Adam Bingham

Vice President of Research, Dr. Adam Bingham

Dr. Adam Bingham received his B.S. in Optical Engineering from the University of Rochester and his Ph.D. in Photonics from Oklahoma State University. Dr. Bingham is currently serving as Spectrum Photonics’ Vice President of Research and leads the development of compact spectral imaging technologies for a wide variety of applications. These imaging technologies include multi-band imaging for detection of disturbed earth, hyperspectral imaging for the detection of explosives, chemical agents, and other threat materials, polarized spectral imaging for detection of liquids on surfaces and broadband imaging for target detection. Currently Dr. Bingham serves as the Principal Investigator (PI) for Spectrum’s Chemical Surface Detector project, and previously served as the PI for Spectrum’s two Next Generation Chemical Detection System efforts. While primarily focused on long wave infrared remote sensing applications, recently, Dr. Bingham has focused more attention on hyperspectral imaging based technologies in the mid-wave, and short-wave infrared.

Prior to joining Spectrum, Dr. Bingham served as a Project/Product Manager at FLIR Systems (formerly ICx Technologies). At FLIR, his work focused on developing Raman spectroscopy and Hyperspectral imaging for the standoff and contact identification of explosives hazards, TICs/TIMs and other hazardous materials. Dr. Bingham designed and built standoff detection systems based upon Raman, IR and fluorescence technologies for both point and wide area detection. Dr. Bingham has served as the Program Manager for multiple programs with FLIR and Spectrum, with contract values in excess of $15,000,000 during his tenure.

Dr. Bingham’s graduate research involved designing and testing far-IR (THz) integrated optics for communication and sensing applications under the tutelage of Dr. Daniel Grischkowsky. These devices, including filters, waveguides and resonators utilized lithographically fabricated photonic crystal technology.

Selected peer-reviewed Publications

1. A. Bingham, Yuguang Zhao and D. Grischkowsky, “THz parallel plate photonic waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 87, 051101-1 (2005).

2. A. L. Bingham and D. Grischkowsky, “High Q, one-dimensional terahertz photonic waveguides,” Appl. Phys. Lett., 90, 091105 (2007).

3. Paul A. George, Christina Manolatou, Farhan Rana, Adam L. Bingham, and Daniel R. Grischkowsky, “Integrated waveguide-coupled terahertz microcavity resonators,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, 191122 (2007).

4. A. Bingham and D. Grischkowsky “Terahertz 2-D Photonic Crystal Waveguides,” IEEE Microwave and wireless components letters, Vol. 18, 428-430 (2008).

5. A. L. Bingham and D.Grischkowsky, “Terahertz two-dimensional high-Q photonic crystal waveguide cavities,” Optics Letters, Vol. 33, 348-350 (2008).

6. A. L. Bingham, P.G. Lucey, J.T. Akagi, et al., “LWIR hyperspectral micro-imager for detection of trace explosive particles”, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9101, 91010Z (2014)  

7. P.G. Lucey, A.L. Bingham, J.T. Akagi, et al,. “A compact Fourier transform imaging spectrometer employing a variable gap Fabry-Perot interferometer”, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 9101, 910110 (2014).

8. A. L. Bingham, P. G. Lucey, and E.T. Knobbe, “Compact LWIR sensors using spatial interferometric technology”, Proc. SPIE. 10210, Next-Generation Spectroscopic Technologies X. (2017).