|Assoc Prof (Adj) Lai Kin Seng |
Adjunct Associate Professor
Division of Microelectronics
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
College of Engineering
Phone: (+65)6592 3071
- PhD Yale University 1997
- MPhil Yale University 1993
- BSc(Hons) University of London, Imperial Coll. 1989
|Dr Lai Kin Seng obtained his first degree in Physics from the Imperial College of Science and Technology (UK) where he graduated with a 1st class honours in 1989 and was also awarded the Pilkington P.E. Prize in Optics. He then went on to do his postgraduate studies at Yale University (USA) in the field of experimental atomic physics and obtained his Ph.D. in 1997.
On returning to Singapore, he joined the DSO National Laboratories in 1998 and started working on non-linear optics and solid-state lasers in the Applied Physics Laboratory. He has worked extensively on research in wavelength conversion via optical parametric oscillators to cover the middle to far infrared region as well as development of high power diode-pumped solid-state lasers for the past nine years. Such high power infrared lasers have vast applications in the fields of remote sensing, material processing and medicine. Currently, Dr Lai is head of the Applied Physics Laboratory in DSO and a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University.
From his 16 years of research experience, Dr Lai has developed a strong passion for physics, optics, and development of lasers for various applications. He holds 3 patents and has co-authored more than 20 publications and conference presentations. He is now also actively developing laser systems for various applications.
|-Design and development of high power diode pumped solid state and fiber lasers.
-Non-linear optics and optical parametric oscillators for wavelength conversion.
-Remote sensing technologies and applications using different techniques, such as differential absorption LIDAR (DIAL).
-Coherent and incoherent laser beam combining techniques.
-Adaptive optics for correction of phase aberrations.
-Laser beam propagation in atmospheric turbulence.
-Ultrafast femtosecond lasers and applications (filamentation effects and white light generation).