Short Professional Biography

AMOS A. HARDY received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel and his Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics from the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel in 1966, 1969 and 1975, respectively.

From 1975 to 1983 he was with the Department of Electronics, Weizmann Institute of Science.

From 1976 to 1979 he was on leave and worked at Stanford University, California on various laser resonator problems, optical phase conjugation, and optical rotation sensing systems.

During the summer of 1982, he was a Visiting Scientist at Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, N.J., where he worked on problems related to DFB lasers. Since 1983 he has been with the Faculty of Engineering at Tel Aviv University, where he was appointed as Associate Professor and later promoted to Professor in 1988. From 1991 to 1995 he served as Chairman of the Department of Electrical Engineering – Physical Electronics. From June 1984 to July 1985, he was a Visiting Scientist at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), where he was engaged in the analysis of phase coupled laser arrays. During the summers of 1985 and 1986 he was a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for High Technology Materials at the University of New Mexico. Dr. A. Hardy, was on sabbatical leave as a Senior Research Scientist at Spectra Diode Laboratories (SDL) during the academic year of 1988/1989, and spent there also several summers until 2000. During these visits he was engaged in the design and analysis of grating coupled surface emitters, flared amplifiers, laser arrays and fiber lasers and amplifiers. In 1994 and 1995, and again from 2003 and on, he spent several months as Visiting Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, where he was engaged in DFB and vertical cavity lasers' theory. On several occasions, since 1997 until 2001, Dr. Hardy was a visiting scientist at Uniphase Laser Enterprise (formerly IBM Laboratories), Zurich, Switzerland, where he was engaged in problems related to ridge lasers. During 2001 and 2002 he spent several months at Infinera, in California, as a research scientist, developing models for optical amplifiers. His research interests involve analysis of dye laser systems, DFB lasers, DBR lasers, diode lasers (both edge emitters and VCSELs), optical resonators and waveguides, fiber lasers and amplifiers, propagation of laser beams, optical phase conjugation, and the study of optical systems for inertial rotation sensing. Dr. A. Hardy has performed research in several areas of lasers, integrated optics and electro-optics, optical phase-conjugation, injection locking, grating analysis, resonator modes, beam propagation, coupled mode theory and other related fields. This work has been published in nearly 200 refereed scientific papers and reported in many scientific meetings. For his contributions to the analysis and design of high power coherent diode lasers, Dr. A. Hardy, received, in 1993, the prize of the “Polish Jewish Ex-Servicemen Association - London” in the field of Applied Electronics.

He is the incumbent of the Chana and Heinrich Manderman Chair in Optoelectronics. While at the Weizmann Institute, Dr. A. Hardy held the Ruth E. Recu Career Development Chair. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the IEEE. He serves on the Editorial Board for the journal of Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, and is an Associate Editor for IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics


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