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Phipps, Claude

Managing Partner, Photonic Associates, LLC
200A Ojo de la Vaca Road, Santa Fe NM 87508
Phone: 
505-466-3877
Fax: 
505-466-3877

Research Interests: 
Laser interaction with surfaces (theory and experiment), Optical diagnostics of plasma, Nonlinear optics, Plasma physics, Design of high energy systems for fusion and space propulsion
 
 
Education: 
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961
  • M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1963
  • Ph.D., Plasma Physics, Stanford University, 1972
Teaching: 

Occastional short courses

Background: 
  • Managing Partner, Photonic Associates, LLC,  1995 - present
  • Initiated, obtained sponsorship for, organized and chaired International Symposia on High Power Laser Ablation Symposia Santa Fe, Taos and Osaka, 1998-2014
  • Invented LʼADROIT UV laser space debris clearing system
  • Developed PALLCʼs laser plasma thruster (LPT), 1998-2007
  • Associate Director, Alliance for Photonic Technology/Los Alamos, 1994-5
  • Senior Research Staff Member, Advanced Optical Systems Group, Los Alamos, 1987-1995
Professional Memberships: 
  • OSA
  • AIAA
Selected Publications: