Stuart Jackson is a professor at the School of Engineering at Macquarie University. He received the BSc(Hons) degree in 1989 from the University of Newcastle (Australia). After receiving the PhD degree from the Macquarie University, in 1995 he joined the Laser Photonics Group at the University of Manchester and initiated the research there into high power fibre lasers. In 1999, he joined the Optical Fibre Technology Centre (OFTC) at the University of Sydney where he became a Senior Research Fellow and technical manager of silicate fibre fabrication. In 2009, he joined the School of Physics at the University of Sydney as a Queen Elizabeth II Fellow (ARC) where he became the Leader of the Flagship Project "Mid-infrared Photonics" within the ARC Centre of Excellence funded Centre for Ultrahigh-bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS). In early 2014, he took up a permanent position in teaching and optical and photonics engineering research at Macquarie University.
Prof Jackson’s contributions to the field of mid-infrared fibre lasers span the entire discipline. He has made significant contributions in fundamental glass spectroscopy, the science and engineering of optical fibre fabrication, the invention and demonstration of fibre lasers and the application of fibre lasers in medicine, defence and nonlinear optics. He created the first high power mid-infrared fibre laser that is now central to many medical, defence and industrial applications and he continues to make breakthroughs in this area. He is the lead or sole author on most of his high impact papers and he played a significant role in the rest. He has a comprehensive grasp of the issues that are of importance to the established and emerging areas in mid-infrared optics and photonics. He is a member of the OSA and AOS and a senior member of the IEEE.
For JLT, he is handling submissions on the following topics:
• Fiber Lasers
• Solid State Lasers
• Glass Spectroscopy
• Mid-Infrared Optics
• Laser Engineering
• Ultrafast Optics