Dawn Beddard

PhD

Assistant Professor

Telephone
+44 (0)131 451 3879
Email
d.beddard@hw.ac.uk
Address
Room 2.07
David Brewster Building
Heriot-Watt University
Selected publications
  1. Polarization switching and induced birefringence in InGaAsP multiple quantum wells at 1.5 µm. D Marshall, M Mazilu, A Miller, CC Button, J. Appl. Phys. 91 4090 April 2002
  2. Microsecond carrier lifetimes in InGaAsP quantum wells emitting at L=1.5 µm.  JM Smith, GS Buller, D Marshall, M Mazilu, A Miller, CC Button, Appl. Phys. Lett. 80 1870 March 2002
  3. Carrier transport, ultrafast spin dynamics and polarisation switching in InGaAsP multiple quantum wells.  D Marshall, A Miller, Opt. Quant. Electron. 33 (7-10) 1019-1034 Jul 2001
  4. In-well ambipolar diffusion in room-temperature InGaAsP multiple quantum wells. D Marshall ,A Miller,CC Button, IEEE J Quantum Elect 36 (9) 1013-1015 Sept 2000
Biography

Dawn joined Heriot Watt University in August 2009 as a Technologist for SUPA and has since become involved in teaching with a particular interest in the practical laboratories. 

Dawn obtained an MSci in Laser Physics and Optoelectronics from St Andrews University in 1997 and continued there to obtain a PhD in 2000 on ‘Carrier transport, ultrafast spin dynamics and polarisation switching in InGaAsP multiple quantum wells’, with publications under the maiden name of Marshall.

In 2001 Dawn worked for a Heriot Watt spin out company designing semiconductor optical amplifiers for the telecommunications industry.  In 2002 she joined BAe Systems as a Senior Laser Engineer where she was responsible for the design and development of diode pumped solid state lasers for target illumination and designation.  From 2005 to 2009 Dawn took a career break to raise a family and has now returned to academia.