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How Ion Beam Deposition Enables High Power Lasers


Dr David Pearson and Joao Ferreira discuss the deposition of laser bar coatings and give a brief introduction of laser technologies and in particular laser diodes and their applications.

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Meet the Presenters

Dave Pearson

Dr Dave Pearson
Senior Ion Beam Technologist

Dr Pearson has a BSc and PhD obtained from the University of Sheffield, as well as an MBA gained from Canterbury Business School, the University of Kent in 1994. His breadth of knowledge spans across Ion Beam technologies, systems and applications, PVD, Ion Beam Deposition and Etch. He is involved in technology and process R&D for Ion Beam etch and deposition systems and his specialist areas are Ion Beam processing (etch and deposition), PVD sputtering and RF plasma sources.


Joao Ferreira

João Ferreira
Ion Beam Product Manager

João graduated in Physics from Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon and completed an MBA in general Management later at the University of Brighton, UK. He has been working in semiconductor equipment manufacturing for over 20 years. He joined Plasma Technology in 2009 as a Project Manager to manage new products’ developments. He currently leads the Ion beam product team with responsibility for the Ion beam product strategy.

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