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Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta, Founder and Executive
of RP Photonics Consulting GmbH

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Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta has an international reputation as a distinguished expert in technical areas such as lasers and amplifiers, nonlinear optics, fiber technology, ultrashort pulses, and noise in optics. He is author or coauthor of many publications, in particular of over 100 articles in scientific journals, over 120 presentations at international conferences, and of several books and book chapters. Also, he is the author of the well-known Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology.

Dr. Paschotta originally started his career in scientific research. In 2002, he achieved the habilitation at ETH Zürich and received the Fresnel Prize of the European Physical Society (EPS) in 2002. Despite his success as a researcher (see his CV with publication list), in 2004 he started the company RP Photonics Consulting GmbH in Zürich, Switzerland. (The company moved to Bad Dürrheim, Germany, in 12/2010.) His full-time occupation is now to serve companies in the photonics industry worldwide. Typical tasks are to work out feasibility studies and designs for lasers and other photonic devices, to identify and solve technical problems, to find suitable laser sources for specific applications, and to do tailored staff training courses on specialized subjects. Dr. Paschotta enjoys to be involved in manifold industrial projects with a great variety of both technical aspects and types of services, and regularly achieves very high levels of customer satisfaction.

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Core Competencies

Short Summary

With Dr. Rüdiger Paschotta, you can get a technical consultant

  • who is a high-level expert in several key areas of photonics
  • who always tries hard to understand very clearly both the technical details and the practical requirements
  • who is doing his best to maintain a very high reputation in all respects, in particular concerning the clarity of understanding and communication, uttermost efficiency in accomplishing complex tasks, and highest reliability

Research Experience

Titles and Honors

Scientific Key Achievements

(You can also download a Powerpoint presentation on the main scientific achievements of Dr. Paschotta.)

Publication Record in Numbers

The by far most well-known publication of Dr. Paschotta is the Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology, a freely accessible encyclopedia for photonics and laser technology. It is also available as a two-volume book.

You can obtain the complete CV with publication list as a PDF document. See also the list of recent publications.

Staying Involved in Science

Despite having left an academic position, Dr. Paschotta continues to stay active in the scientific world. In this way, he stays fully up to date in a wide range of topics and maintains useful relations. See the list of recent publications.

Further Scientific Research

Dr. Paschotta remains actively involved in academic research, maintaining relations to various research groups and working in joint projects. This will be apparent from further scientific publications. For example, an article on resonator designs for optimum beam quality of lasers has been published: R. Paschotta, Opt. Express 14 (13), 6069 (2006). Another one treats the noise properties of mode-locked fiber lasers: “Timing jitter and phase noise of mode-locked fiber lasers”, Opt. Express 18 (5), 5041 (2010).

Observing the Scientific Literature

Dr. Paschotta continues to regularly read a number of scientific journals in the areas of laser physics and development, nonlinear optics, fiber technology, and alike. Also, he attends scientific conferences in order to stay fully up to date in laser research.

Acting as a Referee

Dr. R. Paschotta serves as a referee for scientific journals like Optics Letters, Optics Express, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review A and E, Journal of the Optical Society of America B, Applied Optics, Applied Physics B, Optics Communications, Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, and IEEE Photonics Technology Letters. So far, more than 180 referee reports have been delivered with the aspiration of supporting the scientific community with fair and well balanced judgment. Also, Dr. Paschotta occasionally reviews applications for research grants.

Involvement in Scientific Conferences

Apart from publishing own material, Dr. Paschotta serves the scientific community by participating in conference programme committees: CLEO US 2005 and 2006, CLEO/Europe 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP) 2006 and 2007, and the EPS Europhoton Conference on "Solid-State and Fiber Coherent Light Sources", Sept. 2006.

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