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Vector Photonics Adds To Engineering Team


Pavlo Ivanov appointed as principal design engineer, to develop laser design, automated test and characterisation systems

Vector Photonics has appointed Dr. Pavlo Ivanov as principal design engineer, responsible for laser device design and characterisation.

Richard Taylor, CTO of Vector Photonics, said: “Dr. Pavlo Ivanov is an engineer at the forefront of the photonics industry, with extensive academic and industrial experience. He will play a critical part in device testing and characterisation, helping to fast-track our PCSEL technology into next-generation datacoms, telecoms and 3D printing markets. It is an honour to welcome him to the team.”

Ivanov joins Vector Photonics from Phoelex Ltd, Cambridge, where he helped set up the company's automated optical testing and characterisation lab. Prior to that, he was a research associate in the knowledge transfer partnership between Sivers Photonics (CST Global) and the University of Glasgow, testing InP-based, 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 characterisation experience. His experience ranges from GaAs and GaN-based DFB lasers and PCSELs (Photonic Chrystal Surface-Emitting Lasers) to Si/SiGe quantum cascade lasers and super-luminescent diodes. 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.

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