His career at Sarnoff involves pioneering work and major contributions in a broad range of technical areas. These include the development of superconductive devices for data storage and microwaves and original contributions in the development of photochromic devices, broadband acousto-optic deflectors, holographic data storage, ultrasonic imaging for medical diagnostics, optical disc recording and media development, semiconductor laser diode arrays, optical amplifiers and superluminescent diodes, the psychophysics of large area displays, and vision modeling. In 1986, he invented and demonstrated the world’s highest performance superluminescent diode (SLD), a device currently used in industry in a variety of applications including interferometric fiber optic gyroscopes (IFOG), optical coherence tomography (OCT), optical amplifiers in telecommunications, switching for optical interconnects, mode-locked and tunable lasers.
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