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Thomas Weyrauch

Senior Researcher


School of Engineering: Department of Electro-Optics and Photonics


Email: Thomas Weyrauch
Phone: 937-229-1918
Fitz Hall Room 572


  • Ph. D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Physics, Technical University of Darmstadt, 1997
  • M.S. Physics (Dipl.-Phys.), Technical University of Darmstadt, 1991

Selected Honors and Awards

  • Senior Member, Optical Society of America (OSA)

Research Interests

  • Optical wave propagation through the turbulent atmosphere
  • Characterization of atmospheric turbulence
  • Optical phased arrays / coherent beam combining
  • Adaptive optics / controllable optical systems

Courses Taught

  • EOP 501 Geometrical Optics

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Optical Engineering
  • Member, OSA, SPIE (the international society for optics and photonics)

Selected Publications

  • Vorontsov, M., T. Weyrauch, S. Lachinova, T. Ryan, A. Deck, M. Gatz, V. Paramonov, and G. Carhart. 2013. Coherent beam combining and atmospheric compensation with adaptive fiber-array systems. In Coherent Beam Combining, ed. Arnoud Brignon, Chapter 6, 167-191. Weinheim, Germany: Wiley-VCH.
  • Vorontsov, M., T. Weyrauch, S. Lachinova, M. Gatz, and G. Carhart. 2012. Speckle-metric-optimization-based adaptive optics for laser beam projection and coherent beam combining. Opt. Lett. 37, no. 14: 2802-2804.
  • Weyrauch, T., M.A. Vorontsov, G.W. Carhart, L.A. Beresnev, A.P. Rostov, and J.J. Liu. 2011. Experimental demonstration of coherent beam combining over a 7-km propagation path. Opt. Lett. 36, no. 22: 4455-4457.
  • Vorontsov, M.A., S.L. Lachinova, L.A. Beresnev, and T. Weyrauch. 2010. Obscuration-free pupil-plane phase locking of a coherent array of fiber collimators. J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, no. 11: A106-A121.
  • Vorontsov, M.A., T. Weyrauch, L.A. Beresnev, G.W. Carhart, J.A. Mangano, L. Liu, and K. Aschenbach. 2009. Adaptive array of phase-locked fiber collimators: Analysis and experimental demonstration. Invited paper, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron 15, no. 2: 269-280.