1. The Best Motivations for Photonics Entrepreneurs - An interview with Eric Swanson

    The Best Motivations for Photonics Entrepreneurs - An interview with Eric Swanson

    I figure we have much to learn from a very successful serial photonics entrepreneur, Eric Swanson. Eric is a co-founder or founding board member of five companies: Advanced Ophthalmic Devices, Lightlab Imaging, Sycamore Networks, Acacia Communications, and Curata. These companies have evolved over time and shipped over $1 billion in products worldwide. He is an OSA Fellow, IEEE Fellow, a co-recipient of the 2017 Russ Prize, and an active participant in a variety of volunteer activities. Milton Chang: It is remarkable that OCT has been able to move in 25 years from proof-of-principle to an FDA-approved instrument used pervasively in ...

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