Peter A. Thelin

Optician at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Thelin, Peter A.
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Area of Expertise: Cutting, grinding and polishing exotic optical materials, Prototype & limited production, Manufacturing time & cost estimating, Metrology regarding surface finishes, Optical nomenclature translation, Hand grinding & polishing to etter than 1/20th wave!
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1988-2017; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory--Optic Shop
1986-1988; Contraves Goerz, Pittsburgh PA--Aspherics
1984-1986; United Technology Research Center, West Palm Beach Fl--Metal Optics
1978-1984; ZYGO Middlefield Connecticut--Spherical polishing & metrology

2006 R&D 100 Award, Y-CoB Frequency Convertor
2010 R&D 100 Award, Strontium Iodide Gama Spectroscopy
2016 R&D 100 Award GLO scintillator

Retired from LLNL August 2017, available for consultation

N Cherepy et. al. “Inst. Dev. and Gamma Spectroscopy with SrI2” IEEE Trans on Nuc Sci 60 (2013)
J Geary et. al. “Interferometry on Grazing Incidence Optics” Opt Eng 26 (1987)
J. Adams et. al. “4.0–4.5-µm lasing of Fe:ZnSe below 180 K” Opt Let (1999)
P.J. Kuzmenko et. al. “Modeling, Fab, and Testing of a Diamond-Machined Ge Immersion Grating” SPIE (2002)

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