* Lasers


 *   <6fs, > 450nm, >6nJ @80MHz (>500mw)

*   The systems are relatively inexpensive and start at ~ 40kE for an Oscillator and ~ 60kE for a system including Oscillator and pump laser.

*   Venteon also offers a fast pulse measurement and characterization tool starting at ~20kE.


* 35W CW CO2 laser and 70W peak (at 15W average) are now available

*  Small LD module 3.3mm dia x 7mm long, 630-660nm, 0.9-3mW

*   VECSL's at 1064nm are now available at high power (like 60W QCW from 1.44x1.94mm).



*  12W 532nm Laser CW, noise < 0.15% RMS. 5 Year warranty for scientific customers. Excellent for pumping Ti:Sapphire.

*  30mw-50mW 532nm Monoblock "Tau" laser for high volume OEM

*  4W CW 532nm laser Opus 4, ruggedized. MIL-Spec


* Optics

* Glass Aspheric lenses till 80mm dia can be manufactured with replica technology. Made in Holland.


* Aspheric Diamond turned in China UV-VIS-NIR-IR, in Plastic- Glass-Metal

1 meter diameter asphere

Germanium aspherical lens

Ophthalmoscope aspherical lens

Precision Diamond Lathe Products

Fisheye lens

Off-axis with angle Cylinder Lenses


* LED Light Sources

LED Based Fiber light source, with 1.7 times more light than 150W QTH,

        and 20,000 hours lifetime of the LED's, 2 year warranty.

* Spectra



We have three FTIR libraries of spectra with a polymer focus for sale

1.      Excellent quality ATR spectra, the chemical name index is very detailed and information rich with CAS numbers, Mn, Mw, Tg and meaningful chemical names.

2.       The FDM FTIR Polymers and Polymer Additives (p/n 10001) is a transmission library with a wide variety of additives including plasticizers, catalysts, antioxidants, UV absorbers, stabilizers and other compounds.

3.      The FDM ATR Retail Adhesives (p/n 20026) is based on adhesives available on the retail mark




Lior Biderman joins IL Photonics as Sales Engineer


IL Photonics will exhibit at the Hi-Tech exhibition

on March 15th and 16th in the Exhibition grounds in Tel Aviv


A CV of an engineer is shown at the end of the newsletter. He is looking for a senior opto-electronic analog and/or digital system engineering or managerial position in Israel. (You can also request to add your CV to the end of our next newsletter by writing to moshe@ILPhotonics.com and write in the subjection addCV and attaching your CV).








Passive components from Gigalight.com are now exclusively distributed in Israel by IL Photonics.








CWDM Mux/Demux OADM up till 16 channels


PLC-Splitters up till 2x64

Fiber Array

PM splitters/couplers/Isolators/ Circulators/WDM/Filter

MEMS VOA + Switch



Specialized in fiber optical active & passive communication products since 2004, Gigalight Technology has been in pursuit of becoming a world leading player in fiber optical industry. Gigalight’s competitive capability bases on our hundreds of distribution partners who professionally provide on-time services for telecom operators, network & data communication manufacturers, FTTX & video security transmission systems integrators, etc.; To service these partners well, Gigalight team always do their best to make innovation on cost, technique & management.


l          Patented high-speed fiber optical transceivers modules ranging from155M to10G.

l          PLC(Planar Light-wave Circuit)-based Splitters components & modules, LGX Cassette, 19” 1U/2U Rack-mount.

l          Free-Space technique-based micro optical products ( CWDM Mux/Demux, PM Products & High Power Components)

l          MEMS-based VOA(Variable Optical Attenuator) .


Located in Shekou Hi-Tech Industrial Park, Shenzhen, Gigalight has already occupied 5,000M2 first-class workshop, which is a clean room environment with filtered air handling equipments and electrostatic flooring. With advanced assembly lines, automatic measuring equipments and high-speed encapsulation systems, all products’ design & manufacture strictly comply with the industry standards and meet ROHS requirements with high performance, conformity, reliability & compatibility.



To speed up our development, Gigalight performs the option on shares to absorb technical elites & excellent talents who master the core technology of 40G/100Goptical module, WDM-PON system and planar photonics integration, etc. With our talented staffs, good business concept & rich experience, we do believe that we can create a unique Gigalight; And, we’re all highly honored to be a member of Gigalight team!




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Photonics with Know HowTM



Contact: donbecker0@aol.com


OBJECTIVE:    To obtain a senior opto-electronic analog and/or digital system engineering or managerial position.

TECHNICAL WORK SKILLS:       Digital and Analog system design and implementation for    2.5, 10, and 40 Gb/s systems, with an emphasis on coherent system architectures. Transceiver design, implementation, and measurement in narrowband analog RF links, with an emphasis on photo receivers, modulators, LNA’s and antennas. Optical beam reshaping techniques to improve photodiode RF linearity.




Discovery Semiconductors, Inc.  Ewing, New Jersey


03/06-Present       Coherent Systems Manager/ Senior Optical Systems Engineer


U.S. Patent #20080038001 “Feedback-controlled Coherent Optical Receiver with Electrical Compensation/Equalization” was awarded in 2008.


Submitted proposals and implemented and supervised government-sponsored research and development projects for 10 Gb/s fiber-optic homodyne receiver with APD front-end, as well as for a 50 dBm OIP3 highly-linear photodiode. Worked on miniaturized Gaussian-to-tophat optical beam reshaper for photodiode modules.


Supervised a three-engineer group for these projects.


03/03-03/06            Senior Optical Systems Engineer


Submitted proposals and implemented and supervised government-sponsored research and development projects for 28 GHz monolithic transmitter modules, W-band RF monolithic photonic links, 2 to 18 GHz and 23 GHz Electroabsorption Modulator,10 Gb/s fiber-optic heterodyne receiver .


Successfully managed and implemented the completion of a 10 Gb/s balanced coherent optical photoreceiver. This system achieved sensitivity of – 31 dBm in an unpreamplified 1550 nm system. 


Supervised a five person production staff responsible for fabricating Discovery’s commercial products, averaging over $100,000 per month in commercial sales.



06/99-03/03            Optical Systems Engineer


   Theoretical and experimental evaluation of 10 Gb/sec, 40 Gb/sec and 100 Gb/sec high-speed photodetectors and photoreceivers, for use in wideband digital systems and in narrowband wireless systems.  Highly experienced in computer simulations, optimization, and measurement of RF response, group delay, electrical back reflection, eye diagrams, distortion, and sensitivity.

Supervised Belcore qualification on Discovery’s 10 Gb/s and 40 Gb/s photodiodes and photoreceivers.              


08/97-06/99            Center for Research in Education in Optics and Lasers (CREOL)

                                    Research Assistant- Solid State Laser Systems

                           Completed Master’s thesis on “Generation of Q-Valued, Single Frequency Pulsed Output from a Nd: YAG Laser”


06/92-07/97            Sun Grain Health Products, Inc.  Evanston, Illinois


                                    Responsible for all business operations including management, personnel, budget and strategic planning.


01/90-06/92            Amerada-Hess Corporation Houston, Texas

                                    Senior Professional Geophysicist- Oil and gas exploration


06/84-12/89            Elf Aquitaine Petroleum Houston, Texas

                                    Staff Geophysicist, Geophysical District Supervisor- Oil and gas exploration, supervision


12/80-06/84            Sohio Petroleum Company Houston, Texas

                                    Interpretation Geophysicist- Oil and gas exploration


08/77-12/80            Gulf Oil Corporation Houston, Texas

                                    Processing Geophysicist- Oil and gas exploration



   Optical Coherent Receiver with a Switchable Electrical Dispersion Compensator for 10Gb/s DPSK Transmission up to 300 km of SSMF in Metro Optical Networks

   Bhandare, S.;Joshi, A.; Becker,D.;

   Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE

   Volume 18, Issue1, January 2010 Page(s):47-58


   Synchronous Homodyne Detection of 42.8 Gb/s NRZ-ASK using Standard DFB Lasers

   Becker, D.;Datta, S.; Mohr, D.

   OFC 2009, Page(s) 1-3


   High-Speed Low-Noise p-i-n InGaAs Photoreceiver at 2 Micron Wavelength
Joshi, A.; Becker, D.;
Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE
Volume 20,  Issue 8,  April15, 2008 Page(s):551 - 553
Summary: A p-i-n InGaAs photoreceiver with a 3-dB bandwidth of 6 GHz at 2-mum wavelength is presented. The photodiode, having a responsivity of 1.34 A/W and a dark current of 400 nA, is coupled to a transimpedance amplifier to provide a conversion gain of 670.....


Repeaterless 10.7-Gb/s DPSK Transmission Over 304 km of SSMF Using a Coherent Receiver and Electronic Dispersion Compensation
Wree, C.; Bhandare, S.; Becker, D.; Mohr, D.; Joshi, A.;
Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE
Volume 20,  Issue 6,  March15, 2008 Page(s):407 - 409

Summary: Record repeaterless transmission of differential phase-shift keying (DPSK) at 10.7 Gb/s over 304 km of standard single-mode fiber (SSMF) is demonstrated using a coherent optical receiver and electronic dispersion compensation. This is the longest rep.....

Summary: Heterodyne detection of 10-Gb/s nonreturn-to-zero (NRZ) on-off keying and NRZ differential phase-shift keying is demonstrated. The noise performance of the heterodyne receiver with and without the use of an optical preamplifier is experimentally inve.....

GRIN Lens-Coupled Top-Illuminated Photodetectors for High-Power Applications
Joshi, A.; Becker, D.;
Microwave Photonics, 2007 IEEE International Topical Meeting on
3-5 Oct. 2007 Page(s):18 - 20
Summary: We report a GRIN Iens-coupled top-illuminated InGaAs photodectector with a 1dB compression current >50mA and an amplifier-free RF output of 12.5 dBm. The optical mode shaping by the GRIN lens enhances the photodetector power handling capacity......


Multimode Fiber Links for 40Gb/s Avionic Applications
Datta, S.; Xinde Wang; Joshi, A.; Becker, D.; Howard, R.; Wree, C.;
Avionics, Fiber-Optics and Photonics Technology Conference, 2007 IEEE
2-5 Oct. 2007 Page(s):66 - 67
Summary: We demonstrated a 40 Gb/s NRZ-OOK MMF link with a span of 300 m using a single mode center launch into a laser optimized MMF. The link was tolerant to practical launch misalignments. The experimentally measured frequency response of the MMF did not r.....


Coherent Receivers for Phase-Shift Keyed Transmission
Wree, C.; Becker, D.; Mohr, D.; Joshi, A.;
Optical Fiber Communication and the National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference, 2007. OFC/NFOEC 2007. Conference on
25-29 March 2007 Page(s):1 - 3
Summary: We review coherent receiver implementations and their performance for phase-shift keyed transmission. Experimental results of a heterodyne receiver for 10 Gb/s DPSK are presented as well......


Measured Noise Performance for Heterodyne Detection of 10-Gb/s OOK and DPSK
Wree, C.; Becker, D.; Mohr, D.; Joshi, A.;
Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE
Volume 19,  Issue 1,  Jan.1, 2007 Page(s):15 - 17

10 Gb/s Coherent System Deploying Stable, Low Linewidth Phase Locked Loop
Becker, D.; Wree, C.; Mohr, D.; Joshi, A.;
Avionics Fiber-Optics and Photonics, 2006. IEEE Conference
2006 Page(s):46 - 47
Summary: We demonstrate a coherent heterodyne receiver module with -31 dBm sensitivity for unpreamplified 10 Gb/s on/off keying. An automatic frequency control loop was implemented for field deployability and operational simplicity and reliability.....


Optical coherent receivers for 2.5 and 5 Gb/s
Wree, C.; Becker, D.; Mohr, D.; Joshi, A.;
Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2005. LEOS 2005. The 18th Annual Meeting of the IEEE
22-28 Oct. 2005 Page(s):555 - 556
Summary: We present coherent optical detection with high sensitivity for fiber-optic and free-space applications. The system can operate at 840 nm, 1064 nm, 1310 nm, and in the S, L and C bands. We show the sensitivity improvement of balanced detection for no.....


Optical coherent receivers for 2.5 and 10 Gb/s
Becker, D.; Wree, C.; Mohr, D.; Joshi, A.;
Avionics Fiber-Optics and Photonics, 2005. IEEE Conference
20-22 Sept. 2005 Page(s):33 - 34


Monolithic InGaAs PIN photodetector-GaAs MHEMT amplifier OEIC fabrication and implementation for 28 GHz LMDS applications
Joshi, A.M.; Xinde Wang; Becker, D.; Mohr, D.;
Microwave Photonics, 2002. International Topical Meeting on
5-8 Nov. 2002 Page(s):161 - 164


70 GHz Photodiode

Joshi, A.M.; Xinde Wang; Becker, D.; Mohr, D.;

IEEE LEOS Conference, November 2002

Summary: We have fabricated a monolithic Opto-electronic Integrated Circuit (OEIC) comprising of an InGaAs PIN photodetector and a Common Gate Amplifier (CGA) using Metamorphic High Electron Mobility Transistors (MHEMTs) on 4 inch GaAs substrates. The OEIC sh.....

Development of a 100 GHz Dual-Depletion P-I-N Photodiode

   Becker, D; Joshi, A.M.;

      PSAA Annual Meeting, Monterey, California.  January 2000



SOFTWARE:            MathCad, Mathematica, Word, Excel, Origin, Code V, Visual Basic, TopSpice, IE3D, VPI Transmission Maker, Ansoft Serenade.


SOCIETAL                 Optical Society of America (OSA)

AFFIL-                       Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

IATIONS:                  American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)


EDUCATION:          University of Central Florida/CREOL, Orlando, Florida

                                    Masters of Science in Optical Science and Engineering, April 1999

                                    Major GPA: 3.9, Overall GPA: 3.9


                                    University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

                                    Masters of Science in Physics, May 1977

                                    Major GPA: 3.9, Overall GPA: 3.9


                                    University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

                                    Bachelor of Science in Physics, May 1975

                                    Major GPA: 3.9, Overall GPA: 3.9

                                    Cum Laude with Highest Distinction in Physics


HONORS:                 Phi Beta Kappa

References Available on Request




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