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Jeff Perkins Joins Avo Photonics as Operations VP

Photonics.com
May 2007
Perkins.jpgAvo Photonics has named Jeff Perkins, a high-volume optical component production and quality operations veteran, as vice president of operations. He joins Avo Photonics from JDSU, where he served as senior technical manager of process development and automation, operations, and then product development. Perkins established and propagated process platforms into new product development teams at JDSU and directed design models for TOSA and ROSA platforms. He has also worked for Epitaxx, Photocircuits Corp. and IBM. Avo Photonics is based in Horsham, Pa., and provides photonic design and manufacturing solutions for the military, aerospace, medical, communications and industrial markets.



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optical component
One or more optical elements – typically cemented together - in an optical system that are treated as a single group; e.g., a beamsplitter, or a cemented doublet or triplet.
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...
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