Dr. rer. nat. Peter Weßels

Dr. Peter Weßels (LZH)
Head of the Solid-State Lasers Group
Laser Development Department
E-Mail: p.wessels@lzh.de
Phone: +49 511 2788-215

Studied physics at the University of Hannover (now: Leibniz Universität Hannover) and at the H.C. Ørsted Institute in Copenhagen, graduated as a physicist; 2004 doctorate degree obtained from the University of Hannover, dissertation on the topic “Intensity noise and beam quality of fiber amplifiers at 1 µm”.

Since 2000, Dr. Weßels has been working at the Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), except from 2005 to 2006 when he worked in the development group of Innolight GmbH. From 2006 to 2007, he was a scientific employee for the development of regenerative amplifiers, and in 2007 project leader for the development of laser systems for the American gravitational wave detectors LIGO. From 2007 to 2014, he was Head of the Single-Frequency Lasers Group.

Since 2015, Dr. Peter Weßels has been Head of the Solid-State Lasers Group in the Laser Development Department.

Main Research Areas
  • Solid-state lasers, fiber lasers
  • Single-frequency laser systems
  • Laser systems for use in outer space
  • Dynamics of laser systems