Dr. Mark F. Spencer

Fellow Member | Senior Physicist
Spencer, Mark F.
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SPIE Membership: 13.2 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | Senior status | 2020 SPIE Community Champion | 2019 SPIE Community Champion | 2018 Rising Researcher Award | 2012 Optics & Photonics Education Scholarship | 2012 Outreach Grant | 2011 Optics & Photonics Education Scholarship | 2010 Optics & Photonics Education Scholarship
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Area of Expertise: Directed-energy technology, 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 Physicist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Directed Energy Directorate (AFRL/RD) and an Adjunct Associate 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 Headquarters US Indo-Pacific Command 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 Fellow of SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics) and a Senior Member of Optica (formerly the Optical Society of America), he is an active member of the Directed Energy Professional Society and the Military Sensing Symposia.

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