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Labors of Laser

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New Update
The

True Technologist



Arun Netravali,

chief scientist, Lucent Technologies
Infrastructure

Expertise



Arun Sobti, CEO,

IP Unity
Multilayer

Master



Ashraf M Dahod,

President and CEO, Starent Networks
Network

Designer



Bharat T Doshi,

Director, advanced communications technologies, Bell Labs
Hosting

Hero



BV Jagadeesh,

Co-Founder, Exodus
Wireless

Warrior



Dayakar Puskoor,

Founder, JP Mobile
Applying

Mathematics



Debasis Mitra,

Vice-President, Mathematics Sciences Research Center
Broadband

Expert



Dev Gupta,

Founder, President and CEO Narad Networks
Internet

Insights



Gian Dilawari,

COO and Co-Founder, Gemplex Internet
Optical

Networking Entrepreneur



Gururaj Deshpande,

Co-Founder, Cascade and Sycamore Networks
Fiber-optics

Guru



Govind P Agrawal,

Professor Of Optics University of Rochester
Billing

Specialist



Inderpal Singh

Mumick
, CEO and co-founder, Kirusa
Accomplished

Algorithms



Hemant Kanakia,

CEO and co-founder, Gemplex Inc
Storage

Supremo



HK Desai,

President, CEO and chairman, QLogic
Wireless

Veteran



Jai P Bhagat,

Chairman and CEO of AIR2LAN
Telecom

Thinker



Jagdish N Sheth
Taking

on Intel



Jagdeep Singh,

President and CEO, Infinera
Multiplexing

Researcher



Jagdeep Shah
Rebounding

LAN



Jayshree Ullal,

Group V-P, optical networking group, Cisco
VLSI

Veteran



Kanwar Jit Singh,

co- founder, Xebeo Communications
Internet

Success



KB Chandrasekhar,

founder and CEO, Jamcracker
Industry

Veteran



Krish Prabhu,

venture partner, Morgenthaler
Fiber

Channel Champion



Kumar Malavalli,

founder, Brocade
Internet

Access Success



Mahesh Veerina,

co-founder, Ramp Networks
Melody

and Ventures



Mano Murthy, CEO

and co-founder, Allegro Systems
IPO

Maker



Mohan Gyani,

CEO, AT&T Wireless
Innovative

Systems Architect



Mukesh Chatter,

president and CEO, Axiowave
Father

of Fiber Optics



Narinder Singh

Kapany
, chairman, K2 Optronics
Quest

for Excellence



Prathima Agrawal,

assistant V-P (Internet architecture research lab) Telcordia

Technologies
More

Information per Strand



Partha Mitra,

scientist, Bell Labs
CDMA

Signaling Standard Developer



Prakash Panjwani,

V-P (worldwide embedded sales), SafeNet
Fastest

Data Switch



Prabhat K Dubey,

chairman, president and CEO Force10 Networks
Cisco

Challenger



Pradeep Sindhu,

founder, Juniper Networks
Semiconductor

Magic



Prakash Agarwal,

president and CEO, NeoMagic
Improving

Networks



Raj Parekh,

chairman, Comstellar Technologies
Bluetooth

Boomer



Rajiv Kumar,

co-founder and CTO Widcomm
This

Man Has no Peer



Raj Singh,

partner, Redwood Venture Partners
Networking

Foresight



Rohit Sharma,

senior V-P and CTO (metro networking group), CIENNA
MAN

Man



Romulus Pereira,

president and CEO, Riverstone Networks
Helped

Make the First Modem



Roshan Lal Sharma,

Adjunct professor, Southern Methodist University
The

Hotmail Legend



Sabeer Bhatia
The

Innovator Who also Built C-DoT



Sam Pitroda,

chairman and CEO, WorldTel
Rolling

out New Software



Sanjiv Ahuja,

founder and CEO, Comstellar Technologies
An

Enterprising Messiah



Santanu Das,

president, CEO and chairman, TranSwitch Corp
The

Erudite Investor



Suhas Patil,

chairman emeritus, Cirrus Logic
Man

with Midas Touch



Vinod Khosla,

partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Master

Tester



Vishwani D Agrawal,

Distinguished member of technical staff, Agere Systems
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Kumar N Patel was born in Baramati, India in 1938. He received his bachelor’s

degree in telecommunications from Poona University at the age of 19 (1958), then

came to the US for graduate school. He earned an MS (1959) and PhD (1961) in

electrical engineering from Stanford University. He was then hired by AT&T

Bell Labs, where he worked for over 30 years.

Upon joining Bell Labs in 1961, Patel began doing fundamental research in

laser action in the pure rare gasses. This led him to discover laser action in

carbon dioxide (1963). Patel added to this discovery his invention of efficient

vibrational energy transfer between molecules, and the combination allowed him

to invent the nitrogen carbon dioxide (CO2) laser–the first gas laser to

produce high power radiation continuously (1964). In communications, the CO2

laser forms the basis of a number of optoelectronic subsystems, some developed

by Patel himself.

Patel’s research in nonlinear optics led to the creation of the

"spin-flip" Raman laser–the first tunable infrared laser (1969). In

total, Patel has earned 36 US patents for lasers and their applications.

In the early 1980s, Patel was appointed director of AT&T Bell Labs’

electronics research lab. Patel earned a reputation for energetic support of

others’ work and for opening new areas of innovation. In 1993, the University

of California at Los Angeles recruited Patel to be its vice-chancellor for

research. At UCLA, where he is now also professor of physics, Patel has overseen

the improvement, modernization and expansion of many research programs. Patel

won the US National Medal of Science in 1996.n

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