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Christina C.C. Willis

CREOL Alum: Christina C.C. Willis

Education
2013 PhD in Optics, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2009 MS in Optics, advisor: Martin C. Richardson
2006 BA in Physics at Wellesley College

Employment
Current Position: Laser Scientist, Fibertek, Herndon, VA
2013 - 2014: Optics and Laser Scientist, Vision Engineering Solutions, Orlando, FL
2007 - 2013: Graduate Research Assistant, University of Central Florida, College of Optics & Photonics
 
Awards & Honors
2010 Graduate Scholarship from the Directed Energy Professional Society
 
Websites
http://fibertek.com/
 
Biography
BA Physics, Wellesley College, MA
 
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
2015
C.C.C. Willis, J.D. Bradford, J. Haussermann, E. McKee, E. Maddox, L. Shah, R. Gaume, M.C. Richardson
"Rapid thermo-optical quality assessment of laser gain media"
Optical Materials Express 5(6), pp.1389-1398
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
Christina C. C. Willis, Erik McKee, Pascal Böswetter, Alex Sincore, Jens Thomas, Christian Voigtländer, Ria G. Krämer, Joshua D. Bradford, Lawrence Shah, Stefan Nolte, Andreas Tünnermann, and Martin Richardson
"Highly polarized all-fiber thulium laser with femtosecond-laser written fiber Bragg gratings"
Optics Express 21, pp. 10467-10474
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
J.D. Bradford, C.C.C. Willis, S. Danto, L. Shah, J.D. Musgraves, K. Richardson, and M. Richardson
"Shack-Hartmann thermal lensing characterization of mid-IR materials"
Frontiers in Optics , paper FTh1F.5
2013
L. Shah, T. Bonhoff, T. Ferhat, A. F. El-Sherif, M. Ramme, C. C.C. Willis, M. Baudelet, P. Kadwani, C. Gaida, M. Gebhart, I. Mingareev, and M. Richardson
"Silicon backside machining using a nanosecond 2 um Tm:fiber laser"
SPIE Photonics West, Paper 8612-6
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
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)
2011
M. Hemmer, A. Vaupel, M. Ramme , C. Willis, J. Bradford, V. Smirnov, L. Shah, L. B. Glebov, M. C. Richardson
"A VBG-Stabilized Narrow Linewidth, Spectrally Tunable, Yb:YAG Thin-Disk Laser"
Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - CLEO, paper CWP3
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
Christina C. C. Willis, Joshua D. Bradford, Lawrence Shah, Martin Richardson
"Measurement of Wavefront Distortions Resulting from Incidence of High-Power 2 µm Laser Light"
Solide State and Diode Laser Technology Review, Directed Energy Professional Society; Santa Fe, NM, USA
2011
Christina C.C. Willis, Joshua Bradford, Lawrence Shah, and Martin C. Richardson
"Measurement of wavefront distortions resulting from incidence of high-power 2 um laser light"
CLEO:2011 - Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)
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
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
M. Baudelet, C. Willis, L. Shah, and M. Richardson
"Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy of Copper with a 2 µm Thulium Fiber Laser"
Optics Express vol. 18, 7905-7910
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
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