PhD2: Ifte Khairul Alam Bhuiyan

Host: Tampere University

Secondment: Superlum Diodes

PhD Project: Development of novel semiconductor gain structures for visible and mid-IR OCT light sources

The doctoral research works will be focused on innovative solutions for developing novel semiconductor lasers for fast, narrow linewidth, stable phase and wide tuning bandwidth swept sources used in optical coherence tomography (OCT). More concretely, the responsibilities include development of waveguide semiconductor gain diodes for laser sources at NIR and mid-IR wavelengths. The experimental work of the project will be primarily taken place in clean-room fabrication area, and it will also include testing and application developments in OCT systems in collaboration with NETLAS partners.

Previous Education:

During my Bachelor Studies in Applied Physics at the University of Dhaka in Bangladesh, the final thesis in the field of Biomedical Physics had highly influenced me to choose a research career to be able to contribute for the society. Later on, joining the Master’s program in Micro and Nano Systems at the Technische Universität Chemnitz (TUC) in Germany had opened an excellent opportunity to conduct an academic research project in Photonic Integration at the IFW Dresden. The project had shaped me well in a European culture and motivated me to explore the exciting research domain of Photonics. Further, my Master’s Thesis, focused on the development of optical waveguide-based optogenetic probing technology, had trained me to reach a cross platform of optoelectronics and biophotonic technologies. The thesis work was performed with Professor Ulrich T. Schwarz at the Physics Institute in collaboration with OptoGenTech GmbH and ZFM Chemnitz.