Fiber optic connectivity remains one of the main challenges for photonic integrated circuits. Emerging applications in the datacenter and in optical communication networks are drivers for new requirements of connectivity solutions that need fundamental innovations on the fiber and connector side. We will present recent advancements in fiber development optimized for PIC interconnects as well as emerging optical connectors.
Scott Bickham is a Development Fellow in the Corning Research and Development Corporation, supporting the Optical Communications division. Since joining Corning in 1999, Scott has led the development of low-attenuation fibers, bend-insensitive single-mode and multimode fibers and specialty fibers. He has a B.S. in physics from Purdue University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Cornell University. Scott holds over 80 patents and has over 60 publications relating to optical fibers and optical transmission systems, including three book chapters. In 2014, he received the Development Excellence Award from Corning for his sustained contributions to product and process development.