Jeffrey Nicholson

Sr. Engineering Manager

Dr. Jeffrey W. Nicholson is Senior Engineering Manager at OFS in Somerset, NJ. He was born in Louisville, KY in 1969. He received a B.S. in Physics from the University of Houston, in Houston, TX in 1991 and a PhD in Optical Sciences from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM in 1997.

After graduation, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, NM on femtosecond pulse propagation and characterization. He then moved to Directed Energy Solutions in Albuquerque, NM, and worked in the area of high power, mid-infrared gas lasers. In 2001, he moved to Lucent Technologies’ Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ in the optical fiber research group. Bell Labs was subsequently sold to Furukawa Electric and became OFS Laboratories in Somerset, NJ. His current research interests include high power fiber lasers and amplifiers, Raman fiber lasers, higher-order mode fibers, hollow-core fibers, and nonlinear propagation effects in fibers.