Mário F. Ferreira

University of Aveiro, Portugal

Mário F. Ferreira was born in Ovar, Portugal. He graduated in physics from the University of Porto, Portugal, in 1984. Since then, he became an Assistant Lecturer, first at the Mathematics Department and afterwards at the Physics Department of the University of Aveiro, Portugal, from which institution he received the Ph.D. degree in physics in 1992. He is now a Professor at the same Physics Department. Between 1990 and 1991, he was at the University of Essex, UK, performing experimental work on external cavity semiconductor lasers and nonlinear optical fiber amplifiers. At present, he leads a research group dedicated to the modeling and characterization of multisection semiconductor lasers for coherent systems, quantum well lasers, optical fiber amplifiers and lasers, soliton propagation, polarization and nonlinear effects in optical fibers. He has written more than 200 scientific journal and conference publications, as well as a book with the title Optics and Photonics (in Portuguese). He is a Member of the Optical Society of America (OSA), SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the European Optical Society (EOS), the European Physical Society (EPS) and the Portuguese Physical Society. He served in the technical committees of various international conferences. He was the Guest Editor of a Special Issue on Fiber and Integrated Optics, published in 2005, dedicated exclusively to the fiber and integrated optics activity carried out in Portugal.

Biography Updated on 9 March 2008

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