Jerome V Moloney is a Professor of Mathematics and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona and is Director of the Arizona Center for Mathematical Sciences, an internationally recognized research center in applied mathematics. He is a fellow of the Optical Society of America and a recent recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Prize in physics. Research interests span a wide range of photonics and nonlinear optics fields including ultrashort, high power femtosecond pulse propagation; computational nanophotonics, fiber laser modeling, many-body physics of semiconductor optical properties and modeling semiconductor passive and active devices. He has published more than 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has given over one hundred invited papers at national and international conferences.
Dr. Stephan W. Koch (Partner)
Stephan W. Koch has been a professor of Physics at Philipps-University Marburg (Germany), and a research professor at the Optical Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson/USA, since 1993. He spent eight years, first as associate professor, then as professor of Physics and Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona, was a Heisenberg Fellow at the University Frankfurt/Germany in 1985, and a visiting scientist at IBM Research in 1981 and 1983. His fields of major current interests include condensed matter theory, optical and electronic properties of semiconductors, many-body interactions, disorder effects, quantum confinement in solids, coherent and ultrafast phenomena, semiconductor laser theory, microcavity effects, and optical instabilities and nonlinearities. He is the author or co-author of 7 books, editor of 1 book, and author or co-author of more 500 refereed scientific journals.
Dr. Martin Koch (Partner)
Martin Koch Ph.D is a professor for semiconductor physics at the physics department of the Philipps University Marburg, Germany. From 1995 to 1996 he was a postdoctoral fellow in the Advanced Photonics Research Department at Bell Laboratories/Lucent Technologies in Holmdel, NJ. From 1996 to 1998 he worked as a scientific assistant in the Photonics and Optoelectronics group at the University of Munich, Germany. From 1998 to 2008 he was associate professor for terahertz systems technology at the electrical engineering department of the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. He has published more than 130 papers, given more than 210 presentations at international conferences, written 6 book chapters and holds 5 patents. In 2003 he was awarded with the Kaiser Friedrich research price.
Dr. Mahmoud Fallahi (Partner)
Mahmoud Fallahi is a Professor at the College of Optical Sciences, University of Arizona. He received a Ph.D. degree from the University of Toulouse and CNRS, France in 1988. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, he was a Research Scientist at the National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa from 1989 until 1995. He then joined the College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona where he is currently a professor. His research interests are in semiconductor lasers, integrated optics, micro/nanofabrication and polymer/hybrid components with over 150 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings and invited talks.
Dr. Joe M (Mike) Yarborough (Senior Laser Engineer)
From 1973 to 1974 he worked for Coherent, where he developed Coherent’s first cw dye laser. From 1974 to 1983 he worked at Kitt Peak National Observatory, where he was engineering manager for the group that developed astronomical instrumentation. From 1983 to 1989 he worked for Allied Signal Electronics Systems Division, where he was Chief Engineer for Engine Controls and also Chief Engineer for New Technology. From 1989 to 1998, he was Vice President of Coherent’s Tucson Division. From 1998 to 2002 he worked for Spectra Physics Semiconductor Lasers as Department Head of the Manufacturing Engineering group and was Principle Scientist of Ionatron (now Applied Energetics) from 2002 to 2005. He joined the Optical Science Center in 2005 and is currently a Senior LASER Engineer at Desert Beam Technologies. Dr. Yarborough has published or given at conferences over 25 papers and has been awarded 16 patents.
Maik Scheller (Technical Advisor)
Maik Scheller received his Dipl.-Ing. degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig in 2008. He is currently pursuing a PhD degree in THz technology. His research interests include nonlinear optics, terahertz systems and signal processing. He has published 17 papers in peer reviewed journals, written a book chapter, author on 26 conference presentations and an inventor on 3 patents.