Ph.D., Engineering Applied Science, University of California, Davis/Livermore, 1993
M.S., Engineering Applied Science, University of California, Davis/Livermore, 1989
B.S., Physics, University of California Davis, 1985
David Fittinghoff is known for making the first observation on enhanced double ionization of helium by an ultrashort laser pulse while he was a graduate student at LLNL and for contributions to the development of frequency-resolved optical gating, the first general method for measuring ultrashort laser pulses while a post-doc at Sandia National Laboratory. He has also worked in many other areas of experimental science including high-power microwave generation, two-photon confocal microscopy, the development of chirped pulse amplification systems, and the development of Thomson Scattering X-ray sources. Dr. Fittinghoff is currently a physicist at LLNL where he works on Underground Test Readiness as a reaction-history and neutron-imaging physicist in addition to multiple other laboratory projects.