Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg

Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg

Associate Professor

Frederiksborgvej 399, Building 108, Room S08

4000 Roskilde


Phone: 46774579

The core competence of Peter Tidemand-Lichtenberg's research is in the development of novel light sources and detection systems targeted for specific applications. The light sources and detector systems are based on non-linear frequency mixing using efficient solid-state or semiconductor based laser systems. 

 Specifically a generic approach is sought for the development of coherent light sources in the UV and visible spectrum. The light sources are designed and tailored for specific applications, e.g. in terms of wavelength, tuneablilty, pulse duration, and pulse energy. Applications are within bio-medicine: e.g. as excitation light source for fluorescence spectroscopy and within dermatology. 

The spectral coverage from the visible has recently been extended to cover the mid-IR spectral range, allowing for development of efficient light sources as well as detection systems in the 2 – 12 um range based on frequency mixing. Applications for these systems are gas sensing: e.g. in monitoring combustion systems or environment control. Lately systems for hyper spectral imaging in the mid-IR spectral range have been the main focus.

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1988 - 1993 M.Sc. - Department of Physics, Technical Univeristy of Denmark
1993 - 1996 Ph.D. - Department of Physics, Technical University of Denmark

Academic grades


Professional experience

1997 - 2000 Research and Development - Nordic Laser Systems A/S
2000 - 2002 Research and Development - Torsana Laser Technologies A/S
2002 - Associate Professor (DTU Physics) - Technical University of Denmark, Department of Physics


English, German


Optical Parametric Processes

Second harmonic generation

Sum- and difference frequency mixing

Solid-state lasers

Bio-medical optics

Coherent light sources

Pulsed lasers

Other information

Research projects:

Heads or participate in the following projects:

2002 – 2005     “Non Invasive Two-Photon Processes in Tissue”

                         Funded by the Technical University of Denmark

2003 – 2006     “Tuneable light sources in the visible and UV spectral region”

                         Funded by the Danish Technical Research Council (STVF) and the

                         Center for Biomedical optics and New Laser Systems (BIOP)

2005 – 2008     “Investigation of non-classical light and its application in ultra-sensitive measurements”

                         Australian National University (ANU), Center for Biomedical optics and New

                         Laser Systems (BIOP) and the Technical University of Denmark

2006 – 2009     “General approach to high power, coherent visible and ultraviolet light sources”

                         Funded by the Danish Technical Research Council (FTP) and the

                         Technical University of Denmark

Management experience:

2007 –                  Member of director board – QNLO graduate school

2005 –                  Member of director board – DOPS

2003 –                  Member of director board – BIOP graduate school

Organizer or co-organizer of scientific meetings and summer schools:

Oct. 2002      Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, (graduate summer school) DTU.

Oct. 2003      Biomedical optics, (symposium) DTU.

Sep. 2004     Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, (graduate summer school) DTU.

Nov. 2004    Biomedical optics, (symposium), DTU.

Aug. 2006    Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, (graduate summer school) DTU.

Aug. 2008    Quantum and Nonlinear Optics, (graduate summer school) Hven.


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  • Optics Express

    ISSNs: 1094-4087, 10944087

    Optical Society of America, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database


  • Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging

    ISSNs: 1605-7422, 0277-786X, 0277-786X, 0361-0748, 0277-786X

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1042-4687

    S P I E - International Society for Optical Engineering, United States

    ISI indexed (2013): no, FI (2013): 1

    Central database


  • Optics Communications

    ISSNs: 0030-4018, 00304018

    ISSNs (Electronic): 1873-0310

    Elsevier BV North-Holland, Netherlands

    ISI indexed (2013): yes, FI (2013): 2

    Central database


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