Dieter Jäger

Dieter Stefan Jäger was born in Tratten/Ranten, Austria, in 1944. He received the Diplomphysiker, Dr. rer. nat., and Habilitation degrees in physics, all from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany, in 1969, 1974 and 1980, respectively.

From 1974 to 1990 he has been the leader of a research group at the Institute for Applied Physics, University of Münster, where he became an Associate Professor of Physics in 1985. In 1989/90 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Duisburg. In 1990 he joined the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the University of Duisburg where he is head of the Department of Optoelectronics.

He has published about 350 papers in physical and technical journals and in books and is a reviewer for several journals. He has been a consultant to a number of industrial and government organizations. He has been Conference Chair of several conferences and served as the coordinator and member of the Management Committee of ESPRIT projects sponsored by the Commission of the European Commission. Professor Jäger is Honorary Professor of Brasov University/Romania and Consultant Professor of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China.

He is Fellow of the IEEE (USA) and member of the German Physical Society (DPG), the German Vacuum Association (DVG), the German Society of Information Technology (VDE, ITG), and the German Association for Applied Optics (DGaO). He is correspondent of the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale (URSI). Professor Jäger is Chair of the German IEEE  LEOS chapter and Chair of the IEEE Microwave Photonics Steering Committee. He is consultant of the IEE Photonics Network, member of the Photonics Competence Center and founder of the OpTech-Net, a German Network of Excellence on optical technologies.

Professor Jäger is currently engaged in nonlinear phenomena in solid-state devices where he is mainly concerned with nonlinear microwaves for MMIC applications as well as nonlinear optics, ultrafast electrooptics, and optical switching in semiconductors for optoelectronic signal processing. His research interests include ultrafast optoelectronics for microwave power generation and transmission, millimeter wave optical links for broadband communication technologies and picosecond electrooptical measuring techniques. He has also activities in the areas of optical neural technology and optoelectronics for medical applications.

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