Jake Bromage received a Physics BSc from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland in 1991 where he focused on optics and lasers. He received a PhD in Optics from the Institute of Optics, University of Rochester in 1999 for his work on “Creating Rydberg Electron Wave Packets Using Terahertz Pulses” under the supervision of Profs. Stroud and Walmsley. After graduating, he joined Bell Laboratories as a Member of Technical Staff, working on Raman fiber amplifiers for long-haul transmission and he continued research in this field after the group was transferred to Optical Fiber Solutions. In 2004, he returned to the University of Rochester as a Scientist at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), to join the team building the petawatt-class OMEGA EP laser. He was promoted to Senior Scientist in 2008 and Group Leader for the Laser Technology Development group in 2014. In 2015, he received a secondary position as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Optics.
Prof. Bromage leads the Laser Technology Development group at LLE. The group’s interests cover a diverse range of laser technologies and systems that, among other areas, develop new technologies for the OMEGA facility at LLE and advance the state of the art for ultra-intense lasers.