Dr. Michael Thomas

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current Courses

Education History

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, The Ohio State University

Work Experience

Principal Professional Staff, JHU Applied Physics Laboratory

Publications

From almost 200 publication,
R.J. Nordstrom and M.E. Thomas, "The Water Vapor Continuum as Wings of Strong Absorption Lines," in Atmospheric Water Vapor, A. Deepak, T.D. Wilkerson, and L.H. Ruhnke (eds.), Academic Press, pp. 77-100 (1980).

2. M.E. Thomas, "Temperature Dependence of the Complex Index of Refraction," Chapter 8, Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 177-201 (1991).

3. W.J. Tropf and M.E. Thomas, "Yttria (Y2O3)," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 1081-1098 (1991).

4. W.J. Tropf and M.E. Thomas, "Magnesia Aluminate Spinel (MgAl2O4)," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 881-895 (1991).

5. W.J. Tropf and M.E. Thomas, "Aluminum Oxynitride Spinel," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 775-785 (1991).

6. T.M. Cotter, M.E. Thomas and W.J. Tropf "Magnesium Fluoride (MgF2)," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids II, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 897-917 (1991).

7. M.E. Thomas and D.D. Duncan, "Atmospheric Transmission," Chapter 1, Volume II Infrared and Electro-optics Handbook, F.G. Smith (ed.) as part of The Infrared & Electro-Optical Systems Handbook, J.S. Accetta and D. Shoemaker (exec. eds). SPIE/ERIM, pp. 1-156 (1993).

8. W.J. Tropf, M.E. Thomas, and T.J. Harris, "Optical Materials for the Visible and Infrared," Chapter 11 Electro-Optics Handbook, Waynant and Ediger (eds.), McGraw-Hill, pp. 11.1-11.97 (1993).

9. W.J. Tropf, M.E. Thomas, and T.J. Harris, "Optical Properties of Crystals and Glasses," The Handbook of Optics (second edition) Volume 2: Optical Materials and Properties, Chapter 33, E. VanStryland, D. Williams and W.L. Wolfe (eds.), The Optical Society of America, McGraw-Hill (1994).

10. M.E. Thomas and W.J. Tropf, "Barium Fluoride (BaF2)," with W.J. Tropf, in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids III, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 683-699 (1998).

11. M.E. Thomas, "Strontium Fluoride (SrF2)," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids III, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 883-897 (1998).

12. M.E. Thomas, "Potassium Iodide (KI)," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids III, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 807-820 (1998).

13. W.J. Tropf and M.E. Thomas, "Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) Revisited," in Handbook of Optical Constants of Solids III, E.D. Palik (ed.), Academic Press, pp. 651-682 (1998).

14. M.E. Thomas, Optical Propagation in Linear Media, Oxford University Press (2006).

15. W.J. Tropf, E. Rogala, and M.E. Thomas, "Optical Properties of Crystals and Glasses," The Handbook of Optics (third edition) Volume IV: Optical Materials and Properties, Chapter 2, E. VanStryland, (ed.), The Optical Society of America, McGraw-Hill (2009).

16. R.M. Springer and M.E. Thomas, “Analysis and Comparison of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline Nd:YAG, Absorption,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 49, 667-676 (2013).

17. S. Strong, M.E. Thomas, A.M. Brown and E. Adams, “Improving Earth Background Characterization Through Modeling and Measurements of Leaf Bidirectional Reflectivity,” Johns Hopkins APL Technical Digest 32 , pp. 787-802 (Oct. 2014).

18. R.M. Springer, M.E. Thomas and R.I. Joseph, “Analysis and Comparison of Single Crystal and Polycrystalline Nd:YAG, Scatter,” IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics 51 No. 8, 1700408 (Aug. 2015).

19. D.M. Brown, A.M. Brown, A.H. Willitsford, R. Dinello-Fass, M.B. Airola, K.M. Siegrist, M.E. Thomas and Y. Chang, “Lidar Measurements of Solid Rocket Propellant Fire Particle Plume,” Appl. Opt. 55 No. 20, 1 - 13 (2016).

20. R.M. Springer and M.E. Thomas, “Absorption and Fluorescence Derived Line Width and Line Shift in Polycrystalline Nd:YAG,” Appl. Opt. 55 No. 31, 1 – 8 (August, 2016).

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE Outstanding Student Award, Dayton Chapter IEEE April 1973. Award of Excellence, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Dayton, April 1973, Outstanding M.S. Thesis, ElectroScience Lab., The Ohio State University, 1976. JHU/APL, Walter G. Berl Award for an Outstanding Paper in the Johns Hopkins Technical Digest, published in 1987. JHU/APL, Honorable Mention for an outstanding unclassified refereed research publication, published in 1988. JHU/APL, Honorable Mention for an outstanding unclassified refereed development publication, published in 1988. JHU/APL, Honorable Mention for an outstanding publication in the category of special publications, published in 1991. JHU/APL, Walter G. Berl Award for an Outstanding Paper in the Johns Hopkins Technical Digest, published in 1992. JHU/APL, award for an outstanding publication in the category of special publications, published in 1993. JHU/APL, Walter G. Berl Award for an Outstanding Paper in the Johns Hopkins Technical Digest, published in 1996. JHU/APL, Honorable Mention for outstanding development paper in an externally refereed publication, published in 2000. JHU/APL, Walter G. Berl Award for an Outstanding Paper in the Johns Hopkins Technical Digest, published in 2001. JHU/APL Hart Prize Development Category for 2005 IRAD program, JHU/APL, ‘Outstanding Professional Book’ Award 2007, STAIF-2002 Outstanding Paper Award at the 19th Symposium on Space Nuclear Power and Propulsion, in 2002. Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering 1st edition 1992/1993, Who's Who in the East 26th edition 1997, Who's Who in the World 16th Edition 1999, and Who's Who in the America 56th Edition 2002. Johns Hopkins University Engineering for Professionals graduate program Excellence in Teaching award 2011. (2016)

Professional Organizations

OSA
IEEE
SPIE
Tau Beta Pi