Talk by Dr. Scott Bickham, Corning Optical Communications
Multimode Fiber Design, Characterization, and New Applications
Bickham is a Development Fellow in Corning’s Optical Communications division. Since joining Corning in 1999, Scott has led
the development of low attenuation submarine fibers, bend-insensitive
single-mode fibers and dispersion-managed fibers. He later led the development of the world’s
first bend-insensitive multimode fiber.
More recently, he has also been investigating optical connectivity
solutions for short reach applications. Scott
has a B.S. in physics from Purdue University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
physics from Cornell University. He
holds over 80 patents and has over 50 publications relating to optical fibers
and optical transmission systems. In
2014, he received the Development Excellence Award for his sustained
contributions to product and process development at Corning.
The seminar begins with an overview of
Corning’s Research and Development activities that have sustained an innovation
pipeline that has spanned over 150 years.
Dr. Bickham will then provide an introduction to optical waveguides that
will discuss design criteria how they are fabricated. The remainder of his presentation focuses on
the design and characterization of multimode fibers and will discuss new
opportunities in data center and high-performance computing for multimode
fibers optimized for longer wavelengths laser sources, such as the 1064 nm
VCSELs being development at in the Photonics Laboratory at the Chalmers
University of Technology.
Kollektorn, lecture room,
13 August, 2018, 13:00
13 August, 2018, 14:00