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Steve graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2001 with a 1st class MEng (Hons) degree in Electronic Engineering with German. As part of this programme, Steve spent his third year studying at the Technical University of Ilmenau in Germany. In his final year, Steve was awarded the Farnell Prize for the best MEng project in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering for his project thesis entitled \"Analysis of shielding defects in coaxial cables\". This work was carried out in close cooperation with BAE Systems (formerly British Aerospace) by whom Steve was sponsored throughout his undergraduate degree course. Following his degree, Steve took up a post as a Research Associate in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering working on the EU Project POWERPACK at the same time as completing his PhD, which he received at the end of 2004. His PhD research was in the characterisation and degradation of high-power and high-brightness semiconductor lasers, using spectroscopically-resolved imaging techniques. Following his PhD, Steve has continued on as a Research Fellow with PRFEL, where his research interests include spectroscopic imaging techniques for the characterisation of laser diodes and the validation of simulation tools and the degradation dynamics and emulation of degradation mechanisms of high-power laser bars. He was promoted to Senior Research Fellow in 2010. He has worked on the WWW.BRIGHT.EU and WWW.BRIGHTer.EU projects and is currently responsible for the fabrication and characterisation activities of the COPERNICUS project. Steve plays an active role in the Photonic and RF Engineering Laboratory, coordinating the day-to-day running of their optical characterisation activities, managing the OMES and PL / PR laboratories and providing laser safety training to members of the laboratory. He is also responsible for the PRFEL and COPERNICUS project web pages.
Dr Steve Bull is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Photonic and Radio Frequency Engineering Group, University of Nottingham and University of Nottingham.
Areas of Expertise
- By-emitter degradation analysis and emulation of high-power laser bars
- High-power and high-brightness laser diodes
- Investigation of defects and degradation mechanisms of laser diodes
- Laser diode characterisation techniques including spectroscopic imaging methods