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Coherent Inc. EVP Named CEO of Santur Corp.

Photonics.com
Jan 2007
Santur Corp., a Fremont, Calif.-based manufacturer of tunable lasers for the global telecommunications industry, announced the appointment of Paul Meissner as CEO. Meissner, an Meissner.jpgindustry veteran with over 18 years of experience in optics and semiconductors, joins Santur from Coherent Inc., where he most recently served as executive vice president of global business operations. Prior to that, Meissner held several executive management and technology positions at KLA-Tencor and Applied Materials. In addition, he advises entrepreneurs through the Global Social Benefit Incubator at Santa Clara University and  the Digital Visions Program at Stanford University. Meissner obtained his master's degree and doctorate in materials science and engineering from Stanford.


GLOSSARY
photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
tunable laser
Any form of laser; e.g., a dye laser, having an output that can be adjusted over a wide range of wavelengths. Normally the range is about 70 nm wide.
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