Prof. Dr. Günter Huber
Guenter Huber, born 1947 in Ludwigsburg/Germany, received his Ph.D. degree in physics from the University of Stuttgart/Germany (1975). He was research staff member of the Max-Planck-Institute/Stuttgart/Germany, of the Institute of Applied Physics of Hamburg University, and became Professor of Physics at Hamburg University in 1982. In 1986/1987 he was guest Professor at Ginzton Lab., Stanford University, USA. He became Director of the newly established Institute of Laser Physics (1991), Vize Dean (2000), and Dean of the Faculty of Physics at Hamburg University (2003-2006). Since 2008 he is board member of the University Council of Hamburg University.
Guenter Huber is Fellow of the Optical Society of America, he received the Quantum Electronics and Optics Prize of the European Physical Society in 2003.
His research is focused on solid-state lasers and the growth, development, and fundamental characterisation of new laser materials on the basis of transition metal and rare earth ions. His activities include optical spectroscopy of solids, new diode pumped lasers for various applications, up-conversion lasers based on crystals and fibres, and non-linear frequency conversion of solid-state lasers. The results of these activities have been documented in more than 230 journal papers.
Mentoring of Students, Young Scientists, and Teaching
45 Ph.D. and 95 diploma theses have been completed under his supervision. About 60 postdocs from about 10 countries have worked under his direction. About 20 of the Ph.D.s have gone on to faculty positions in physics.
Course lectures held at the Hamburg University:
- Physics for engineers
- Physics for chemists and biologists
- Structure of matter
- Introduction to laser physics
- Atomic, molecular, and laser physics
- Solid-state physics
- Practical courses
Special lectures held at the Hamburg University:
- Solid-state lasers
- Group theory
- Nonlinear optics
- Various research seminars
The teaching has been awarded with several prizes of the Physics Department, Universität Hamburg within the evaluation for "Best teaching".
Service in the Scientific Community
Co-editor Applied Physics B Advisory Board of Optics Communications Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America (1999-2002) Board of the Quantum Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society Chair of the Electronics and Optics Division of the European Physical Society (2001-2003) Chair of conferences like CLEO/EUROPE-EQEC, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, LPHYS Board member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Optical Society of America (since 2006) Executive Board member of the regional optic net HansePhotonic Executive chair of the annual physics conference of the German Physical Society (DPG) Advisory Board of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, University of Jena Acquisition and technical management of research projects (DFG, BMBF, EU, Industry).