Professor James Roy Taylor FREng FRS
Professor of Ultrafast Physics and Technology, Imperial College London
Professor James Roy Taylor is widely acknowledged for the development of diverse laser systems which have been commercially exploited, underpinning a vast array of technological applications. He has contributed to advances in ultrafast laser technology, compact diode- and fibre-laser-pumped vibronic lasers and their applications. He is particularly noted for his seminal studies of ultrafast nonlinear fibre optics with numerous deployed applications, including solitons, in-fibre amplification, the role of noise and self-effects, such as Raman gain. He contributed extensively to the development of the compact high-power supercontinuum or “white light” source, which has been a remarkable scientific and commercial success.