Geoffrey A. Cranch

Naval Research Laboratory, USA

Geoffrey Cranch received the B.S. degree from the University of Bath, Somerset, UK in applied physics in 1995 and the Ph.D. in applied physics from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK in 2001 in the field of fiber optic sensors and fiber lasers. He joined GEC-Marconi Naval Systems (now Thales) in 1995 to work on the development of fiber optic hydrophones and in 1997 moved to the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, Winfrith to continue research on interferometric fiber optic sensor systems and in-fiber Bragg grating sensors. Since 2000 he has been employed as a Research Physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC where he has set up a research group in fiber laser sensor devices and conducted research on fiber laser design, inscription, and sensor applications. He has extensive experience in all aspects of fiber optic sensor design, in particular, developing fiber optic magnetometers, accelerometers, and hydrophones. Dr. Cranch has published over 40 papers in international conferences and journals including several invited talks and papers, he holds four patents and has written a book chapter on the subject of fiber optic hydrophones. Dr. Cranch is a topical editor for the Applied Optics journal and a member of the Institute of Physics, U.K and Optical Society of America.

Biography Updated on 11 May 2011

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