Dr. Thomas J. Karr
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Program Committee | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Remote Sensing , Optical Communications , Active EO Sensors , Quantum Information , Laser Radar , Space Astronomy
Profile Summary

30 years' experience in applied physics R&D
12 years as a scientist and manager at Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Advisor to DARPA
Founder of a commercial remote sensing company
Executive Director of a satellite communications company
Many scientific publications in refereed journals
Former editor of the journal Applied Optics
Publications (13)

Proceedings Article | 14 May 2018 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 10684, Nonlinear Optics and its Applications 2018
KEYWORDS: Ultrafast phenomena, Transmitters, Mid-IR, Short wave infrared radiation, Dispersion, Kerr effect, Turbulence, Infrared radiation, Atmospheric propagation, Plasma

Proceedings Article | 31 October 2014 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 9254, Emerging Technologies in Security and Defence II; and Quantum-Physics-based Information Security III
KEYWORDS: Defense and security, 3D surface sensing, Data modeling, Sensors, Satellites, Sensing systems, Defense technologies, Systems modeling, Situational awareness sensors, Compressed sensing

SPIE Journal Paper | 1 January 2008
OE Vol. 47 Issue 01
KEYWORDS: Crystals, Long wavelength infrared, Imaging systems, Acousto-optics, Thallium, Transducers, Cameras, Mercury, Acoustics, Infrared imaging

Proceedings Article | 26 September 2007 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 6712, Unconventional Imaging III
KEYWORDS: Oscillators, Imaging systems, LIDAR, Sensors, Synthetic aperture radar, Fourier transforms, Image resolution, Chromium, Image quality, Phase measurement

Proceedings Article | 26 September 2007 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 6712, Unconventional Imaging III
KEYWORDS: Target detection, Radar, Signal to noise ratio, Coherence imaging, Imaging systems, Speckle, LIDAR, Synthetic aperture radar, Interference (communication), Signal analyzers

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Proceedings Volume Editor (9)

SPIE Conference Volume | 15 December 2016

SPIE Conference Volume | 8 October 2015

SPIE Conference Volume | 30 September 2014

SPIE Conference Volume | 2 October 2013

SPIE Conference Volume | 19 October 2012

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Conference Committee Involvement (17)
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXVI
11 April 2021 | Online Only, Florida, United States
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXV
27 April 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIV
16 April 2019 | Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXIII
17 April 2018 | Orlando, Florida, United States
Unconventional and Indirect Imaging, Image Reconstruction, and Wavefront Sensing 2017
9 August 2017 | San Diego, California, United States
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