Tom Earles

last updated 1/19/2018

Tom Earles

Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Alfalight Inc

1832 Wright Street, Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Alfalight Inc
HQ Phone:
(608) 240-4800

General Information


B.S. - Electrical and Computer Engineering , Northeastern University

M.S. - Electrical Engineering , University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ph.D.School of Engineering

Recent News  

III-Vs Review

,Alfalight has now established the benchmark for high-power diode laser efficiency,, said Alfalight CTO Tom Earles,.. ,The past several months have yielded several breakthroughs that rapidly took us from June,s 65% efficiency in a 4watt single-emitter to over 71% in a 50watt laser bar.

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Alfalight - High Power Diode Lasers

Tom Earles - Chief Technical OfficerTom Earles - Chief Technical Officer Tom Earles has been involved with the research and development of novel semiconductor devices and processing techniques since 1992.His work has focused on the design and fabrication of optoelectronic devices and micro-electromechanical systems.In addition to device design and modeling, Mr. Earles has hands on experience in III-V materials growth using metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD), holographic patterning, x-ray lithography, silicon micro-machining, as well as conventional semiconductor processing techniques. He has worked in two semiconductor processing laboratories, and has been involved in the installation, operation and maintenance of equipment at both facilities.Mr. Earles has co-authored over 20 refereed journal articles and conference presentations on devices and device processing.Mr. Earles holds a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

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Compound Semiconductors Online - The Original Compound Semiconductor Industry Newspaper

"Achieving 65% wallplug efficiency early in the SHEDS program is significant and encouraging," said Tom Earles, CTO of Alfalight.

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