International Conference on Laser Ablation31 August - 4 September 2015 | Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Stefan Nolte

Stefan Nolte

Stefan Nolte is a Professor for Laser Physics at the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena, Germany, where he is heading the Ultrafast Optics group at the Institute of Applied Physics. He is also head of Laser Materials Processing at the Fraunhofer IOF, Jena. He studied physics at the University of Hannover, Germany, from where he received his diploma in 1995 and his PhD in 1999 on micromachining with ultrashort laser pulses.

His research topic is the application of ultrashort laser pulses with the main focus on ultrashort pulse micromachining and materials modification for industrial and medical applications, where he has been actively engaged since the field's inception in the mid-1990s. This work has spurred the industrial use of ultrashort pulse lasers in materials processing. Apart from ablation and surface structuring another research focus is the three-dimensional structuring within the volume of transparent materials. This opens the opportunity for realizing various photonic devices.

The results of this work are published in more than 250 scientific articles in premier peer-reviewed journals, 10 book contributions as well as in more than 300 invited and contributed conference presentations.