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 Expert  723568

Expert in Optical Instruments, Inertial Instruments, Laser and Fiber Optic Gyros, Thin Film Coating

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Over 25 years of experience in fiber optics sensors and fiber optic devices for telecommunication networks. The experience includes all phases of product development from conceptual design to prototyping, design-to-cost, production planning, and transition to production. Has nine patents and patent applications in optical devices.

fiber optics


infrared fiber optics


optical device

Invented a family of tunable fiber optic devices for fiber optic networks. Has two U.S. patents for such devices. Developed prototypes of rugged, low cost optical tunable filters.

fiber-optic component

Developed conceptual and design-to-cost models of optical tunable filters. Established production flow and production cost estimates for the family of tunable devices.

fiber-optic component product design


fiber-optic component product development

A recognized expert and a major contributor to the development of ring laser and fiber optic gyros. Has 17 publications in the open literature. Discovered sources of gyro errors and developed techniques to improve the performance. Developed data analysis techniques that are now IEEE standards for inertial sensors.

fiber-optic gyroscope


navigation system


optical fiber sensor

An expert in interferometry both as sensors as well as optical test equipment. Developed small Fabry-Perot interferometers for sensing applications. Worked on large, highly sensitive interferometers for NASA applications.


Founded a start-up to develop fiber optic components. Performed a competitive assessment, wrote the business plan, and obtained venture capital. Marketed the product to system developers and integrators. Has written a large number of proposals.



new technology business value measurement

Very knowledgeable in optical instruments available in the market for testing and sensing applications. Established an R&D lab and identified the necessary equipment for its operation.

optical instrument

Has developed unique techniques in optical instrumentation to perform one-of-a-kind tests and measurements.

optical instrumentation


optical test

Thoroughly familiar with various source and detector technologies for optical sensing in all wavelength ranges. These include far infrared sources and detectors for chemical sensing.

optical sensing


optical sensor design


optical sensor

Thoroughly familiar with electrooptic devices used in optical instruments and systems for various applications. Has analyzed the electrooptic effects on the performance of a number of optical sensors and devices.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Los Angeles, California;  Long Beach, California;  Santa Ana, California;  Anaheim, California;  Riverside, California;  Bakersfield, California;  Glendale, California;  Huntington Beach, California;  San Bernardino, California;  and Oxnard, California.

Often requested
with this expert:

Lasers, Optics, Electro-Optics, Fiber-Optics, and...
Guidance Systems
Optical Instrument/ Thin Films
Integrated Optics

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1977   PhD   Physics   University of Rochester, Rochester, NY  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2003 to




Founder and President


Concept and product development and improvement in inertial sensors, optical sensors, and optical metrology instruments for navigation, fiber optic communication, and optics markets

2000 to 2003


LighTap, Inc.


Founder and Chief Technology Officer


Founded the company to develop tunable devices for fiber optic networks. Designed and demonstrated a family of such devices. Raised VC funding, hired staff, and started the company's operations

1987 to 2000


Litton Guidance and Control Systems


Senior Member Technical Staff


Helped develop ring laser and fiber optic gyros. Applied the company's technologies to developing devices and instruments for other markets including fiber optic telecommunication

1977 to 1987




Principal Research Scientist


Designed and developed precision optical devices including laser gyros. Made seminal contributions to the development of such devices.

Career Accomplishments:


Professional Appointments

Member, IEEE Gyro and Accelerometer Panel


Honeywell Engineering Award (four times)

Publications and Patents Summary

He has 27 publications in the open literature and nine patents and patent applications

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Requirement definition. Device concept development. Device and instrument design. Design review. Performance analyses. Production process definition and identification.
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