Arturo Chavez-Pirson

Adjunct Research Professor of Optical Sciences
Arturo Chavez Pirson

Meinel Rm. 501 c/o Linda Schadler
Wyant College of Optical Sciences
The University of Arizona
1630 E. University Blvd.
P.O. Box 210094
Tucson, AZ 85721-0094


  • Adjunct Research Professor: The University of Arizona, College of Optical Sciences, 2020-present
  • Chief Technology Officer: NP Photonics, Inc., 2007-present
  • Chief Technology Officer: CMLT Inc., 2020-present

Specific Research Interests: 

  • Fiber-based light sources for applications in optical sensing, laser ranging, metrology, optical telecommunications, industrial machining, biomedical imaging and related areas.
  • Specialty glass and optical fibers.
  • Single-frequency fiber lasers.
  • High-power fiber lasers and amplifiers.
  • Short-pulse fiber amplifiers.
  • Mid-infrared optical fibers.
  • Mid-infrared fiber-based supercontinuum sources.


  • Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 1989
  • M.S., The University of Arizona, 1986
  • B.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983