Stewart W. Wilson
Principal Partner at MI
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Diode Laser , Semiconductor Laser , High Optical Power , Product Design , Product Development , Executive Leadership
Profile Summary

Stewart W. Wilson – Has experience designing semiconductor-based light emitting devices for both the professional as well as consumer products. Has expertise in optoelectonic design and manufacturing of single and multi-emitter diodes laser product and subsystems as well as pump modules, SOA’s, SLED’s, LED’s suitable for low cost manufacturing, has expertise in consumer photonics products with 23 years’ experience in the Laser Optics field with 19 plus industrial years’ experience in optoelectronic components, fiber optics and related, Has successfully introduced over 15 products to the market, Was a key team member that successfully obtained OTC FDA clearance for a home use light based device for two consumer products, Has successfully setup and implemented robust and cost-effective manufacturing for several products for six different companies, including more recently a consumer product that was released to the market in December 2010, Has co-founded one company that manufactures high power laser diodes, Has co/authored over 24 technical publications, has obtained 7 patents in optoelectronic and several pending, including in consumer products, has been a co-recipient of a prestigious R&D100 award in 1999 for a optical modulator switch (OMS). Received both BSEE and MSEE from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

2012/Feb : Promoted to VP of Semiconductor Technology
2010/Dec : Released light-based consumer product for wrinkle-removal (
2009/Oct : Elevated to I.E.E.E Senior Member Status
2009/June : FDA OTC Clearance of a light based device for Periorbital Wrinkles
2006/Dec : FDA OTC Clearane of a light based consumer device for Hair Removal
1999/Sep : R&D 100 Award, “OPTICAL MODULATOR SWITCH (OMS)”
Publications (5)

Proceedings Article | 15 February 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8235, Solid State Lasers XXI: Technology and Devices
KEYWORDS: Energy efficiency, Output couplers, Crystals, Semiconductor lasers, Diodes, Optical pumping, Laser optics, Pulsed laser operation, Fiber optic illuminators, Absorption

Proceedings Article | 9 February 2012
Proc. SPIE. 8241, High-Power Diode Laser Technology and Applications X
KEYWORDS: Thermography, Surgery, Manufacturing, Laser development, Solid state lasers, Power supplies, Optical testing, Semiconductor lasers, Diodes, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 22 February 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6134, Light-Emitting Diodes: Research, Manufacturing, and Applications X
KEYWORDS: Continuous wave operation, Light emitting diodes, Polarization, Wavelength division multiplexing, WDM-PON, Fiber optics sensors, Diodes, Measurement devices, Superluminescent diodes, Heatsinks

Proceedings Article | 20 February 2006
Proc. SPIE. 6079, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine X
KEYWORDS: Packaging, Quantum wells, Continuous wave operation, Modulation, Waveguides, Optical coherence tomography, Free space optics, Superluminescent diodes, Fiber couplers, Heatsinks

Proceedings Article | 14 July 2000
Proc. SPIE. 3944, Physics and Simulation of Optoelectronic Devices VIII
KEYWORDS: Refractive index, Quantum wells, Waveguides, High power lasers, Reliability, Laser development, Fiber lasers, Semiconductor lasers, Diodes, Heatsinks

Conference Committee Involvement (1)
Strategies in BioPhotonics
9 September 2014 |
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