INSTITUTE OF APPLIED PHYSICS - Martin D.Dawson, Head of the new founded Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, is visiting the IAP and Fraunhofer IOF
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On January 23, 2013 Prof. Martin D.Dawson, Head of the new founded Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics, is visiting the IAP and Fraunhofer IOF

 Mr. Dawson took up the role as Head of the Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics (Fraunhofer CAP) in the UK on 1st September.
At his visit in Jena he wants to present and discuss the focus and planned activities of the new Fraunhofer Institute and figure out areas and tasks to work together, e.g. in laser development, microfabrication and materials processing.
In this context, Prof. Dawson will look up the laboratories of the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP), the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (IOF) as well as the Institute of Optics and Quantum Electonics (IOQ).
Martin D. Dawson obtained his PhD in Laser Physics from Imperial College London in 1985 where he was a member of Prof. Wilson Sibbett's research group and did work on mode-locking, optically-pumped semiconductor lasers and phase conjugation. He spent the years 1985-1991 in the United States, where he developed femtosecond synchronously pumped dye lasers in a form subsequently commercialised by Coherent and Quantronix. From 1991 - 1996 he was at Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd., where he performed fundamental work on AlInGaP/GaAs semiconductors and developed red-emitting VCSELs and RCLEDs. He joined the Institute of Photonics at the University of Strathclyde as a founder member in 1996, where he is Professor, Director of Research and leader of semiconductor optoelectronics. He is widely known for his group's work on vertical external cavity surface emitting semiconductor lasers (VECSELs) and micro-structured gallium nitride device technology; his broader interests extend to diamond photonics and hybrid organic/inorganic optoelectronics.
He is a founder of mLED Ltd. and holds fellowships of OSA, IEEE, Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He recently assumed the inaugural Headship of the UK Fraunhofer Centre for Applied Photonics.



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