
"Multi-structured air filamentation and interaction investigations"
3rd International Symposium on Filamentation, (COFIL 2010), Aghia Pelaghia, Crete, Greece. Invited presentation (31 May - 05 June 2010)
2009
Martin Richardson, Robert Bernath
"Stand-Off Effects Produced by Self-Channeled Femtosecond Lasers"
GOMACTech Conference (Orlando, FL, USA, 2009) 16-19 March 2009
2009
Robert Bernath, Martin Richardson, Joshua Duncan, Michael Hemmer, Timothy McComb, Etienne Puyoo
"Systems and methods for measuring ultra-short light pulses"
University of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc. (Orlando, FL), June 23
2009
M. Richardson K. Takenoshita, R. Bernath, R. Kamtaprasad, J. Szilagyi, O. Rodriguez, N. Bodnar, S. A. George
"The Case for Solid-state Laser Driven EUV Sources"
EUV Source Workshop 2009, Baltimore, MD (2009).
2008
Robert Bernath, Martin Richardson
"Femtosecond laser self-channeling in the atmosphere"
Environmental and Biological Applications of Lasers (Cairo, Egypt, 2008) January 2008
2008
K. Takenoshita, R. Bernath, R. Kamptaprasad, J. Szilagyi, S. A. George, J. Cunado, M. Richardson, B. Fulford, I. Henderson, N. Hay, S. Ellwi
"Time-Multiplexed Solid-State Laser-driven EUV Sources for Beta-Tools and HVM"
International Symposium on Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography 2008, Lake Tahoe, California (2008).
2007
Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Simi George, Chiew-Seng Koay, Jose Cunado, Robert Bernath, Christopher Brown, Moza Al-Rabban, William Silfvast, Martin Richardson
"Characterization of the Tin-doped droplet laser plasma EUV soruces for HVM"
Proceedings of SPIE, Advanced lithographyvolume 6517, 2007
2007
Simi George, Jose Cunado, Somsak (Tony) Teerawattanasook, Robert Bernath, Christopher Brown, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Chiew-Seng Koay, Martin Richardson
"High repetition-rate LPP-source facility for EUVL"
Proceedings of SPIE, Advanced lithographyvolume 6517, 2007
2006
Jason Aspiotis, Robert Bernath, Christopher G. Brown, Martin C. Richardson
"Detection and analysis of RF emission generated by laser-matter interactions"
Proceedings of SPIE. SPIE Defense and Security Symposium , SPIE (Orlando, FL, USA), volume 6219, number 08, pages 1-8, May 2006
2006
Jason Aspiotis, Robert Bernath, Christopher Brown, Martin Richardson
"Detection and analysis of RF emissiongenerated by laser matter interactions."
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium , SPIE (Orlando, FL, USA) May 2006
2006
Simi A. George, William T. Silfvast, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Chiew-Seng Koay, Gregory Shimkaveg, Martin C. Richardson, Moza Mohammad Al-Rabban, H. Scott
"EUV Generation from Lithium Laser Plasma for Lithography"
Proceedings of SPIE, Advanced lithography, volume 6151
2006
Martin Richardson, Christopher Brown, Matthew Fisher, Robert Bernath
"Femtosecond Interaction Studies for Stand-off LIBS"
Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy 2006 (Montreal, PQ, Canada) 5-8 September 2006
2006
R. Bernath
"High-intensity ultra-fast laser interaction technologies "
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2006
Christopher G. Brown, Robert Bernath, Matthew Fisher, Martin C. Richardson, Michael Sigman, R.A. Walters, A Miziolek, H. Bereket, Lewis E. Johnson
"Remote Femtosecond Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in a Standoff Detection Regime"
Proceedings of SPIE. SPIE Defense and Security Symposium , SPIE (Orlando, FL, USA, 2006), volume 6219, pages B1-B7, May 2006
2006
Christopher Brown, Robert Bernath, Matthew Fisher, Martin Richardson, Michael Sigman, R.A. Walters, A Miziolek, H. Bereket, Lewis Johnson
"Remote Femtosecond Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in a Standoff Detection Regime."
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium , SPIE (Orlando, FL, USA) May 2006
2006
Robert Bernath, Christopher G. Brown, Jason Aspiotis, Matthew Fisher, Martin C. Richardson
"Shock-wave generation in transparent media from ultra-fast lasers"
Proceedings of SPIE Defense and Security Symposium , SPIE (Orlando, FL, USA, 2006), volume 6219, pages A1-A5, May 2006
2006
Robert Bernath, Christopher Brown, Jason Aspiotis, Matthew Fisher, Martin Richardson
"Shock-wave generation in transparent media from ultra-fast lasers."
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium. Orlando, FL, USA, May 2006.
2005
Martin C. Richardson, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Christian Keyser, Robert Bernath, Simi A. George, Somsak (Tony) Teerawattanasook
"Diagnostics for laser plasma EUV sources"
Proceedings of SPIE, volume 5580, pages 434-442
2005
Martin C. Richardson, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Simi A. George, Robert Bernath, Moza Mohammad Al-Rabban
"Efficient 13.5 nm EUV generation from a laser plasma"
Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS), volume 3, pages 1947- 1949, May 2005.
2005
Martin Richardson, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutosji Takenoshita, Simi George, Robert Bernath, Moza Al-Rabban
"Efficient 13.5 nm EUV generation from a laser plasma"
Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (QELS)volume 3, pages 1947- 1949 , May 2005
2005
Martin Richardson, Chiew-Seng Koay, Simi George, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Moza Al-Rabban, H. Scott, Vivek Bakshi
"EUV source parameters of the laser-produced tin-doped micro-plasma"
Proceedings of SPIE, Emerging Lithographic Technologies IX, SPIE (San Jose, CA, USA, 2005) volume 5751-91, 1-3 March
2005
Simi George, Robert Bernath, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Martin Richardson, Moza Al-Rabban, H. Scott
"EUV spectroscopy of mass-limited Sn-doped laser micro-plasmas"
Proceedings of SPIE, Emerging Lithographic Technologies IX, SPIE (San Jose, CA, USA) volume 5751-92, 1-3 March 2005
2005
Simi A. George, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Moza Mohammad Al-Rabban, Christian Keyser, H. Scott, Martin C. Richardson
"EUV spectroscopy of mass-limited Sn-doped laser micro-plasmas"
Proceedings of SPIE, volume 5751
2005
Simi George, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Moza Al-Rabban, Christian Keyser, H. Scott, Martin Richardson
"EUV spectroscopy of mass-limited Sn-doped laser micro-plasmas"
Proceedings of SPIEvolume 5751, 2005
2005
Chiew-Seng Koay, Simi George, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Etsuo Fujiwara, Martin Richardson
"High conversion efficiency microscopic tin-doped droplet laser plasma source for EUVL"
Proceedings of SPIE, Emerging Lithographic Technologies IX, SPIE (San Jose, CA, USA) volume 5751-30, 1-3 March 2005
2005
Chiew-Seng Koay, Simi A. George, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Etsuo Fujiwara, Martin C. Richardson
"High conversion efficiency microscopic tin-doped droplet target laser-plasma source for EUVL"
Proceedings of SPIE, volume 5751
2005
Chiew-Seng Koay, Simi George, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Etsuo Fujiwara, Martin Richardson
"High conversion efficiency microscopic tin-doped droplet target laser-plasma source for EUVL"
Proceedings of SPIEvolume 5751, 2005
2005
Moza Al-Rabban, Martin Richardson, Simi George, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, H. Scott
"Radiation transport modeling for Xe and Sn-doped droplet laser-plasma sources"
Proceedings of SPIE, Emerging Lithographic Technologies IX, SPIE (San Jose, CA, USA, 2005) volume 5751-90, 1-4 March
2004
Martin Richardson, Robert Bernath, Nikolai Vorobiev, Joshua Duncan, Kevin Moll, Alexander Gaeta
"Defying Diffraction – High intensity laser propagation in the atmosphere"
Physics of Quantum Electronics Conference (Snowbird, UT) 6 January 2004
2004
Martin Richardson, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Christian Keyser, Robert Bernath, Simi George, Somsak (Tony) Teerawattanasook
"Diagnostics of laser plasma EUV sources for Lithography"
Proceedings of the 25th International Congress on High Speed Photography, SPIE (Alexandria, VA, USA, 2004) 22-24 September 2004
2004
Simi George, Robert Bernath, Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Martin Richardson, Moza Al-Rabban, H. Scott
"EUV spectroscopy of mass-limited Sn-doped laser plasmas"
International Symposium on EUV Lithography (Miyazaki, Japan) 1-5 November 2004
2004
Peggy Gonzales, Robert Bernath, Joshua J. Duncan, Richard Ty Olmstead, Martin C. Richardson
"Femtosecond ablation scaling for different materials"
Proceedings of SPIE Euro Photonics, volume 5458, number 5458, pages 265-272
2004
Richard Olmstead, Robert Bernath, Peggy Gonzales, Kisei Tanaka, Christopher Brown, Martin Richardson, Oscar Sisstrunk
"Femtosecond laser ablation studies of dental ceramics, teeth, and other related materials."
International Symposium on Non-Oxide Glasses and New Optical Glasses (ISNOG) (Cocoa Beach, FL, USA) 7-12 November 2004
2004
Chiew-Seng Koay, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Simi George, Moza Al-Rabban, Robert Bernath, Etsuo Fujiwara, Martin Richardson
"High repetition-rate laser-plasma light source for EUV lithography"
Optics in the Southeast (Charlotte, NC) 4-5 November 2004
2004
Clarisse Mazuir, Robert Bernath, Aude Goury, Chiew-Seng Koay, Martin Richardson
"In-band high-resolution imaging of microscopic 13 laser-plasma sources."
International Symposium on EUV Lithography (Miyazaki, Japan) 1-5 November 2004
2004
Chiew-Seng Koay, Simi George, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Etsuo Fujiwara, Martin Richardson, Vivek Bakshi
"Precision 13 nm metrology of the microscopic tin-doped droplet laser-plasma source."
International Symposium on EUV Lithography (Miyazaki, Japan) 1-5 November
2004
Martin Richardson, Nikolai Vorobiev, Robert Bernath, Christopher Brown, Joshua Duncan, Kevin Moll, Alexander Gaeta
"Propagation and interaction studies of high intensity femtosecond laser beams in the atmosphere"
NTAR VI (Wake Forest University, NC, USA) 15-17 November
2004
Kevin Moll, Alexander Gaeta, Martin Richardson, Robert Bernath, Joshua Duncan, Nikolai Vorobiev
"Self-similar collapse in air"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (San Francisco, CA), 17 May 2004
2004
Martin Richardson, Robert Bernath, Joshua Duncan, Nikolai Vorobiev, Kevin Moll, Alexander Gaeta
"Self-similar collapse of femtosecond laser pulses in air"
Directed Energy Professional Society, Directed Energy Professional Society (Boulder , CO, USA) 25-27 September 2004
2004
Cleon Barnett, Christopher Brown, Martin Richardson, Lewis Johnson
"Study of the temporal evolution of dual-pulse Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) emissions"
3rd International Conference on LIBS (Madrid, Spain) 21-23 September 2004
2004
Martin Richardson, Chiew-Seng Koay, Simi George, Kazutoshi Takenoshita, Robert Bernath, Moza Al-Rabban, H. Scott
"The tin-doped droplet laser-plasma EUV source"
International Symposium on EUV Lithography (Miyazaki, Japan) 1-5 November 2004
2003
Martin C. Richardson, Nikolai Vorobiev, Arnaud Zoubir, Robert Bernath, Richard Ty Olmstead, Joshua J. Duncan
"Burst mode high power femtosecond laser propagation through the atmosphere"
Proceedings of CLEO, 1-6 June 2003. Paper CThB4.
2003
Craig W. Siders, Martin C. Richardson, Nikolai Vorobiev, Richard Ty Olmstead, Robert Bernath, Tina Shih
"Burst-mode femtosecond ablation in Copper and Lexan"
Proceedings of CLEO, June 2003. Paper CFF3.
2002
Keyser, C.; Bernath, R.; Al-Rabban, M.; Richardson, M.
"Dynamics of mass-limited laser plasma targets as sources for extreme ultraviolet lithography"
Japanese Journal of Applied Physics Part 1-Regular Papers Short Notes & Review Papers. 41(6B) 4070-4073
2002
Christian Keyser, Chiew-Seng Koay, Robert Bernath, Martin C. Richardson, I.C.E. Turcu, Harry Rieger, Mike F. Powers
"Liquid Droplet-Target Laser Plasma Sources for EUV Lithography"
Proceedings of CLEO, volume 1, page 441, 19-24 May 2002.
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