DAvid Dwight SChmidt

Research Assistant – Charles Durfee Research Group

Graduate Student – Department of Physics




  • BS in Engineering Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 2017
  • PhD Candidate in Applied Physics, Colorado School of Mines, 2017 – Present


  • Ultrafast Laser Phenomena
  • High Harmonic Generation
  • Laser Design


  • Sterling Backus, Matt Kirchner, Randy Lemons, David Schmidt, Charles Durfee, Margaret Murnane, and Henry Kapteyn, “Direct diode pumped Ti:sapphire ultrafast regenerative amplifier system,” Opt. Express 25, 3666-3674 (2017)

Conference and Meeting Presentations

 Characterization of High Harmonic Beam Profiles and Wavefronts with Ptychographic Imaging, CLEO 2020, 05/11/2020, Conference Talk

High harmonic generation of spatially chirped pulses with a variable pulse-front tilt compressor, Photonics West, 02/03/2019, Conference Talk 

Radial mode filtering of vortex and vector beams with capillary waveguides, APs Four Corners Section Meeting, 10/20/2017, Conference Poster



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Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401
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