PhD1: Andrei Anikeev

Host: Superlum Diodes 

Secondment: Tampere University (TAU) 

PhD Project: High power Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) devices

  • Development of broadband, high-power, and tunable light sources for OCT, requires novel approaches to achieve wide bandwidth semiconductor lasers and amplifiers operating in a wide range of wavelengths. Novel in plane semiconductor sources and amplifiers will be developed, capitalizing on leading expertise at Tampere University and Superlum Diodes Ltd. In particular, semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOA) with optical bands approaching 150 nm and high saturation powers will open novel avenues in a multitude of directions for the technology of swept sources. SUP seeks the improvement of their SOA bandwidth by:
  • concatenation of multiple quantum-well (MQW) structures with different, non-overlapping spectral gain peaks;
  • extending the anti-reflection coating bandwidth of SLDs chips;
  • modifying the geometry of the SLD chips.

Conferences attended:

  • International Day of Light Conference, 20th – 21st May, 2021, Organizer: Tampere University, Finland
  • Students led conference Optics and Photonics for Scientific Progress #OPSP2021 13th -14th April 2021 – Two days of talks, networking and workshopsonline participation
  • 1st International Conference Advances in 3OM: Opto-Mechatronics, Opto – Mechanics and Optical Metrology, 13-16 December 2021, Timisoara, Romania – online participation
  • Winter School, DTU, Denmark, 1-4th March 2022
  • Autumn School, Technical University of Darmstadt (TUDA), Germany, 4-7th October 2022
  • NETLAS Conference in conjunction with Markus Pessa International Summer School “New Frontiers in Optical Technologies”, Tampere, Finland, August 7 – 11, 2023 


  • 2011 – June 2015 National University of Science and Technology Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (NUST MISiS) – Bachelor of Material Science
  • 2015 – June 2017 National University of Science and Technology Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (NUST MISiS) – Master of Material Science
  • During the last 4 years, I have been working at Ltd Opton, I have been studying superluminescent diodes (SLDs) in the spectral range of 635 – 690 nm. We were able to create a tunable laser with a tuning range of 673-690 nm and a power of 10 mW. And also demonstrate a broadband light source with a spectrum width of up to 30 nm centered at about 665 nm.