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Rudiger Paschotta

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RP Photonics Consulting GmbH
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Member Type: Consultant
Last Login: Oct 12, 2006
Member Since: Oct 12, 2006



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Kurfirstenstr. 63
Zurich 8002 CH

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


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

Honors and 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"

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


  • 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.