Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau

Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Prof. Dr. Detlev Ristau
Address
Hollerithallee 8
30419 Hannover
Roles
  • Vice-Dean of Studies - Curriculum and Teaching Committee, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • Vice-Dean of Studies - Dean of Studies Office, Mathematics and Physics
  • Vice-Dean of Studies - Faculty Council, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
  • Executive Board - Institute of Quantum Optics
  • Professors - Institute of Quantum Optics

MAIN RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Optical Thin Film Technology
  • Precision Metrology: Optics Characterisation
  • Properties of Optical Materials
  • Ion Deposition Processes
  • Laser Damage in Optical Materials
  • Optical Fibers

CURRICULUM VITAE

  • Academic appointments

    2018
    Member of the Scientific Directorate at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

    2016
    Leader research group "Laser Active Fibers" at the Hanover Institute of Technology

    2010
    Professor for Applied Physics at the Leibniz University, Hannover

    1992 -2018
    Director of the Department of Thin Film Technology at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

    1988
    Leader of the research group "Optical Thin Films" of the Institute for Quantum Optics, University of Hannover

    1984
    Research assistant in the group "Optical Thin Films" of the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Hannover, PH.D. under direction of Prof. Herbert Welling

    1983
    Scholarship at the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Rice University, Houston, construction of a tuneable colour centre laser

    1982
    Research assistant in the group "Optical Thin Films" of the Institute of Applied Physics at the University of Hannover 

  • Education

    2008
    State doctorate for Applied Physics, topic of the thesis: "Optical high power coating for photonics", Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the Leibniz University, Hannover

    1988
    PH.D. degree from the Universtiy of Hannover, topic of the thesis: "Damage thresholds of dielectric coating systems for high power Nd:lasers"

    1981
    Diploma in physics, topic of the thesis: "Sensitive measurement of the back scattering coefficient of laser gyro mirrors", University of Hannover

  • Other professional activities

    Standardisation International
    ISO TC 172/SC 9/WG 6 "Optical Components and their Test Methods", project leader, convenor 1998-2015
    ISO TC 172/SC 9/WG 1 "Terminology and Test Methods for Electro-optical Systems", project leader, convenor since 2015
    ISO TC 172/SC 9, "Optics and Optical Instruments, Electrooptical Systems", member
    CEN TC 123 "Lasers and Laser related Equipment", member

    Standardisation National
    DIN NA 027-18-02 AK "Optische Komponenten und Werkstoffe, project leader, convenor 2005-2015
    DIN NA 027-01-03 AA "Dünne Schichten für die Optik", project leader
    DIN NA 027-01-18 AA "Laser", project leader, convenor since 2015

    Conferences
    Co-Chair of SPIE Laser Damage Symposium, Boulder, USA since 2005
    Chair of SPIE "Advances in Optical Thin Films" 2011, 2015, 2018, DPG Symposia, Chair of OCTEC 2001
    Program chair (2013) and general chair (2016), member of the Addvisory Board of the Conference on Optical Interference Coatings
    Author/co-author of >350 papers and book articles

    Editing
    Associate Editor "Optics Express", 2010-2012
    Feature Editor Applied Optics Vol.50, No.9, 2011
    Feature Editor Applied Optics Vol.53, No.4, 2014
    Feature Editor Applied Optics Vol. 57, No.4, 2017

  • Professional societies

    Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (DPG)

    Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte Optik (DGaO)

    European Optical Society (EOS)

    Optical Society of America (OSA)

    Fellow in der International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) 

  • Selected publications

    10 of more than 350

    D. Ristau, Laser Damage in Optical Materials, Book, CRC Press, ISBN 9781439872161, 2014

    D. Ristau, Defects in optical coatings, Frontiers of Optical Coatings, Shanghai, China, 20. - 24. October 2014, invited

    D. Ristau and H. Ehlers, Advanced control and modeling of deposition processes', Chinese Optics Letters 11(s1), S10203, 2013, invited

    D. Ristau and H. Ehlers, Thin Film Optical Coatings, Book-chapter: Springer Handbook of Laser and Optics, 2nd edition, F. Träger, ed., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Chapter 6, 401-421 (2012).

    D. Ristau, Optical Thin Films with High Laser Stability, Proceedings of the 54th Annual Technical Conference Proceedings of the Society of Vacuum Coaters, Chicago, Il, ISSN 0737-5921, pp. 276-282, 2011, invited

    D. Ristau, Ion Beam Sputtering - State of the Art and Industrial Application, Proceedings, 8th International Conference on Coatings on Glass and Plastics, 203-208, plenary contribution, 2010

    D. Ristau, M. Jupé, K. Starke, Laser damage thresholds of optical coatings, Thin Solid Films 518, 1607-1613, invited, 2009

    D. Ristau, M. Lappschies, S. Schlichting, H. Ehlers, State of the art in deterministic production, Proc. of SPIE (edited by A. Macleod, M. Lequime, N. Kaiser) 7101, 71010C, invited, 2008

    D. Ristau, H. Ehlers, T. Gross and M. Lappschies, Optical broadband monitoring of conventional and ion processes, Applied Optics 45, 1495-1501, invited, 2006

    D. Ristau and J. Ebert, Development of a thermographic laser calorimeter. Appl. Opt., 25 (24): pp. 4571-4578, 1986

LECTURE

  • Nonlinear Optics
  • Optical Layers
  • Fibertechnology
  • Physics for Engineers
  • Seminar: Practice and Theory of Optical Layers
  • Laboratory Course: Optical Thin Film Technology for Engineers