Wholesale optical networking specialist Optelian has hired Larry Tarof into its Versawave division to lead the design and development of Optelian’s next generation of opto-electronic devices.
“We’re extremely excited to have Dr. Tarof join the Optelian team,” said Optelian CEO Dave Weymouth. “The technical leadership that he brings to the Versawave division will drive Optelian’s ongoing vertical integration activities and product development as we expand our optical businesses worldwide.”
Tarof brings more than 20 years of technical experience to Optelian. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 publications and conference presentations on semiconductor optics and physics. He also holds a patent for his work on Separation Absorption, Grading, Charge, and Multiplication Avalanche Photodiodes (SAGCM-APDs).
“The products and technology already created within the Versawave division are impressive,” Tarof said. “I look forward to steering the development of modulation components for high-speed data and high-bandwidth optical transmission applications to meet customer expectations for next generation networks.”
He added, “This exciting opportunity allows me to go back to my research roots to investigate efficient ways to create new group III-V semiconductor and silicon photonic technology.”