About the Author
PROF. OLEG G. OKHOTNIKOV (Tampere University, Finland) was awarded the Ph.D. (1981) and D.Sc. (1992) from Russian Academy of Sciences both in Laser Physics. Since 1999 he has been a full-time Professor at Optoelectronics Research Centre, Tampere University of Technology. His experimental background includes mode-locked and single-frequency tuneable semiconductor and fibre lasers. He has a substantial experience in advanced diode-pumped fibre lasers and amplifiers, spectroscopy of rare-earth laser materials, and semiconductor lasers. Other research topics include semiconductor disk lasers and photonic band gap structures. He published more than 200 journal papers, 150 conference presentations and holds 6 patents.