Tom Haslett, Ph.D. | Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Tom Haslett has been overseeing the entirety of Avo’s technical operation since 2006. His technical background is rooted in his more than 30 years of experience crossing optical technologies and applications, covering a wide range of device- and instrument-level optical and mechanical design and an array of spectroscopic and optical sensing techniques. Prior to joining Avo Photonics, Dr. Haslett served as Chief Technology Officer of Photonami, a technology company focused on the design and manufacturing of advanced photonic solutions. At Photonami, he primarily developed novel semiconductor laser technology and lead teams from chip design through to packaged laser subassemblies. He was also strongly involved in research and development efforts on optical amplifiers and other active optical components. Dr. Haslett has also served as director of the Photonics Research Facility at Photonics Research Ontario, where he worked on fiber Bragg grating design and fabrication, holography and sensor applications. Throughout his career, Dr. Haslett has played a strong role in customer interaction, technical project management and systems engineering. Dr. Haslett holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Queen’s University at Kingston (Ontario) and a Ph.D. in chemical physics from the University of Toronto.