Dr. Leda Lunardi, IEEE EDS Distinguished Lecturer,
Optical Networks Research, JDS Uniphase Corp.
Date: Thursday, May 30, 2002
Place: Room #320, Science and Technology Building II,
George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Abstract: The race for faster optical communication systems has relied on the fiber optics “infinite” bandwidth but putting aside the need for the essential devices that bring data to the electrical domain. This talk will review some important building blocks on optical communication systems and the state-of-the-art of heterojunction-based integrated circuit technologies that have potential applications for time division multiplexing (TDM) and wavelength division multiplexing (WDM).
Leda M. Lunardi received Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Cornell University in 1985 and joined AT&T Bell Labs, in Murray Hill, NJ where her research focused on high speed heterojunction devices, including resonant tunneling structures.
In 1990, she joined the Photonics Research Devices Department in Crawford Hill, Holmdel, where along with S. Chandrasekhar, pioneered the long wavelength optical electronic integrated photoreceivers (OEICs) for a broad range of applications. After the AT&T split, she stayed with AT&T Labs-Research, where her research was in high-speed electronics and regional optical networks.
In May 2000, she joined the newly formed Optical Networks Research group in JDS Uniphase in Freehold, New Jersey, where her current research areas are in optical communications, dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) and high-speed electronics for time division multiplexing. She has published over 70 refereed papers and conference talks and holds four patents with one pending.
Dr. Lunardi is the co-recipient of the 2000 IEEE/LEOS Engineering Achievement Award for the design and development of high performance of long wavelength OEICs. She has served on a variety of IEEE technical committee conferences. Most recently, she is the 2001 IEDM Technical Program vice-chair and the 2002 IEEE/Cornell Conference on High Performance Devices Conference Chair. She is an IEEE/EDS elected AdCom member and distinguished lecturer.