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CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Tim McComb

CREOL Alum: Tim McComb

Education
2009 PhD in Optics, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2006 MS in Optics, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2005 BS in Engineering Physics at University of Arizona

Employment
Current Position: Manager, Laser and Applications R&D, Microfabrication Group, nLIGHT
2009 - 2011: Laser Engineer, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
2005 - 2009: Gradaute Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
Current Position: Manager of Laser Engineering, Powerlase Photonics
 
Publications
2013
L. Shah,T.S. McComb, R.A. Sims, P. Kadwani, C.C.C. Willis, J.B. Bradford, A. Sincore, C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, A. El-Sherif, N. Modsching, T. Bonhoff, T. Ferhat, M. Ramme, I. Mingareev, M. Richardson
"Mid-IR Fiber Lasers and Applications"
Townes Laser Institute Winter Symposium 2013
2013
L. Shah, M. Richardson, T.S. McComb, R.A. Sims, P. Kadwani, C.C.C. Willis, J.B. Bradford, A. Sincore, C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, A. El-Sherif, N. Modsching, J. Limpert, A. Tunnermann, T. Gotschall, J. Rothhardt, S. Breitkof, S. Hadrich, C. Jauregui, M. Kienel, A. Klenke, M. Baumgartl, M. Krebs, R. Lehneis, H.-J. Otto, F. Jasen, T. Eidam, A. Steinmetz, F. Stutzki, S. Demmler, C. Jocher
"Prospects of Femtosecond Fiber Lasers for Filamentation"
Fundamentals and Applications of Laser Filaments 2013
2011
R.A. Sims, C.C.C Wills, P. Kadwani, T.S. McComb, L. Shah, V. Sudesh, Z. Roth, M.K. Poutous, E.G. Johnson, M. Richardson
"Spectral beam combining of 2 um Tm:fiber laser systems"
Optics Communications vol. 284, no, 7, 1988-1991
2011
R. Sims, Z. Roth, C. Willis, P. Kadwani, T. McComb, L. Shah, V. Sudesh, M. Poutous, E. G. Johnson, and M. C. Richardson
"Spectral narrowing and stabilization of thulium fiber lasers using guided-mode resonance filters"
Optics Letters vol. 36, no. 5, 737-739
2010
M.C. Richardson, L. Shah, T.S. McComb , R.A. Sims, C. Willis, P. Kadwani, and V. Sudesh
"Advanced Tm:Fiber Laser Development"
DEPS Solid State Laser Technology Review, Bloomfield, CO, June
2010
T.S. McComb , L. Shah, R.A. Sims, V. Sudesh , and M.C. Richardson
"Atmospheric Propagation Testing With A High-Power Tunable Thulium Fiber Laser System"
Photonics West LASE, San Francisco, CA, January 27
2010
Timothy S. McComb, Martin C. Richardson & Michael Bass
"High power fiber lasers and amplifiers"
Chapter 25, Handbook of Optics Volume V, Atmospheric Optics, Modulators, Fiber Optics X-ray and Neutron Optics, Editor, M. Bass, Publ: Optical Society of America, Washington DC, USA p 25.1-25.33
2010
Lawrence Shah, Timothy S. McComb, R. Andrew Sims, Christina C.C. Willis, Pankaj Kadwani, Vikas Sudesh, Martin Richardson
"High Power Thulium Fiber Lasers"
International High Power Laser Ablation Conference, Taos, NM, 18-22 April 2010. Invited Talk.
2010
Christina C. C. Willis, Lawrence Shah, Matthieu Baudelet, Pankaj Kadwani, Timothy S. McComb, R. Andrew Sims, Vikas Sudesh, Martin Richardson
"High-Energy Q-switch Tm3+-doped polarization maintaining silica fiber laser"
Photonics West LASE, San Francisco, CA
2010
T.S. McComb, R.A. Sims, C.C.C. Willis, P. Kadwani, V. Sudesh, L. Shah, M. Richardson
"High-power widely tunable thulium fiber lasers"
Applied Optics vol. 49, no. 32, 6236-6242
2010
V. Sudesh, T.S. McComb, R.A. Sims, L. Shah, M.C. Richardson, J. Stryjewski
"Latest Developments in High Power, Tunable, CW, Narrow Line Thulium Fiber Laser for Deployment to the ISTEF"
Proceedings of SPIE 7325, 73250B-1
2010
Vikas Sudesh, Timothy McComb, Martin Richardson, William Hagemann, Michael Bass, John Ballato, Anthony Siegman
"Waveguide-Pumping Gain Guided Index Antiguided Fiber Laser"
US Patent 7,668,211 B1, University of Central Florida, Research Foundation Inc., Clemson University, February 23
2009
Robert Sims, Vikas Sudesh , Timothy McComb , Ying Chen, Michael Bass, Martin Richardson, Andrew James, John Ballato, Anthony Siegman
"Diode-Pumped Very Large Core, Gain Guided, Index Antiguided Single Mode Fiber Laser"
OSA Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Denver, CO, USA) 1-4 February 2009
2009
Robert Sims, Zachary Roth, Timothy McComb , Lawrence Shah, Vikas Sudesh , Menelaos Poutous, Eric Johnson, Martin Richardson
"Guided Mode Resonance Filters as Stable Line-Narrowing Feedback Elements for Tm Fiber Lasers"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Baltimore, MD, USA) number CThN2, 1-5 June 2009
2009
T. McComb, L. Shah, R. A. Sims, V. Sudesh, J. Szilagyi, M. Richardson
"High Power, Tunable Thulium Fiber Laser System for Atmospheric Propagation Experiments"
Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2009 and 2009 Conference on Quantum electronics and Laser Science Conference. CLEO/QELS 2009. Conference on , vol., no., pp.1-2, 2-4 June 2009
2009
Timothy McComb , Vikas Sudesh , Lawrence Shah, Robert Sims, Martin Richardson
"High Power, Tunable Thulium Fiber Laser System for Atmospheric Propagation Experiments"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Baltimore, MD, USA) number CThR5, 1-4 June 2009
2009
Vikas Sudesh , Timothy McComb , Lawrence Shah, Robert Sims, Martin Richardson
"High Power, Tunable, CW, Narrow Line Thulium Fiber Laser for Ranging Applications"
OSA Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Denver, CO, USA) 1-4 February 2009
2009
Vikas Sudesh , Timothy McComb , Robert Sims, Lawrence Shah, Martin Richardson, John Stryjewski
"Latest developments in high-power tunable CW narrow line thulium fiber laser for deployment to the ISTEF"
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing (Orlando, FL, USA) 13-17 April 2009
2009
T. McComb
"Power Scaling of Large Mode Area Thulium Fiber Lasers in Various Spectral and Temporal Regimes"
PhD Dissertation, CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics
2009
Christina Willis, Robert Sims, Pankaj Kadwani, Timothy McComb , Lawrence Shah, Vikas Sudesh , Martin Richardson, Zachary Roth, Menelaos Poutous, Eric Johnson
"Spectral Beam Combining 2 um Thulium Fiber Laser Systems"
International OSA Network of Students North America Conference (College Park, MD, USA, 2009) 24-26 September 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
Timothy McComb , Robert Sims, Matthew Reichert, Vikas Sudesh , Martin Richardson,
"VBG and GMRF stabilized continuous-wave tunable (50 nm) narrow-linewidth thulium fiber laser"
Photonics West LASE (San Jose, CA, USA) 24-29 January 2009
2009
Timothy McComb , Lawrence Shah, Robert Sims, Vikas Sudesh , Martin Richardson
"Widely-tunable (>100 nm) continuous-wave narrow-linewidth high-power thulium fiber laser"
Photonics West LASE (San Jose, CA, USA) 24-29 January 2009
2008
Vikas Sudesh , Timothy S. McComb, Ying Chen, Michael Bass, Martin C. Richardson, John Ballato, Anthony Siegman,
"Diode-pumped 200 µm diameter core gain-guided, index-antiguided single mode fiber laser"
Applied Physics B, volume 90, pages 369-372. Femtosecond laser photo-response of Ge_{23}Sb_{7}S_{70} films
2008
Vikas Sudesh, Timothy McComb, Ying Chen, Michael Bass, Martin Richardson, John Ballato and Anthony E. Siegman
"Gain-Guided Single Mode Laser Action in a Diode-Pumped 200 µm Index Anti-Guided Fiber"
Applied Physics B
2008
Martin Richardson, Timothy McComb, Vikas Sudesh
"High Power Fiber Lasers and Applications to Manufacturing"
First International Confrence on Laser and Plasma Applications in Materials Science (Algiers, Algeria, 2008) 23-26 June 2008Invited paper.
2008
Gavin Frith, Timothy McComb , Bryce Samson, Adrian Carter, Josh Farroni, Kevin Farley, Kanishka Tankala, William Torruellas
"Latest developments in 790nm-pumped Tm-doped fibre laser systems for DIRCM applications"
SPIE Europe Security and Defence (Cardiff, UK) 15-18 September 2008
2008
Timothy McComb , Vikas Sudesh , Martin Richardson
"Narrow Linewidth Volume Bragg Grating Stabilized Thulium Fiber Laser"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (San Jose, CA, USA) 9 May 2008
2008
Hyun Su Kim, Timothy McComb , Vikas Sudesh , Martin Richardson
"Numerical Investigation into Beam Propagation inside an Index Antiguided Fiber Laser"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (San Jose, CA, USA) 6 May 2008
2008
Timothy McComb , Vikas Sudesh , Ying Chen, Michael Bass, Martin Richardson, John Ballato, Anthony Siegman
"Single Mode Lasing in Gain-Guided Index Anti-Guided Diode End Pumped Fiber"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (San Jose, CA, USA) 8 May 2008
2007
Ying Chen, Vikas Sudesh , Timothy McComb , Martin Richardson, Michael Bass, John Ballato, Anthony Siegman
"Experimental Demonstration of Gain Guided Lasing in an Index Anti Guided Fiber"
Proceedings on Advanced Solid State Lasers2007
2007
Ying Chen, Vikas Sudesh, Timothy McComb, Martin C. Richardson, Michael Bass and John Ballato
"Lasing in a gain guided index anti-guided fiber"
JOSA-B 24, 1683, special issue on Fiber Lasers
2007
Ying Chen, Vikas Sudesh , Timothy S. McComb, Martin C. Richardson, Michael Bass, John Ballato
"Lasing in a gain-guided index antiguided fiber"
Journal of the Optical Society of America B, volume 24, pages 1683-1688
2007
Timothy McComb , Vikas Sudesh , Ying Chen, Michael Bass, Martin Richardson, John Ballato, Anthony Siegman
"Single Mode Lasing in a 200µm Diameter Core Gain-guided Index Anti-guided Diode End Pumped Fiber"
Proceedings of LEOS (Orlando, FL, USA) 24 October 2007Invited paper.
2007
Ying Chen, Timothy McComb, Vikas Sudesh, Martin Richardson and Michael Bass
"Very large core, single mode gain guided index anti-guided fiber lasers"
Optics Letters
2007
Ying Chen, Timothy S. McComb , Vikas Sudesh , Martin C. Richardson, Michael Bass, John Ballato
"Very large-core, single-mode, gain-guided, index-antiguided fiber lasers"
Optics Letters, volume 32, pages 2505-2507
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