Mikhail Vorontsov

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Mikhail Vorontsov

Professor; Director, Intelligent Optics Laboratory; Endowed Chair, LADAR

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Bio

Dr. Vorontsov is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Optonicus, in addition to his roles at the University of Dayton School of Engineering as a professor and Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair with the Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics and director of the Intelligent Optics Laboratory. He has published over 300 papers and four books on the subjects of adaptive optics, atmospheric characterization, beam control, nonlinear spatio-temporal dynamics and image processing. He also has > 3,000 citations to his publications. Dr. Vorontsov is a SPIE and OSA Fellow, and Army Research Lab Emeritus Fellow. He is a recipient of several awards including: University of Maryland "Outstanding Systems Engineering Faculty" award (2008), U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Award: "Target-in-the-Loop Beam Control and Active Imaging," ARL Achievement Award for Best Publication (2006), and ARL Achievement Award for Science for development of a new generation of adaptive laser communication and imaging systems (2000).

Degrees

  • Sc.D., Physics and mathematics, Moscow State University, Russia
  • Ph.D., Physics, Moscow State University, Russia

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Wright Brothers Endowed Chair
  • Best conference presentation awards at the DEPS symposium and the ARMY conference (2010)

Research and Development Emphasis

  • Fiber-array systems for directed energy and laser additive manufacturing
  • Adaptive optics and beam control: Hardware, software and integration
  • Atmospheric effects: Sensing, mitigation and exploitation
  • Adaptive beam projection and power beaming systems
  • Numerical analysis of atmospheric optics systems
  • Adaptive free-space laser communication systems

Courses Taught

  • EOP 695 Introduction to Atmospheric Optics
  • EOP 695 Wavefront Control in Optics

Professional Activities

  • OSA Fellow
  • SPIE Fellow

Selected Publications

  • Nunalee, C.G., P. He, S. Basu, M.A. Vorontsov, and S.T. Fiorino. 2014. Impact of large-scale atmospheric refractive structures on optical wave propagation. Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics. doi: 10.1117/12.2063022 
  • He, P., C.G. Nunalee, S. Basu, M.A. Vorontsov, and S.T. Fiorino. 2014. Current status and challenges in optical turbulence simulations in various layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics. doi: 10.1117/12.2063023
  • Basu, S., C.G. Nunalee, P. He, S.T. Fiorino, and M.A. Vorontsov. 2014. Reconstructing the prevailing meteorological and optical environment during the time of the Titanic disaster. Proceedings of SPIE Optics & Photonics. doi: 10.1117/12.2063195
  • Vorontsov, M.A., and S.L. Lachinova. 2014. Target-in-the-loop atmospheric turbulence characterization based on remote sensing invariants. In Imaging and Applied Optics 2014, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2014), paper PW2E.1.
  • Vorontsov, M., and S. Lachinova. 2014. Target-in-the-loop atmospheric turbulence characterization based on remote sensing invariants. Third International Workshop on Advanced Threat Warning, Tracking and Laser Countermeasures in Atmospheric Turbulence, in Ettlingen, Germany.
  • Vorontsov, M., T. Weyrauch, et. al. 2014. Deep turbulence effects compensation with adaptive fiber-array systems. Third International Workshop on Advanced Threat Warning, Tracking and Laser Countermeasures in Atmospheric Turbulence, in Ettlingen, Germany.
  • Vorontsov, M. 2014. Performance comparison of conventional and fiber-array beam director systems over tactical range distances. Technology Exchange Meeting on Maritime Horizontal Path Turbulence Modeling, Testing and Prediction, in San Diego, California.
  • Vorontsov, M.A. 2013. Conservation laws for counter-propagating optical waves in atmospheric turbulence with application to directed energy and laser communications. In Imaging and Applied Optics, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper PW3F.1.