"Three Seminar Presentations by Finisar Corporation (Optical Communication Components and Subsystems Supplier)"

Chris Cole, Chris Kocot, Ilya Lyubomirsky, Finisar Corporation

October 26th (Friday), 9:30am
Harold Frank Hall, Room 4164

Finisar Corporation is a global technology leader and the world’s largest supplier of optical communications components and subsystems

About Chris Cole, Chris Kocot, Ilya Lyubomirsky:

Chris Cole is a director at Finisar Corp., Sunnyvale, Calif. He received a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, and B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Hughes Aircraft Co. (now Boeing SDC,) and then M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory, Chris contributed to multiple imaging and communication satellite programs such as Milstar. Later, he consulted on telecom ASIC design for Texas Instruments’ DSP Group and Silicon Systems Inc. (now Maxim.) At Acuson Corp. (now Siemens Ultrasound,) Chris was one of the architects of the Sequoia coherent imaging ultrasound platform, where he also managed hardware and software development groups. As a principal consultant with the Parallax Group, he carried out signal processing analysis and product definition for several imaging and communication systems. Chris is now managing the development of 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s optical transceivers at Finisar (which acquired his previous company, Big Bear Networks.) He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Chris Kocot is a senior Scientist at Finisar Corporation in Sunnyvale, California where he provides technical leadership to R&D projects in the area of high-speed module design, microwave and signal-integrity simulations, and optics design. He is also working on 28G VCSEL development projects. Chris received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering under an exchange program between Warsaw University and Stanford University. He started working at Hewltt-Packard Laboratories in Palo Alto, CA as a Member of Technical Staff on MESFETs and later on HEMTs and subsequently on high-speed photo-detectors, APDs, LEDs, and VCSELs. Later, he became a Department manager at the Agilent Fiber-Optics Division in San Jose, CA. His department developed state of the art 850 nm and 980 nm VCSELs and high-speed photo-detectors (APDs and photo-HBT). Chris then joined Novalux, Inc in Sunnyvale, CA as director of the Laser Engineering Group. He led the development of high-power red, green, and blue external-cavity lasers from their infancy to maturity with proven reliability and high power in the visible range (3W red, 8W green, and 8W blue). He has more than 20 patents related to photo-detectors, APDs, HEMTs, ICs, LEDs, and VCSELs.

Ilya Lyubomirsky is a Senior Optical Communication System Engineer at Finisar Corp. He received the Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His industry experience includes system design of optical metro networks at ONI, research and development of ultra-dense WDM systems at CIENA, and research on long haul fiber-optic communication systems based on PICs at Infinera. Ilya was also an Electrical Engineering faculty member at UCR, where he thought and conducted research in high-speed optical communication systems. He is currently contributing to the research and development of 100 Gb/s and 400 Gb/s optical transceiver technologies at Finisar.

Hosted by: Professor John Bowers, ECE Department