Werner Klaus received an MSc degree with highest honors in Communications Engineering from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 1991 and a PhD degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1995. Since 1995 he has been working at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) in Tokyo on various aspects of optical communications ranging from device to coherent optical system design both in free-space and modern fiber optics including quantum key distribution (QKD) and space division multiplexing (SDM).
Werner Klaus was a visiting researcher at the Institute of Microtechnology, Neuchâtel, Switzerland (now part of École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) working on the simulation and design of holographic and micro-optical elements for security applications from 2002 to 2003, and a visiting researcher at the Institute of Telecommunications, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, working on the simulation and design of optical waveguides and modal filters for space interferometry applications in 2006.
Werner Klaus has published widely both in international and Japanese journals and speaks regularly at international and domestic conferences both in English and Japanese. He is currently serving as a technical committee member for the Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) 2019.and has been serving as program chair for OSA’s Advanced Photonics Congress since 2017. He is also a member of the technical committee on Extremely Advanced Optical Transmission Technologies (EXAT) organizing the EXAT International Symposium which is hold in Japan biyearly since 2011 and has become an important platform for information exchange on the latest trends and developments of SDM technology between Japanese and foreign researches.
For JLT he is handling submissions on the following topics:
- Space-division multiplexing transmission and components
- Electromagnetic field simulations in optics
- Propagation physics in optical fibers and waveguides
- Modelling and characterization of fiber-optical components