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Research Interests

  • Basic physics
  • Chemistry
  • Lasers materials
  • Optics
  • Radiation detectors: scintillators, semiconductors, gamma, and neutron


  1. Payne, S. A., R. J. Beach, J. W. Dawson, and W. F. Krupke, “Diode Pumped Alkali Vapor Fiber Laser,” Patent No. 7,082148 B2, July 25, 2006.
  2. Dawson, J. W., Z. M. Liao, R. J. Beach, A. D. Drobshoff, S. A. Payne, D. M. Pennington, W. Hackenberg, D. Bonaccini, and L. Taylor, “High Power 938 Nanometer Fiber Laser and Amplifier,” Patent No. 7,038,844B2, May 2, 2006.
  3. Beach, R. J., E. C. Honea, S. A. Payne, I. Mercer, and M. D. Perry, “Tapered Laser Rods as a Means of Minimizing the Path Length of Trapped Barrel Mode Rays,” Patent No. 6,937,636 B1, August 30, 2005.
  4. Zapata, L., R. Beach, E. Honea, and S. Payne, “Method for Optical Pumping of Thin Laser Media at High Average Power,” Patent No. 6,763,050, July 13, 2004.
  5. Payne, S. A., R. H. Page, C. A. Ebbers, and R. J.  Beach, “Synthetic Guide Star Generation,” Patent 6,704,331, March 9, 2004.
  6. Bayramian, A., R Beach, E. Honea, J. Murray, and S. Payne, “Compact Cladding – Pumped Planar Waveguide Amplifier and Fabrication Method,” Patent No. 6,640,040 B2, October 28, 2003.
  7. Wilcox, R. B., R. H. Page, R. J. Beach, M. D. Feit, and S. A. Payne, “Antiguide Fiber Ribbon Laser,” Patent No. 6,570, 702 B2, May 27, 2003.
  8. Beach, R. J., E. C. Honea, C. Bibeau, S. A. Payne, H. T. Powell, W. F. Krupke, and S. B. Sutton, “High Average Power Scalable Thin-Disk Laser,” Patent No. 6,347,109 B1, February 12,2002.
  9. Krupke, W. F., S. A. Payne, and C. D. Marshall, “Blue Diode-Pumped Solid-State-Laser Based on Ytterbium Doped Laser Crystals Operating on the Resonance Zero-Phonon Transition,” Patent No. 6,304,584, October 16, 2001.
  10. Skidmore, J., B. Freitas,M. Emanuel, and S. Payne, “Monolithic Laser Diode Array with One Metalized Sidewall,” Patent No. 6,266,353, July 24, 2001.
  11. Beach, R. J., E. C. Honea, and S. A. Payne, “Delivering Pump Light to a Laser Gain Element while Maintaining Access to the Laser Beam, Patent No. 6,222,872, April 24, 2001.
  12. Payne, S. A., C. D. Marshall, H. T. Powell, and W. F. Krupke, “Hybrid Solid State Laser System Using a Neodymium-Based Master Oscillator and an Ytterbium-Based Power Amplifier,” Patent No. 6,212,215 B1, April 3, 2001.
  13. Beach, R. J., E. C. Honea, C. Bibeau, S. Mitchell, J. Lang, D. Maderas, J. Speth, and S. A. Payne, "Hollow Lensing Duct," Patent No. 6,160,934, December 12, 2000.
  14. Payne, S. A., R. H. Page, K. I. Schaffers, M. C. Nostrand, W. F. Krupke, and P. G. Schunemann, "Low-Phonon Frequency Chalcogenide Crystalline Hosts for Rare Earth Lasers Operating beyond Three Microns," Patent No. 6,047,013, April 4, 2000.
  15. Payne, S. A., and J. S. Hayden, “Ultrafast Pulsed Laser Utilizing Broad Bandwidth Laser Glass,” Patent No. 5,663,972, September 2, 1997.
  16. Schaffers, K. I., L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, and D. A. Keszler, “Ytterbium-Doped Borate Fluoride Laser Crystals and Lasers,” Patent No. 5,677,921, October 14, 1997.
  17. Page, R. H., K. I. Schaffers, S. A. Payne, W. F. Krupke, and R. J. Beach, “Optical Amplifier Operating at 1.3 microns Useful for Telecommunications and Based on Dysprosium-Doped Metal Chloride Host Materials,” Patent No. 5,694,500, December 2, 1997.
  18. Marshall, C. D., S. A. Payne, and W. F. Krupke, “Optically Pumped Cerium-Doped LiSrAlF6 and LiCaAlF6,” Patent No. 5,517,516, May 14, 1996.
  19. Hayden, T., S. A. Payne, J. S. Hayden, J. H. Campbell, M. K. Aston, and M. L. Elder, “Phosphate Glass Useful in High energy lasers,” Patent No. 5,526,369, June 11, 1996.
  20. Krupke, W. F., R. H. Page, L. D. DeLoach, and S. A. Payne, “Transition-Metal Doped Sulfide, Selenide, and Telluride Laser Crystals and Lasers,” Patent No. 5,541,948, June 30, 1996.
  21. Payne, S. A., W. L. Kway, L. D. DeLoach, W. F. Krupke, and B. H. T. Chai, “Ytterbium- and Neodymium-Doped Vanadate Laser Host Crystals Having the Apatite Crystal Structure,” Patent No. 5,341,389, August 23, 1994.
  22. Krupke, W. F., S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, and L K. Smith, “Yb:FAP and Related Materials, Laser Gain Medium Comprising Same, and Laser Systems Using Same,” Patent No. 5,280,492, January 18, 1994.
  23. Krupke, W. F., and S. A. Payne, “AlGaAs Diode Pumped Tunable Chromium Lasers,” Patent No. 5,105,434, April 14, 1992.
  24. Payne, S. A., L. L. Chase, H. W. Newkirk, and W. F. Krupke, “Cr3+-Doped Colquiriite Solid State Laser Material,” Patent No. 4,811,349, March 7, 1989.

Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Princeton University, 1983

M.S., Physical Chemistry, Princeton, 1979

B.S., Physical Chemistry, Binghamton, State University of New York, 1978