Dr. Bruno Acklin

Dr. Bruno Acklin


Bruno Acklin is passionate about optics, semiconductors and lasers. Leading engineering and business efforts in this industry for 25 years he created a variety of innovations and products for the optics industry.

Currently he works with early stage startups as a consultant, advisor or angel investor. At Coherent till 2016, he led the engineering efforts on diode and fiber lasers components and systems. He raised funding and led a turn-around as CEO of Lumics, GmbH in Berlin. For Oxxius, SA in France he built up worldwide marketing and a US subsidiary. At JDSU (now Lumentum) in San Jose till 2006 he drove the development of all optoelectronic components, introducing over ten lasers, detectors, and modulator products into manufacturing, and as VP and GM for EDFA and Raman amps he won many tier 1 designs in the telecom industry. Responsible for Osram’s diode laser business until 2001, he established Osram as a leader in pulsed laser and diode bar products.

He earned his diploma in physics from ETH in Zürich, a Dr. Sc. Nat. in applied physics from IMT in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, and researched optical interconnects as a post-doc at Bell Labs in Holmdel, USA and Siemens corporate research in Munich, Germany.

Bruno co-founded 5 companies, published over 30 reviewed papers and holds more than 15 patents.