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Robert Bernath

Robert Bernath

Research Scientist

Laser Plasma Laboratory
http://lpl.creol.ucf.edu/

Email

Robert.Bernath@ucf.edu

Phone


Locations

CREOL A121 (Office)
CREOL 140 (Lab )

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.

Recent 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
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