Amos Martinez obtained his degree in physics, in 1999, from the University of Bath, Bath, UK. He went on to complete the M.S. degree in optoelectronics and laser devices from the University of St Andrews, Fife, UK, and the Ph.D. degree in photonics from the Aston University, Birmingham, UK, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. During his Ph.D. degree, Martinez developed a novel method for the fabrication of in‐fiber structures such as fiber Bragg gratings, microchannels, and long‐period gratings. This novel approach, now known as point‐by‐point (PbP) femtosecond inscription, offered previously unattainable levels of flexibility and control over the inscribed structures. After a Postdoctoral Stint at the Aston University, Martinez moved to the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 2007, where he now serves as an Associate Researcher in the Electronics Engineering Department. His current research interests include fiber lasers and nonlinear fiber optics. In particular, he is working in the development of ultrafast fiber lasers, mode‐locked by saturable absorber materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. He is also investigating the optical properties of these novel materials and finding ways to exploit their high nonlinearity in fiber‐based configurations.
Biography Updated on 12 November 2013