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Dr Amos Martinez

AIPT Researche fellow

Marie Curie Research Fellow

Phone number: 0121 204 5070
Email: a.martinez3@aston.ac.uk
Room number: NW102
Name of Aston Supervisor/Line manager: Prof Sergei Turitsyn


Research Areas: Fibre Lasers, Nonlinear fibre optics, Graphene and Carbon nanotube Photonics, Femtosecond Laser Micro-structuring

Personal profile: 
Amos Martinez is a Marie Curie Research fellow in the Aston Institute of Photonic technologies, his research interests include ultrafast fibre lasers, nonlinear fibre optic devices and the exploitation of the nonlinear optical properties of carbon nanotubes, graphene and other novel 2D materials.Amos completed his PhD in Aston University in 2006 where he worked on the fabrication of in-fibre photonic devices using ultrafast lasers. He then moved to The University of Tokyo in Japan where he investigated the optical properties of carbon nanotubes and graphene and exploited them in various fibre laser configurations. He moved back to the UK in January 2014 where he worked as an associate editor for Nature Communications for one and a half years before re-joining Aston University in July 2015. 


Qualifications & Education:

PhD in Photonics, Aston University, UK, 
MSc in Optoelectronics and Laser devices, University of St. Andrews, UK
Master degree in Physics, University of Bath, UK

Employment history:

Marie Curie Research fellow, Aston University, UK from July 2015
Associate Editor, Nature Communications 2014-2015
Assistant Professor, University of Tokyo, Japan 2009-2013
JSPS Research fellow, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2007-2009
Post Doctorate Aston University, UK 2006-2007


Professional Social Networking Links: Google ScholarResearcherID I-7772-2012; Scopus Author ID 8251247500

Key publications:

  1. B. Xu et al. "A net normal dispersion all-fiber laser using a hybrid mode-locking mechanism." Laser Physics Letters 11, 025101 (2014) 
  2. A. Martinez et al. "(review) Carbon Nanotube Based Nonlinear Fiber Devices for Fiber Lasers." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, 20, 903310 (2014)
  3. A. Martinez and Zhipei Sun "Nanotube and graphene saturable absorbers for fibre lasers." Nature Photonics 7, 842-845 (2013)
  4. B. Xu et al. "Carbon nanotube/polymer composite coated tapered fiber for four wave mixing based wavelength conversion," Opt. Express 21, 3651-3657 (2013)
  5. A. Martinez et al. “Multi-Gigahertz Repetition Rate Passively Modelocked Fiber Lasers using Carbon Nanotubes” Opt. Express 19, 6155-6163 (2011).
  6. A. Martinez et al. “Mechanical exfoliation of graphene for the passive mode-locking of fiber lasers” Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 121107 (2011). 
  7. A. Martinez et al. "Optical deposition of graphene and carbon nanotubes in a fiber ferrule for passive mode-locked lasing," Opt. Express 18, 23054-23061 (2010)
  8. A. Martinez et al. "Direct inscription of Bragg gratings in coated fibers by an infrared femtosecond laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 1603-1605 (2006).
  9. A. Martinez et al. “Direct writing of fiber Bragg gratings by femtosecond laser”, Electronics Lett., 40, 1170 – 1772 (2004).