Bio: Robert Dahlgren is president of Silicon Valley Photonics Ltd., a consultancy in advanced optical technology. He has been working in optical technology for more than 20 years, and was previously employed at Honeywell, Control Data, Sperry Aerospace, the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Transcendata, and Fujikura Technology.
He has worked on diverse area of optical R&D and engineering, such as microlithography, metrology, passive fiber devices, sensors, avionics, communication transceivers, physics, nuclear testing, and data communications. He is the author of more than ten petents and numerous technical publications, and is a recipient of the IEEE "3rd Millenium" award.
He is active in several optical professional societies, and is the chairman-emeritus of the award-winning Santa Clara Valley chapter of the IEEE Lasers & Electro-Optics Society. He received his MS degree from MIT in aeronautics/astronautics in 1993, his second MS degree from San Jose State University in physics in 2001, and his BSEE from the University of Minnesota in 1983.