Kenneth Schepler

Adjunct Professor, Electro-Optics Graduate Program and Principal Scientist, AFRL Sensors Directorate
School of Engineering: Electro-Optics Graduate Engineering Program

  • Location: College Park Center Room 572
  • Phone: 937-528-8661
  • Email: Contact


Selected Pulications

  • Berry, P.A., and K.L. Schepler. 2010. High-power, widely-tunable Cr2+:ZnSe master oscillator power amplifier systems. Optics Express 18, no. 14: 15062-15072.
  • Cocuzzi, Matthew D., Kenneth L. Schepler, and Peter E. Powers. 2009. Narrow-bandwidth, subnanosecond, infrared pulse generation in PPLN pumped by a fiber amplifier–microchip oscillator. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 15, no. 2: 372-376.
  • Shori, R.K., K.L. Schepler, and W.A. Clarkson, eds. 2007. Progress in solid-state, fiber, and tunable sources. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 13, no. 3 (May/June).
  • Merkle, Larry D., Mark Dubinskii, Kenneth L. Schepler, and S. M. Hegde. 2006. Concentration quenching in fine-grained ceramic Nd:YAG. Optics Express 14, no. 9: 3893-3905.
  • Gopalan, V., K.L. Schepler, V. Dierolf, and I. Biaggio. 2006. Ferroelectric materials. In The Handbook of Photonics, ed. Mool C. Gupta and John Ballato. 2nd ed. CRC Press.
  • Schepler, K.L., R.D. Peterson, P.A. Berry, and J.B. McKay. 2005. Thermal effects in Cr2+:ZnSe thin disk lasers. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics 11: 713-720.
  • Scrymgeour, D.A., L. Tian, V. Gopalan, D. Chauvin, and K.L. Schepler. 2005. Phased-array electro-optic steering of large aperture laser beams using ferroelectrics. Appl. Phys. Lett. 86: 211113.
  • Powers, P.E., P.K. Bojja, R. Alkuwari, E. Vershure, and K.L. Schepler. 2005. High energy seeded optical parametric generation with elliptical beams in quasi-phase-matched crystals. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22: 2169-2177.
  • Peterson, Rita D., and Kenneth L. Schepler. 2003. Timing modulation of a 40-MHz laser pulse train for target ranging and identification. Applied Optics 42: 7191-7196.
  • Trivedi, S.B., S.W. Kutcher, C.C. Wang, G.V. Jagannathan, U. Hömmerich, A. Bluiett, M. Turner, Jae Tae Seo, Kenneth L. Schepler, Bryce Schumm, Phillip R. Boyd, and Gary Green. 2001. Transition metal doped cadmium manganese telluride: A new material for tunable mid-infrared lasing. J. of Electronic Materials 30: 728-732.
  • Russell, Stephen M., Peter E. Powers, Mark J. Missey, and Kenneth L. Schepler. 2001. Broadband mid-infrared generation with two-dimensional quasi-phase-matched structures. IEEE J. of Quantum Electron 37: 877-887.
  • Missey, M., S. Russell, V. Dominic, R. Batchko, and K.L. Schepler. 2000. Real-time visualization of domain formation in periodically poled lithium niobate. Optics Express 6: 186-195.
  • Turner, Monte D., Won B. Roh, and Kenneth L. Schepler. 2000. No.nlinear properties of GaSb and GaInAsSb and their application for phase conjugation in degenerate four-wave mixing. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17: 790-804.
  • O’Brien, N., M. Missey, P. Powers, V. Dominic, and K.L. Schepler. 1999. Electro-optic spectral tuning in a continuous-wave, asymmetric-duty-cycle, periodically poled LiNbO3 optical parametric oscillator. Opt. Lett. 24: 1750-1752.
  • McKay, Jason, Kenneth L. Schepler, and Gary Catella. 1999. Efficient grating-tuned mid-IR Cr2+:CdSe laser. Opt. Lett. 24: 1575-1577.
  • Missey, M.J., V. Dominic, P. E. Powers, and K. L. Schepler. 1999. Periodically poled lithium niobate mono.lithic nanosecond optical parametric oscillators and generators. Opt. Lett. 24: 1227-1229.

Selected Honors and Awards

  • OSA Fellow
  • AFRL Fellow
  • AFOSR Star Team, 2003-2011
  • AFRL Sensors Directorate Samuel Burka Technical Achievement Award, 1996 and 2008
  • AFRL Sensors Directorate Charles Ryan Basic Research Award, 2000


  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan
  • M.S., Physics, University of Michigan
  • B.S., Physics, Michigan State University

Professional Activities

  • Member of Optical Society of America
  • Member of American Physical Society
  • Topical Editor for Applied Optics

Research Interests

  • Solid state laser physics
  • Laser materials spectroscopy
  • Nonlinear frequency conversion