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CREOL, The College of Optics & Photonics
Robert Sims

CREOL Alum: Robert Sims

Education
2013 PhD in Optics, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2009 MS in Optics, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2006 B.S. in Physics at Samford University

Employment
Current Position: Sr Research Scientist, Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies
2007 - 2013: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
 
Publications
2015
L. Shah, R.A. Sims, P. Kadwani, C.C.C. Willis, J.B. Bradford, A. Sincore, M.C. Richardson
"High-power spectral beam combining of linearly polarized Tm:fiber lasers"
Applied Optics 54(4), pp.757-762
2013
R. Andrew Sims, Pankaj Kadwani, Alex Sincore, Lawrence Shah, and Martin Richardson
"1 uJ, sub-500 fs chirped pulse amplification in a Tm-doped fiber system"
Optics Letters 38(2), pp. 121-123
2013
L. Shah, R.A. Sims, P. Kadwani, C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, J. Bradford, A. Sincore, C. Willis, M. Richardson
"2 um fiber lasers"
International Symposium on Photoelectronic Detection and Imaging , Conference 1: High power lasers and applications
2013
R. Andrew Sims, Pankaj Kadwani, Heike Ebendorff-Heideprem, Lawrence Shah, Tanya M. Monro, and Martin Richardson
"Chirped pulse amplification in single mode Tm:fiber using a chirped Bragg grating"
Applied Physics B-Lasers And Optics 111(2), pp.299-304
2013
R. A. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. Richardson
"Chirped pulse amplification in Tm doped fiber using a chirped Bragg grating"
SPIE Photonics West, Paper 8601-97
2013
R. A. Sims, A. Sincore, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, M. C. Richardson
"Chirped Pulse Amplification Scaling in Thulium-Doped Fiber Lasers"
CLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, paper JTh2A.18 (2013)
2013
S. Andrew Sims
"Development of thulium fiber lasers for high average power and high peak power operation "
University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics Ph.D thesis
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
2013
A. Sincore, R. A. Sims, C. Gaida, P. Kadwani, M. Gebhardt, L. Shah, and M. Richardson
"Scaling bottlenecks in Thulium-doped fiber lasers"
Frontiers in Optics, paper FM3A.3
2012
P. Kadwani, A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson
"1 mJ pulse energies in Tm-doped photonic crystal fiber"
Specialty Optical Fiber - SOF, paper SW2F.3, Colorado Springs (USA)
2012
P. Kadwani, C. Jollivet, R. A. Sims, A. Schülzgen, L. Shah, and M. Richardson
"Comparison of higher-order mode suppression and Q-switched laser performance in thulium-doped large mode area and photonic crystal fibers"
Optics Express, vol. 20, no. 22, pp. 24295-24303
2012
P. Kadwani, R.A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, M.C. Richardson
"CW and pulsed performance of Tm-doped photonic crystal fiber lasers"
SPIE Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, paper: 8381-51, Baltimore (USA)
2012
Robert Sims
"Development of Thulium Fiber Lasers For High Average Power And High Peak Power Operation"
A dissertation submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in CREOL, The College of Optics and Photonics at the University of Central Florida Orlando
2012
L. Shah, R.A. Sims, P. Kadwani, C.C. Willis, J.D. Bradford, Z. Roth, A.J. Pung, M.K. Poutous, E.G. Johnson, M.C. Richardson
"Integrated 100 W thulium fiber MOPA system"
SPIE Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, paper: 8381-35, Baltimore (USA)
2012
L. Shah, R. A. Sims, P. Kadwani, C. C. C. Willis, J. B. Bradford, A. Pung, M. K. Poutous, E. G. Johnson, and M. C. Richardson
"Integrated Tm:fiber MOPA with polarized output and narrow linewidth with 100 W average power"
Optics Express vol 20, no 18, pp. 20558-20563
2012
A. Schülzgen, C. Jollivet Salvin, R. A. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, M. Richardson, R. Amezcua Correa, T. T. Alkeskjold, and L. Leick
"Modal Properties of Photonic Crystal Fiber for High Power 2 Micron Fiber Laser Systems"
SPIE Laser Technology for Defense and Security VIII, paper: 8381-4, Baltimore (USA)
2012
L. Shah, A. Sims, P. Kadwani, J.D. Bradford, C.C. Willis, M. Richardson
"Progress on Tm-doped fiber lasers"
Specialty Optics Fibers - SOF, paper STu4F.1, Colorado Springs (USA)
2012
P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R.A. Sims, L. Leick, J Broeng, L. Shah, M. Richardson
"Q-switched thulium doped photonic crystal fiber laser as a a source for nonlinear generation"
CLEO: Science and Innovations, paper CTu2M.6, Baltimore (USA)
2012
P. Kadwani, N. Modsching, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"Q-switched thulium-doped photonic crystal fiber laser"
Optics Letters 37(10), pp. 1664-1666
2011
R. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"182 nJ All Thulium Fiber CPA System"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - CLEO, paper JWA31
2011
R. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"All Thulium Fiber CPA System with 107 fs Pulse Duration and 42 nm Bandwidth,"
Advanced Solid State Photonics - ASSP, paper ATuD4 Istanbul (Turkey)
2011
P. Kadwani, R. Sims, L. Shah, M. C. Richardson, J. Chia, and F. Al Tal
"Atmospheric gas detection using broadband mid-IR thulium fiber-based sources"
SPIE DSS, Orlando, FL, USA
2011
P. Kadwani, R. Sims, M. Baudelet, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"Atmospheric propagation testing using broadband thulium fiber systems"
Fiber Laser Applications, Optical Society of America, Istanbul, Turkey
2011
R. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"Generation and amplification of 350 fs, 2 µm pulses in Tm:fiber"
Proceedings of SPIE Photonics West - Lase (San Francisco, CA, USA) volume 7914, 23-27 January
2011
R. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"Generation and amplification of femtosecond pulses in Tm:fiber"
SPIE Defense, Security, and Sensing, Orlando, FL, USA
2011
Martin Richardson, Lawrence Shah, R. Andrew Sims, Christina C.C. Willis, Pankaj Kadwani, Joshua Bradford
"High Power Thulium Fiber Lasers "
OSA Topical Meeting on Speciality Optical Fibers, Toronto, Canada, June 2011
2011
L. Shah, R. Sims, C. Willis, P. Kadwani, J. Bradford, and M. C. Richardson
"High power thulium fiber lasers"
Fiber Laser Applications, Optical Society of America, Istanbul, Turkey
2011
N. Modsching, P. Kadwani, R. A. Sims, L. Leick, J. Broeng, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson
"Lasing in thulium-doped polarizing photonic crystal fiber"
Optics Letters vol 36, no 19, pp. 3873-3875
2011
Christina C. C. Willis, Joshua D. Bradford, R. Andrew Sims, Lawrence Shah, Martin Richardson
"Monolithic Polarization Maintaining Thulium Fiber Laser using High and Low Reflectivity FBGs"
Fiber Laser Applications, Optical Society of America, Istanbul, Turkey
2011
Christina C. C. Willis, Joshua D. Bradford, Robert Sims, Lawrence Shah, Martin Richardson, Jens Thomas, R. Becker, Christian Voigtlander, Andreas Tunnermann, and Stephen Nolte
"Monolithic, narrow linewidth, polarization maintaining, thulium fiber laser using femtosecond written fiber Bragg grating"
SPIE Europe Security and Defence, Orlando, FL, USA
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
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
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
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
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
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