Anders Larsson is Professor of Optoelectronics at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience where he is also the Head of the Photonics Laboratory and the leader of the Optoelectronics group.Professor Larsson has more than 30 years of experience from research and development of optoelectronic devices and materials, including semiconductor lasers in particular. Recent efforts have been largely devoted to GaAs-based vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) for optical interconnects, access networks, and radio-over-fiber systems. Record performance has been achieved in terms of single mode power, polarization stability, tunability, modulation speed, digital transmission capacity, and RF transmission performance. He has a large network of academic and industrial collaborators and has participated in six European FP6 and FP7 projects dealing with VCSELs and related technologies.In 2012 Professor Larsson received the HP Labs Innovation Research Award. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology (2011-2014) and a recently elected member of IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governers (2014-2016). In 2008 he was the General Chair of the IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference.