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Professor David J. Richardson was born in Southampton, England in 1964 and obtained his B.Sc. and PhD in fundamental physics from Sussex University U.K. in 1985 and 1989 respectively. He joined the then recently formed Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at Southampton University as a Research Fellow in May 1989. He was awarded a Royal Society University Fellowship in 1991 in recognition of his pioneering work on short pulsed fibre lasers. Professor Richardson is now a Deputy Director of the ORC where he us responsible for Optical Fibre Device and Systems research. His current research interests include amongst others: microstructured fibres, high-power fibre lasers, short pulse lasers, optical fibre communications, and nonlinear fibre optics. Prof Richardson has published more than 500 conference and journal papers in his time at the ORC, and produced over 20 patents. He is a frequent invited speaker at the leading international optics conferences in the optical communications, laser and nonlinear optics fields and is an active member of both the national and international optics communities. Prof. Richardson was made a Fellow of the Optical Society of America in 2005.
Prof David Richardson is (or has formerly been) affiliated with Advanced Fibre Technologies and Applications, University of Southampton, Optical Fibre Communications, Telecommunications Devices and Sub-systems, University of Southampton, Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Pulsed Fibre Lasers, University of Southampton, Ultrafast Laser X-Ray, University of Southampton and University of Southampton.
Areas of Expertise
- Advanced Fibre Technologies
- Fibre Laser
- Microstructured Optical Fibres
- Optical communications and networks
- Photonic Bandgap Fibres
- Photonic Crystal Fibres
- Pulsed Fibre Lasers
- Ultrafast Laser X-Ray