Takashige Omatsu received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1983 and 1992 for research of frequency-extension of metal vapour lasers. In 1992, he joined Chiba University as a Research Associate, where he worked on development of diode-pumped solid-state lasers and experimental research of optical phase conjugation. Since 1997, he has been collaborating on the work of diode-pumped Nd doped vanadate bounce lasers with Professor Michael J. Damzen at the Imperial College London, UK, and he has also been collaborating on the work of yellow-ornage solid-state lasers with Professor Jim A. Piper at Macqurie University, Australia. In 2007, he was appointed as a Professor at Chiba University, Japan, where he is currently working on high-power pico-second solid-state lasers and singular optics. He has published over 150 contributions in journals and conference proceedings. Professor Omatsu is a Member of the Optical Society of America, and in 2006, and he was appointed as an Associate Editor of Optics Express. He is also working as a steering committee member of the conference on the laser and optoelectronics pacific-rim (CLEO Pacific-rim).
Biography Updated on 21 October 2009