Michael D. Duncan

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Michael DuncanEducation

NRC-NRL Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington, DC, 1980-1981

Stanford University, Stanford, CA. Ph.D. in Applied Physics, 1980 
Thesis: "Coherent anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy in a Molecular Beam."

Stanford University, Stanford, CA. M.S. in Applied Physics, 1977

Rice University, Houston, TX. B.S. in Physics, 1975

Present position

999 – present. Research Physicist, Applied Optics Branch, Naval Research Laboratory 
Duties include sensor development and testing, technical program management, and program development. Participated in prototype SHARP (SHAred Reconnaissance Pod) development program, Horizontal Fusion program demonstrations, Wide-area Surveillance Sensor development and testing programs, and numerous hyperspectral, infrared, and visible sensor development and testing programs.


2009 – 2011 Electro-Optical/IR Program Officer, Office of Naval Research
Duties included management and technical direction of fundamental technology development programs for EO/IR systems for the Navy.

1995 – 1998 Head, Nonlinear Optics Section, Laser Physics Branch, NRL
Duties included managing a staff of 4 professional scientists. Research included using time-gated Raman imaging techniques to image through turbid material, such as human tissue, and using optical coherence tomography techniques to image through highly scattering material such as ceramics, plastics, and organic tissue.

1981 – 1995 Staff Physicist, Laser Physics Branch, NRL
Research included work on transient Raman amplification, time gated Raman imaging, imaging through turbid material using time-gated Raman techniques, Raman gain suppression, beam quality measurements, coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy, four-wave-mixing, Raman pulse statistics, and microcomputer based data taking systems. Successfully demonstrated the first CARS microscope.

1980 – 1981 NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Laser Physics Branch, NRL
Research included work on nonlinear interactions of laser radiation with matter, especially imaging of microstructures using coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy (CARS).

1975 – 1980 Research Assistant, Department of Applied Physics, Stanford Univ. 
Research included demonstrating coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy in a molecular beam of acetylene. Performed fundamental Raman spectroscopy measurements on hydrogen, deuterium, and methane.

1977 – 1978 Consultant, Spectra Physics, Inc., Mountain View, CA. 
Performed second-harmonic conversion measurements for various doubling crystals in a ring dye laser. Performed mechanical engineering stability calculations on laser cavities.

Professional Societies

Optical Society of America, American Institute of Physics

Editorial Service

Served as Associate Editor for OSA Journal Optics Express, 1997-2001 
Served as Editor-in-Chief for Optics Express, 2002-2006

Society Service: OSA

Served as member of the Publishing Technology Committee, 1995 
Served as Chair of the Publishing Technology Committee, 1996-97 
Served on Tellers Committee, 1996, 2000
Served on Optics Express Implementation Committee, 1996-97 
Served as Chairman of the OpticsNet Committee, 1996-97 
Served as the Vice-Chairman of the Publications Council, 1998 
Served as Chairman of the Publications Council. 1999-2000 
Served on OSA Board of Directors (appointed), 1999-2000, 2010-present 
Served on OSA Finance Committee (appointed), 1999-2000 
Served on Archiving Policy Rapid Action Committee, 1999-2000 
Served on Information Technology Committee, 2000-2001 
Served on Board of Editors (2002-2006) 
Served on External Relations Committee (2008-2010) 
Served on Nominating Committee (2008) 
Served as Chair of the Board of Editors (2010-present)

Society Service: AIP

Served on AIP Board of Directors as an OSA Representative (2002-present) 
Served on AIP Executive Committee (2005-2006, 2011-present) 
Served on AIP Publishing Policy Committee (2002-2005) 
Served as Chair of the AIP Publishing Policy Committee (2006-2010) 
Served on AIP Audit Committee (2007) 
Served as Chair of AIP Audit Committee (2008-2009)

Conference Activities

Conference work for the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference 
(QELS '89, QELS '91), the International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC '90).
Conference committee member for the Scientific Computing and Automation Conference (SC&A), 1989, 1990, 1992.
Short Course Chairman for the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO '95, CLEO '96, CLEO '97, CLEO '98, CLEO '99, CLEO ‘00).
Member of the Conference Committee, CLEO '98, CLEO '99
Member (2004), committee chair (2005, 2006), and conference co-chair for the Photonics, Applications, Systems, Technology Conference (PhAST)
Symposium Chair for Frontiers in Optics (FiO) Conference 2007, 2008, 2009.

Awards and honors

National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow, 1980-81
NRL Publication Award: 1981, 1986, 1989, 2001 
Appointed Associate Editor, Optics Express, 1997-2001 
Optical Society of America Fellow, 2000 
NRL Award of Merit for Group Achievement, 2003
Appointed Editor-in-Chief, Optics Express, 2002-2006

Publicatons and presentations

Over 65 technical publications 
2 book chapters 
Over 100 contributed and invited presentations 
4 Patents