James A. Piper
Piper studied at University of Otago, New Zealand, B.Sc. (Hons), 1968, and completed a Ph.D. there in 1971, in Atomic Physics. His post doctoral research was on gas lasers, with Colin Webb at Oxford.
Piper has a strong international reputation for Gas laser research in Continuous wave metal ion, cyclic pulsed metal vapour lasers and metal ion recombination lasers. He is also co-author, with Frank Duarte, of a number of seminal papers on laser oscillator physics.
Piper's research in solid-state lasers has focussed mainly on Diode-pumped solid-state lasers and related thermal engineering, mid-infrared solid state laser materials, solid state Raman lasers, and novel self-frequency-doubling laser materials.
- 1982 Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science
- 1984 Walter Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
- 1994 Fellow of the Optical Society of America
- 1997 AOS Medal, Australian Optical Society
- 2004 Carnegie Centenary Professorship, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
- 2006 Honorary Doctorate of Science, Heriot-Watt University, Scotland
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- F. J. Duarte and J. A. Piper, Dispersion theory of multiple-prism beam expanders for pulsed dye lasers, Opt. Commun. 43, 303–307 (1982).
- F. J. Duarte and J. A. Piper, Narrow linewidth high prf copper laser-pumped dye-laser oscillators, Appl. Opt. 23, 1391-1394 (1984)