Named inventor for US Patent # 7,623,227, "System and method for inspecting a workpiece surface using polarization of scattered light".
Won $750K of follow on funding from the Joint Technology Office for OPCPA research.
Sandia Employee Recognition Award nomination 2008 as part of the SOR field test team.
Physical Review Letter publication 2001.
MS: PhysicsDec 1999Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UTPhysics Construction of a High-Intensity Femtosecond Laser System for Experiments in Intrinsic Atomic Phase Effects in High Harmonic Generation
BS: PhysicsAug 1997Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UTPhysics
Manager01/2011 to CurrentSandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerque, NM
Energetic Materials Dynamic and Reactive Science department (Org.
Responsible for building Significant Achievements: Implemented novel laser diagnostics such as Ultrafast Shock Interrogation (USI) and Surface Sum Frequency Generation to solve complex problems in energetic materials research Recognized as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for lasers and optical diagnostic systems.
Developed a femtosecond laser ablation machining program supporting NW programs in design, production and surveillance efforts.
Laser Scientist II01/2005 to 01/2011Albuquerque, NM
Primary technical lead for the OPCPA program in the Sandia National Laboratories Directed Energy short pulse laser group (5444).
Involved with the design and use of multiple diagnostics and data acquisition systems including frequency resolved optical gating (FROG), NIR spectrometers and beam diagnostics.
Obtained the funding, developed and deployed a complete short pulse diagnostic system for Lockheed Martin Missile and Fire Control.
Prepared and submitted the Voss Scientific Short Pulse Laser monthly report to the Directed Energy Laser Applications group.
Prepared reports, presentations and proposals in support of multiple Sandia National Laboratories programs.
Supported field tests at Sandia National Labs as well as additional locations including the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Starfire Optics Range (SOR) and COIL HEL laser facility Served as the primary staff member responsible for a TW class Ti:Sapphire laser system operating at 800 nm.
Responsible for all laser development and preparing the laser system for substantial experimental usage.
Maintained a complete diagnostic package that allowed for full single shot measurements.
Systems Engineer III01/1999 to 01/2005ADE CorporationWestwood, MA
Named inventor for US Patent # 7,623,227 as a key contributor in the Systems Engineering team responsible for test, development, and integration of a next generation laser scanning inspection system.
Recognized expert in laser scatterometry defect inspection.
Used scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes to validate scatterometry results that resulted in multiple million dollar equipment sales.
Research Assistant01/1997 to 01/1999Brigham Young UniversityProvo, UT
Constructed a femtosecond Ti:Sapphire laser system which included an intra-cavity frequency doubled Nd:YAG laser, a Ti:Sapphire regenerative amplifier, pulse stretching and compression, vacuum and detection systems.
Investigated methods to develop quasi-phase matching techniques for high harmonic generation which resulted in a Physical Review Letter in 2001.
Supervised multiple undergraduate students.
I Kohl, B Jilek, D Farrow, J Urayama and S Kearney, "Ultrafast laser diagnostics for studies of shock initiation in energetic materials," Journal of Physics: Conference Series 500 (2014) 022005 M. Skaggs, I. Kohl, M. Hargather, and M. Cooper, "Characterizing pyrotechnic igniter output with high-speed schlieren imaging," Combustion and Flame: Under review J. K. Gruetzner, R. J. Law, T. R. Nelson, N. L. Bruner, and I. T. Kohl, "Filamentation in Air at 1550 nm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JTuD84. R. J. Law, T. R. Nelson, I. T. Kohl, A. L. Lovesee, J. V. Rudd, and J. R. Buckley, "Dual Wavelength Pumped 1.550*m High-Power Optical Parametric Chirped-Pulse Amplifier System," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CTuGG5. Joel Buckley, James Van Rudd, Madeleine Naudeau, Ryan Law, Ian Kohl, Stewart Cameron and Thomas Nelson, "High peak power Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplified (OPCPA) laser system operating at 1.57 microns," 10th Annual Directed Energy Symposium, Huntsville, Alabama, November 2007. US Patent # 7,623,227 "System and method for inspecting a workpiece surface using polarization of scattered light." Granted Nov. 2009, N. Judell, I. Kohl, S. Gao, R. Bills S. L. Voronov, I. Kohl, J. B. Madsen, J. Simmons, N. Terry, J. Titensor, Q. Wang, and J. Peatross, "Control of Laser High Harmonic Generation with Counter-Propagating Light," Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 133902 (2001) J. Peatross, J. B. Madsen, L. Hancock, I. Kohl, S. L. Voronov, and J. Peatross, "Search for high harmonic generation in the reverse direction due to intrinsic phases," in Applications of High Field and Short Wavelength Sources IX, A. Sawchuk, ed., Vol. 65 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2001), paper TuE19. Yiorgos Kostoulas, Gerhart Kneissl, Ian Kohl "Correlation of FT-IR epitaxial thickness measurement," in Solid State Technology, July, 2000 Construction of a High-Intensity Femtosecond Laser System for Experiments in Intrinsic Atomic Phase Effects in High Harmonic Generation." Masters Thesis, Brigham Young University December, 1999
Air Force, data acquisition, Laser, Lockheed Martin, Materials, next, novel, presentations, proposals, Research, sales, scanning, Scientific, Systems Engineering