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"Optical Harmonic Mixers"

Dr. Michael Cada
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Nova Scota, Halifax, NS

IEEE LEOS Presentation in Ottawa on February 10, 1997

Abstract: Recent work on the down-conversion process in optical waveguides has detected optical rectification. The experiments were carried out at the Siemens Research Laboratories in Munich and involve the mixing of optical signals in an InP-based waveguide. Experiments at a wavelength of 1550nm showed the presence of linearly dependent optical rectification signals. The results are in good quantitative agreement with theory. Some interesting potential applications for high-speed optical data processing have been identified and will be discussed.

Speaker's Biography: Michael Cada graduated from the Czech Technical University in Prague in electrical engineering in 1976 and received the Ph.D. degree in technical sciences in 1979 from the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences in Prague. Since his g raduation, he has worked as a Research Associate with A.M. Prokchorov in Moscow, as an Assistant Professor at the Czech Technical University, as a Research Fellow at the Polytechnic University of New York, as a visiting Researcher at NRC, as a Research En gineer at MPB in Montreal, as an invited Professor at Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne, Switzerland, as an Industrial Fellow at BNR and as a guest Scientist at Siemens in Germany. Dr. Cada is currently a Professor of electrical engineering at the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Halifax and a director of the Optical Communications Laboratory.

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