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Derrek "Reggie" Drachenberg

CREOL Alum: Derrek "Reggie" Drachenberg

Education
2011 PhD in Optics, advisor: Boris Y. Zeldovich & Leonid B. Glebov
2009 MS in Optics, advisor: Leonid B. Glebov
2007 B.S. in Electrical Engineering at University of Central Florida

Employment
Current Position: Experimental Laser Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2011 - 2012: Postdoctoral Research Staff, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
2007 - 2011: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
 
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Biography
2007 B.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida 2007 Awarded CREOL Fellowship, UCF Provost's Graduate Fellowship 2008 M.S. Optics, University of Central Florida 2008 - 2011 Awarded Directed Energy Professional Society Graduate Scholarship for research in High Energy Lasers
 
Publications
2015
B.M. Anderson, G. Venus, D. Ott, I. Divliansky, J.W. Dawson, D.R. Drachenberg, M.J. Messerly, P.H. Pax, J.B. Tassano, L.B. Glebov
"Brightness enhancement of a multi-mode ribbon fiber using transmitting Bragg gratings "
SPIE 9344, Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 93441W
2015
B.M. Anderson, G. Venus, D. Ott, E. Hale, I. Divliansky, D.R. Drachenberg, J. Dawson, M.J. Messerly, P.H. Pax, J.B. Tassano, L.B. Glebov
"Higher order mode selection for power scaling in laser resonators using transmitting Bragg gratings"
SPIE 9466, Laser Technology for Defense and Security XI, 94660C
2015
B. M. Anderson, G. Venus, D. Ott, I. Divliansky, J. W. Dawson, D. R. Drachenberg, M. J. Messerly, P. H. Pax, J. B. Tassano, L. B. Glebov
"Mode selection in a ribbon fiber using transmitting Bragg gratings"
CREOL Industrial Affiliates Symposium
2014
B Anderson, G Venus, D Ott, I Divliansky, JW Dawson, DR Drachenberg, MJ Messerly, PH Pax, JB Tassano, and LB Glebov
"Fundamental mode operation of a ribbon fiber laser by way of volume Bragg gratings"
Optics Letters 39(22), pp. 6498-6500
2014
Derrek R. Drachenberg, Oleksiy Andrusyak, George Venus, Vadim Smirnov, and Leonid B. Glebov
"Thermal tuning of volume Bragg gratings for spectral beam combining of high-power fiber lasers"
Applied Optics 53(6), pp. 1242-1246
2014
Brian Anderson; George Venus; Daniel Ott; Ivan Divliansky; Jay W. Dawson; Derrek R. Drachenberg; Mike J. Messerly; Paul H. Pax; John B. Tassano; Leonid Glebov
"Transverse mode selection in laser resonators using volume Bragg gratings"
Proc. SPIE 9081, Laser Technology for Defense and Security X, 90810Y (9 June 2014)
2013
Derrek R. Drachenberg, Oleksiy Andrusyak, George Venus, Vadim Smirnov, Julien Lumeau, and Leonid B. Glebov
"Ultimate efficiency of spectral beam combining by volume Bragg gratings"
Applied Optics 52(30), pp.7233-7242
2012
I. V. Ciapurin, D. R. Drachenberg, V. I. Smirnov, G. B. Venus, and L. B. Glebov
"Modeling of phase volume diffractive gratings, part 2: reflecting sinusoidal uniform gratings, Bragg mirrors (vol 51, 058001, 2012)"
Optical Engineering 51(5)
2012
Ivan Divliansky, Daniel Ott, Brian Anderson, Derrek R. Drachenberg, Vasile Rotar, George Venus, Leonid Glebov
"Multiplexed Volume Bragg Gratings for Spectral Beam Combining of High Power Fiber Lasers"
Photonics West 2012, Paper 8237-4
2010
A.Jain, D. Drachenberg, O. Andrusyak, G. Venus, V. Smirnov, and L. Glebov
"Coherent and Spectral Beam Combining of Fiber Lasers Using Volume Bragg Gratings"
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI, 768615-8
2010
D.R. Drachenberg, O.G. Andrusyak, I. Cohanoschi, I. Divliansky, O. Mokhun, A. Podvyaznyy, V.I. Smirnov, G.B. Venus, and L. Glebov
"Thermal Tuning of Volume Bragg Gratings for High Power Spectral Beam Combining"
SPIE Photonics West 2010, Proc. SPIE 7580, 75801U
2010
D.R. Drachenberg, O. Andrusyak, I. Cohanoschi, I. Divliansky, O. Mokhun, A. Podvyaznyy, V. Smirnov, G.B. Venus, L.B. Glebov
"Thermal Tuning of Volume Bragg Gratings for High Power Spectral Beam Combining"
Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 75801U-9
2008
Oleksiy Andrusyak, Derrek Drachenberg, Vadim Smirnov, George Venus, Leonid Glebov
"Fiber laser system with kW-level spectrally-combined output"
21st Annual Solid State and Diode Laser Technology Review, SSDLTR-2008 Technical Digest, Albuquerque, NM (June 2008), 2-6.
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