"ECE Distinguished Lecture: Optical Communications Systems: What Drove Their Evolutionary Path?"

Andy Chraplyvy, Bell Labs

February 18th (Wednesday), 10:00am
Engineering Science Building, Room 2001

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The evolution of lightwave communications systems from Megabits to Terabits was not a haphazard journey. In fact, it can be argued that there was only one available evolutionary path, driven by a once esoteric optical phenomenon found in silica fibers. Anecdotal evidence of this perhaps controversial assertion will be presented.

About Andy Chraplyvy:

Andrew Chraplyvy received the B.S. degree in physics from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University. Since 1980, he has been at Bell Laboratories studying optical nonlinearities and lightwave communications systems. He is currently Optical Technologies Research VP. He is a Bell Labs Fellow, Marconi Fellow, Fellow of the Optical Society of America and IEEE, and member of the National Academy of Engineering.

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