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Tae-Jung Ahn


Tae-Jung Ahn was born in Sangju, Republic ofKorea, on February 7, 1976.

He received his MS and PhD degree in Fiber Optic Engineering (Photonic technologies) from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, in August 2000 and August 2006, respectively. From September 2006 to early 2008 he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) – Centre Énergie Matériaux et Télécommunications in Montreal/Varennes, Quebec, Canada. During his graduate courses and Postdoctoral position, he was granted a scholarship fully supported by Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), Korean government.

Since 2008, he has been with the Department of Photonic Engineering, Chosun Univ.(S. Korea), as Assistant Professor. He has published more than 70 international papers and conference contributions, in the fields of optical frequency domain reflectometry, optical device characterization, pulse characterization, optical fiber technology, optical fiber sensors, fiber gratings, and optical communications. He has taught courses on optoelectronics and photonics, optical communications, Fourier optics, and optical metrology. His professional interests cover fiber gratings, fiber sensors, optical interferometry, and ultrafast optical signal processing. In particular, his expertise ranges from the fabrication of specialty optical fibers to ultrafast measurement system based on fiber optics.

Prof. Ahn is a member of the Optical Society of America. He received the BestResearch Award from GIST and the Gold Prize in 12th SAMSUNG HumanTech Thesis Prize (2006).