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Andrew Chraplyvy

Dr Andrew R. Chraplyvy

Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, USA

Presentation:  How Fiber Nonlinearities Have Shaped Optical Communications

Abstract:  Obviously the evolution of lightwave communication systems has been driven by the ever increasing demand for bandwidth. It is probably less well appreciated that the details of this evolution have been determined by a rather esoteric natural phenomenon occurring in optical fibers, namely optical nonlinearities. The role of optical nonlinearities in shaping generations of lightwave systems will be discussed.

Biography:  Dr Andrew R. 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 with Bell Laboratories, where he currently is Optical Technologies Research Vice President. Dr Chraplyvy is a Bell Labs Fellow, Marconi Fellow, member of the National Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Optical Society of America, and Fellow of IEEE. He is the recipient of the 2013 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, the 2009 Marconi Prize, the 2003 John Tyndall Award, the 1999 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, the 1999 New Jersey Inventor of the Year Award, the 1998 Lucent Technologies Patent Award, and the Bell Laboratories President’s Gold Award on four separate occasions. He was inducted into the NJ Inventors Hall of Fame in 2010.

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