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    Mark Dubinskii named U.S. Army Research Lab Fellow

    22 May 2014

    SPIE Fellow Mark Dubinskii, an expert in laser technology for defense and security, was recently named a Fellow of the U.S. Army Research Lab, along with Army scientists Yongle Pan, an expert in the optical sensing of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive (CBRNE) substances, and Richard Becker.

    Dubinskii (also known as Dubinskiy), is a physicist and team leader in ARL's Sensors and Electron Devices Directorate. His team, the High Energy and Advanced Tactical Laser Team, conducts exploration and early development of enabling photonics technologies for high-energy and advanced tactical solid-state lasers for Army counter-rocket, artillery, mortar, infrared countermeasure, and other applications with a focus on a single-aperture laser power scaling.

    The full spectrum of this research and development is aimed at solid-state laser power scaling, continuous wave and pulsed, while maintaining nearly diffraction-limited beam quality.

    Dubinskii's special emphasis is on nearly quantum-defect-limited laser efficiency, which eventually leads to the required size, weight and power, or SWAP, minimization for much better laser portability.

    A Fellows' selection is the highest honor awarded to ARL scientists and engineers, and nomination is based on the recommendations of active ARL Fellows.

    "It certainly is a great honor for me to become an elected ARL Fellow," Dubinskii said, noting that the honor is similar to being named a distinguished member of the technical staff at a government or commercial lab.

    "The newly selected Fellows have demonstrated sustained long-term scientific achievement that is broadly recognized. In addition, they are active researchers, leaders and mentors in their respective research areas," said Brian Sadler, Army Fellows co-chair.

    photo of Dubinskii and Dereniak

    Dubinskii was conference co-chair of the Laser Technology for Defense and Security conference at the recently completed SPIE DSS in Baltimore, Md., and received his SPIE Fellow plaque at SPIE DSS in 2012 (above left).

    Pan also participated in SPIE DSS in May as a co-author of five papers on advanced technologies for CBRNE sensing.