Dr. Norbert Lichtenstein received his PhD degree from the University of Stuttgart in 2002 for his work involving novel high-power red-emitting laser diode types with a main focus on high brightness, wavelength stabilized lasers. Norbert Lichtenstein joined Uniphase Laser Enterprise in 1998 leading Uniphase‘s program for broad area laser device development. At the site in Zurich he held different positions in development and management within JDS Uniphase, Nortel Network as well as Bookham including responsibility for development of 980 nm telecom laser, 1480 nm pump laser and laser diode bars. In his current position as Director R&D he oversees Bookham’s new product development of high power laser diodes for telecom and industrial applications. Mr. Lichtenstein is the author or co-author of more than 35 publications as well as of several patents.
Dr. Bernd Valk was born 1953 in Siegen, Germany. He studied physics at the University of Bonn, Germany, and received his PhD from the University of Bern, Switzerland, 1985. From 1985 until 1988 he was staff member at TACAN Corp., Carlsbad, USA, where he worked in the field of optically pumped semiconductor lasers and non-linear effects in optical fibers. In 1989 he joined Ascom Tech. He was head of the technology group working in the area of integrated optics and optoelectronic packaging. The focus of the group was on the product development of optoelectronic components based on silicon-micromechanics. In April 1998 he started working for Uniphase Laser Enterprise as a group leader in the area of module packaging. He was responsible for setting up the manufacturing of 980 nm pump laser modules. In his current position as project manager for the packaging activities in Bookham-Zurich he is responsible for the development of various module packages incorporating laser bar assemblies.
Dr. Martin Krejci received his PhD degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ) for his thesis "Preparation and Characterization of Heteroepitaxial CuInxSey Layers and Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Substrate Solar Cells". In 1999 he joined Bookham’s site in Zurich when it was part of JDS Uniphase Switzerland as a specialist for materials analysis. Today Mr. Krejci is responsible for the development of Bookham’s industrial laser bar products.