Stephen R. Forrest (Panel Chair)

Affiliation: Princeton University

Address: Engineering Quad, J301 POEM, Princeton University, Princeton NJ 08544

Dr. Forrest received his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1979 and joined Bell Laboratories (Murray Hill), where he did both fundamental and applied R&D of photodetectors for use in long wavelength optical communications systems. In 1982, he became supervisor of the Integrated Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits Group at Bell Labs. In 1985 he joined the faculty of the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Southern California, where he continued research on optoelectronic integrated circuits and also on crystalline organic semiconductors. He served as Director of the National Center for Integrated Photonic Technology, a consortium of five universities. He joined Princeton University as the James S. McDonnell University Professor of Electrical Engineering and Princeton Materials Institute, and as Director of Princeton's Advanced Technology Center for Photonics and Optoelectronic Materials. He has served as Associate Editor to the Journal of Quantum Electronics, and is on the OSA Technical Council and the LEOS Board of Governors. He is a member of the SPS, MRS, and the OSA, and is a Fellow of the IEEE.

Larry A. Coldren

Affiliation: University of California at Santa Barbara

Address: Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept., University of California, Santa Barbara CA 93106

Professor Coldren received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University in 1972. After 13 years of research at Bell Laboratories, he was appointed Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) in 1984. In 1986, he assumed a joint appointment with Materials and ECE. At UCSB his efforts have included work on novel guided-wave and vertical-cavity modulators and lasers as well as the underlying materials growth and dry-etching technology. His group has made many seminal contributions in these areas, including recent contributions in ultrawide-tuning range lasers with good spurious mode suppression, vertical-cavity with high-efficiency and temperature insensitivity, and UHV in-situ etching and regrowth. He has authored or coauthored over 25 papers and has been issued 25 patents. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and OSA and a past vice-president of IEEE-LEOS. He is currently Director of the multicampus AROPA-supported Optoelectronics Technology Center, Associate Director of the NSA-supported Science and Technology Center, and an Associate Director of QUEST, the NSF-supported Science and Technology Center.

Sadik C. Esener

Affiliation: University of California, San Diego

Address: ECE Dept., 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093-0407

Dr. Esener received his PhD in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from the University of California (UC) at San Diego in 1987. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at UC, San Diego, and is the head of the Optoelectronic Computing Group. He is engaged in research on high-space interconnects and optoelectronic computing architecture. He received a certificate of recognition from NASA in March 1987 for his work on optically addressed RAM. Dr. Esener has written two book chapters, has published more than 40 research articles in refereed journals, has presented numerous papers at scientific conferences, and holds four patents. He is a member of IEEE, OSA, and SPIE; is the President of Call/Recall Corporation; and is a cofounder of Parallel Solutions Corporation.

Donald B. Keck

Affiliation: Corning, Inc.

Address: Research & Development Engineering Division, Sullivan Park, SP/FR/2/9 Corning, Inc., Corning, NY 14831

Dr. Keck, Director of Optoelectronics Research at Corning, Incorporated, is a physicist by formal education. His areas of expertise include molecular spectroscopy, gradient and aspheric optics, guided-wave optics, fiber sensors and optical fiber waveguides, as well as research management. He has authored more than 85 papers and portions of 5 books, and holds 25 patents in the area of optical fibers and fiber components. He was a member of the Corning team that invented the low-loss optical fiber. Dr. Keck is the recipient of many honors and awards, and is a member of both the National Academy of Engineering and the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is currently Editor of the IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, a member of the Board of Directors of the Optical Society of America, and a member of the steering committee for OIDA.

Frederick J. Leonberger

Affiliation: Uniphase Telecommunications Products, Inc. (UTP)

Address: 1289 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002

Dr. Leonberger received his PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). From 1975-84 he was with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, first as a staff member and later as an associate group leader. In 1984 he joined United Technologies Research Center as Manager of Photonics and Applied Physics. He is currently Vice President and Chief Technical Officer of Uniphase Telecommunications Products (formerly United Technologies Photonics), which manufactures a variety of integrated optic-based components and associated subsystems. He served previously as General Manager of United Technologies Photonics, Inc., which was acquired by Uniphase Corporation in May 1995. His activities have centered on development and applications of a variety of LiNbO3 and III-V semiconductor guided-wave and optoelectronic devices. He has served as President of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Quantum Electronics and of Optics Letters, and as Chairman of the IEEE/OSA Conferences on Integrated Optics, Optical Fiber Sensors, and Picosecond Optoelectronics. He is a Fellow of IEEE and OSA, and has received the IEEE Quantum Electronics Award and the UTC George Meade Medal.

Gary R. Saxonhouse

Affiliation: University of Michigan

Address: University of Michigan, Department of Economics, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220

Dr. Saxonhouse is Professor of Economics at the University of Michigan and Director of its Committee on Comparative and Historical Research on Market Economies (CCHROME). He has also taught at Harvard, Yale, and Brown. While at Brown, he was Henry Luce Professor of Comparative Development. His numerous articles in professional journals and conference volumes have included studies on the structure and operation of the Japanese economy, on U.S.-Japanese economic relations, on technology transfer, on econometrics, and on English, Japanese, and Indian economic history. Dr. Saxonhouse is currently a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (Stanford, CA). The Association for Asian Studies, Northeast Asia Council, named him its Distinguished Lecturer for the academic year 1979-80.

Paul W. Shumate, Jr.

Affiliation: Bellcore

Address: MRE 2Q-186, 445 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07962-1910

Paul W. Shumate is Executive Director of Broadband Local Access and Premises Networks at Bellcore. Having had engineering and management responsibilities in lightwave system design since 1975, he is currently responsible for key aspects of fiber-in-the-loop and hybrid fiber/coax systems, including architectures, powering, evolution, cost analyses, and media installation. Since 1980, at Bell Labs and then at Bellcore, he has been a leading proponent of advanced fiber technologies for delivering new residential broadband services. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the Optical Society of America. In addition to lecturing extensively, he has written chapters for three books and over eighty papers. Currently Vice President of Publications for the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, he was Editor of IEEE Photonics Technology Letters (1989-1994), Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics (1972-1978), and a founder of the Journal of Lightwave Technology. In 1993, he received the Telephony Vision award and the IEEE Edwin H. Armstrong award, both for fiber-in-the-loop activities.

Published: February 1996; WTEC Hyper-Librarian