"Photonic Circuits for Wavelength-, Phase-, Polarization-, and Space-Division Multiplexing"

Christopher R. Doerr, Bell Laboratories, Alcatel-Lucent

March 4th (Friday), 4:00pm
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Rm 2001

Fiber-optic networks are exploiting every conceivable dimension, including wavelength, phase, polarization, and space, to push capacity and/or reduce cost. Optical integration is becoming absolutely necessary for handling the complexity of all these dimensions. We will discuss telecommunication photonic integrated circuits in Group III-V materials, first-generation Group IV materials (SiO2), and second-generation Group IV materials (Si, Si3N4, Ge).

About Christopher R. Doerr:

Christopher R. Doerr earned a B.S. in aeronautical engineering and a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He attended MIT on an Air Force scholarship and earned pilot wings while on Air Force active duty in 1991. Since coming to Bell Labs in 1995, Doerr's research has focused on integrated devices for optical communication. He was promoted to Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in 2000, received the OSA Engineering Excellence Award in 2002, and became an IEEE Fellow in 2006 and an OSA Fellow in 2009. Doerr was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters from 2007-2009. He was awarded the William Streifer Scientific Achievement Award in 2009. He was promoted to Technical Manager in 2010. He is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Lightwave Technology. He is married to Neriko Musha and has two children.

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