Dr. Kyle Kafka receives Alexander Glass Award

At the recently concluded 49th SPIE Laser Damage, Boulder, CO, Dr. Kafka received the prestigious Alexander Glass Best Oral Presentation Award for the 2016 SPIE Laser Damage Conference, for his PhD research in Chowdhury group on few cycle pulse laser damage of optics, which uncovered a strange, intensity and polarization dependent damage quenching behavior in ultra-broadband Chirped mirrors.   He currently is a Research Scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics at the University of Rochester, NY.