30 November 2021
Vector Photonics appoints principal design engineer
Photonic-crystal surface-emitting laser (PCSEL) firm Vector Photonics Ltd of Glasgow, Scotland, UK has appointed Dr Pavlo Ivanov as principal design engineer, responsible for laser device design and characterization.
“Dr Pavlo Ivanov is an engineer at the forefront of the photonics industry, with extensive academic and industrial experience,” comments chief technology officer Dr Richard Taylor. “He will play a critical part in device testing and characterization, helping to fast-track our PCSEL technology into next-generation datacoms, telecoms and 3D printing markets.”
Ivanov joins Vector Photonics from Phoelex Ltd of Cambridge, UK, where he helped set up the firm’s automated optical testing and characterization lab. Prior to that, he was a research associate in the knowledge transfer partnership between Sivers Photonics (formerly CST Global) and the University of Glasgow, testing indium phosphide (InP)-based, distributed feedback (DFB) lasers and TOSAs (transmitter optical sub-assemblies), working with professor Anthony Kelly and professor Richard Hogg.
Ivanov has held research associate and research fellow roles at Bristol University, Leeds University and Sheffield University, gaining a wealth of test and characterization experience. His experience ranges from gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN)-based DFB lasers and PCSELs to silicon/silicon-germanium (Si/SiGe) quantum cascade lasers and super-luminescent diodes (SLEDs). He also has expertise in DFB laser modelling tools.
Ivanov has a PhD degree in laser optics and physics from the National University of Radio and Electronics (NURE) and the National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine. He has a further, specialist degree in electronic engineering from NURE.