Dr. Mark F. Spencer

Senior Member | Senior Research Physicist
Spencer, Mark F.
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SPIE Membership: 11.6 years total | 7.6 years voting
SPIE Awards: Senior status
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Area of Expertise: Directed-energy systems, Beam control for laser systems, Atmospheric propagation and deep turbulence, Wavefront sensing and adaptive optics, Rough surface scattering and speckle phenomena, Digital holography and coherent detection
Social Media: LinkedIn
ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3803-3938
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Dr. Mark F. Spencer is a Senior Research Physicist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate (AFRL/RD) and an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Optical Sciences and Engineering at the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), within the Department of Engineering Physics. He currently serves as the Directed Energy Staff Specialist at US INDOPACOM (as the first-ever liaison from AFRL/RD). Mark received his PhD degree in Optical Sciences and Engineering from AFIT in 2014. In addition to being a Senior Member of SPIE and OSA, he is an active member of the Directed Energy Professional Society. Most notably, Dr. Spencer received an AFRL Early Career Award in 2020 and is one of two directed-energy subject matter experts to ever do so.

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