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Rudiger Paschotta

Rudiger Paschotta


Rudiger Paschotta is an author of materials


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Skills & Interests

  • Science and Technology / Physics / Optics (Expert)
    Technical consultant with special expertise in laser physics and laser technology, nonlinear optics, fiber optics, and noise in optics. Formerly worked as a university researcher. Published around 100 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Education History

  • habilitation in applied physics (10/2002)
    ETH Zurich
  • Ph. D. (09/1994)
    University of Konstanz, Germany

Teaching Experience

  • Beam quality of lasers (winter 2007)
    • SPIE – Physics
    • Short course at the Photonics West conference
  • Fundamentals of fiber lasers and amplifiers (winter 2007)
    • International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP Trieste) – Physics
    • Introduction to active fiber light sources, supplemented by material on mode-locked fiber lasers
  • Ultrafast Laser Physics (summer 2005)
    • ETH Zurich – Physics
    • One-semester lecture course on ultrashort pulses, pulse generation with lasers, pulse characterization, applications

Honors & Awards

  • Fresnel Prize of the European Physical Socienty (10/2002)
    awarded for an "outstanding contributions to ultrafast all-solid-state lasers by pushing the frontiers in average power and pulse repetition rates by orders of magnitude"


  • Encyclopedia of Laser Physics and Technology, 09/20/2004
    This free online encyclopedia explains the terms and principles of laser physics and technology. It also covers other topics such as general optics and optoelectronic, nonlinear optics, quantum optics, fiber optics, ultrashort pulses, and communications.


  • CEO (06/2004 – Current) RP Photonics Consulting GmbH