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Evan Goldstein


Evan Goldstein

Affiliate Professor
Lightwave-communications Systems

4M-450 Electrical Engineering Building
Box 352500
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

Phone: (206) 685-0621 (office)
E-mail: evango@u.washington.edu

Columbia University Ph.D. Electrical Engineering 1989
Columbia University M.S. Electrical Engineering 1986
Columbia University B.S. Electrical Engineering 1985
Columbia University M.Phil. Philosophy 1981
Columbia University M.A. Philosophy 1977
Antioch College B.S.Philosophy 1975


Biography

Evan Goldstein dissipated his youth studying and then teaching academic philosophy at Columbia University in New York City. Contemplating the dismal job prospects, he then switched to electrical engineering, receiving the Ph.D. from Columbia in 1989. For about fifteen years he did optical-communications research at Bellcore, Bell Labs, and AT&T Labs, where his work centered on optical amplifiers, lightwave-switching devices, noise performance, and architectural constraints in multi-wavelength networks.  As the telecom bubble inflated, he sold out and joined the now-defunct start-up Tellium, whose optical-switching effort he co-founded.  He was Tellium's Director of Optical Networking Systems until terminated with cause in 2002, along with the rest of his group, for their association with fiscally unproductive activities involving lightwave-micromachine-based switches.  Evan has co-authored about 120 papers on amplification, noise, switching, and architecture in lightwave networks, many through pilferage.  His chief professional aim at present is to be a good teacher.
 

Honors

Fellow of the IEEE
Fellow of the Optical Society of America

Winner of the annual Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Washington Department of Electrical Engineering (2006)

Informally voted one of the best windsurfing instructors in the state of Washington, and definitely the most entertaining.  Mount Baker Rowing and Sailing Center, Seattle Department of Recreation (2004)

 

Selected Publications of Particularly Sweeping Significance

P. B. Chu, I. Brener, C. Pu, S-S. Lee, J.I. Dadap, S. Park, K. Bergman, N. Bonadeo, T. Chau, M. Chou, R. Doran, R. Gibson, R. Harel, J. J. Johnson, C. D. Lee, D. R. Peale, B. Tang, D. Tong, M. Tsai, Q. Wu, W. Zhong, E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and J. A. Walker, "Design and Nonlinear Servo Control of MEMS Mirrors and Their Performance in a Large Port-count Optical Switch," IEEE Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, IEEE and ASME, April 2005. 

J.I. Dadap, P.B. Chu, I. Brener, C. Pu, C.D. Lee, K. Bergman, N. Bonadeo, T. Chau, M. Chou, R. Doran, R. Gibson, R. Harel, J.J. Johnson, S.S. Lee, S. Park, D.R. Peale, R. Rodriguez, D. Tong, M. Tsai, C. Wu, W. Zhong, E.L. Goldstein, L.Y. Lin, and J.A. Walker, "Modular MEMS-based optical crossconnect with large port-count," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 15, no. 12, December 2003 pp. 1773-5.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical amplifiers for wavelength-multiplexed systems" (Short course), Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics- Pacific Rim, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2003.

Lih Y. Lin and Evan L. Goldstein, "The Roles of MEMS Optical Switches in Fiber-Optic Networks What and When" (Invited), International Symposium on The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications (ITCom), International Society for Optical Engineering, Orlando, FL, September 2003.

E. L. Goldstein, "Fiber amplifiers for WDM networks"  (Short course), Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Atlanta, GA, March 2003.

I. Brener, P.B. Chu, M. Tsai, C. Pu, M. Chou, J. Dadap, D. Lee, D. Peale, N. Bonadeo, R. Harel, C. Wu, J. Johnson, S. Park, S.-S Lee, D. Tong, R. Doran, K. Bergman, T. Chau, E. Goldstein, L. Lin, and J. Walker.  "Nonlinear servo control of MEMS mirrors and their performance in a large port-count optical switch," Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Atlanta, GA, March 2003.

G. Ellinas, J. Labourdette, J. Walker, S. Chaudhuri, L. Lin, E. Goldstein, K. Bala, 'Transparent Optical switches: Technology Issues and Challenges' (Invited), International Engineering Consortium Annual Review of Communications, Annual Communications Review, December 2002.

S. Park, L. Y. Lin, S. Lee, P. Chu, C. Pu, E. Goldstein, and J. Walker, "MEMS for optical communication: reality and perspective" (Invited), Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, Optical Society of America, Orlando, FL, September 2002, paper TUV2.

E. L. Goldstein, "Fiber amplifiers for WDM networks"  (Short course), Twenty-eighth European Conference on Optical Communications, IEE Europe, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2002.

C. Pu, L. Y. Lin, S. S. Lee, S. Park, P. B. Chu, E. L. Goldstein and J. Walker, "MEMS for optical communication: present and future" (Invited), International Symposium on The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications (ITCom), International Society of Optical Engineering, Boston, MA, August 2002.

K. Bergman, N. Bonadeo, I. Brener, J. Brown, T. Chau, M. Chou, P. Chu, J. Dadap, R. Doran, S. Fedorczyk, R. Gibson, E. Goldstein, R. Harel, J. Huang, J. Johnson, D. Lee, S. Lee, L. Lin, D. Lin, S. Park, D. Peale, C. Pu, B. Tang, D. Tong, M. Tsai, Y. Verma, J. Walker, C. Wu, W. Zhong,    "Micromachines for networking at the optical layer: What is their value and when will they deliver?" (Invited), Seventh Opto-Electronics and Communications Conference (OECC 2002), Yokohama, Japan, July 2002.

E. L. Goldstein, "Fiber amplifiers for WDM networks"  (Short course), Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Anaheim, CA, March 2002.

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "Opportunities and Challenges for MEMS in Lightwave Communications," (Invited) IEEE Journal on Special Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society and Optical Society of America, vol. 7, no. 1, 2001.

Lih Y. Lin and Evan Goldstein, "MEMS for optical networking Vast promise amid vaster promises," (Invited) SPIE 2001 Asia Pacific Biannual International Symposium on Microelectronics and MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MICRO/MEMS 2001), Adelaide, Australia, December 2001.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Y. Lin,    "MEMS for optical-layer networking: current status and future prospects" (Invited), Proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications Conference (APOC), Beijing, China, November 2001.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Y. Lin,    "Lightwave micromachines for optical-layer networking" (Invited), International Symposium on The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications (ITCom), International Society of Optical Engineering,  Denver, CO, August 2001.

C. Pu, L. Y. Lin, and E. L. Goldstein, 'Technologies for high-capacity optical switching' (Invited), Optinet China, Beijing, China, June 2001.

J. A. Walker, L. Y. Lin, and E. L. Goldstein, "MEMS technology for optical-layer networks" (Invited), Proceedings of ECTC, Orlando, FL, June 2001.

E. L. Goldstein, "Fiber amplifiers for WDM networks"  (Short course), Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Anaheim, CA, March 2001.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and J. A. Walker, "Lightwave micromachines for optical-communications networks: vast promise amid vaster promises"  (Invited), Optics and Photonics News, Optical Society of America, March 2001.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Y. Lin, "Optical-layer networking with lightwave micromachines"  (Invited), Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-optics Society, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, November 2000.

Chuan Pu, Lih Y. Lin, Evan L. Goldstein, Nicholas J. Frigo, and Robert W. Tkach, "Micro-machined integrated optical polarization-state rotator," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, October 2000, pp. 1358-1360.

Chuan Pu, Lih Y. Lin, Evan L. Goldstein, and Robert W. Tkach, "Client-configurable eight-channel optical add/drop multiplexer using micromachining technology," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol. 12, no. 12, p. 1665-1667, 2000.

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "MEMS for optical-layer networking: current status and future prospects" (Invited), 26th European Conference on Optical Communication, Munich, Germany, September 2000.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Y. Lin, "Optical-layer networking with lightwave micromachines: What do service-providers need and when do they need it?"  (Invited), Fourth International Conference on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Optical MEMS), IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society and Optical Society of America, Kauai, Hawaii, August 2000.

Chuan Pu, Lih Y. Lin, Evan L. Goldstein, and Robert W. Tkach, "Micro-Machined Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer with Client Configurability," Fourth International Conference on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems (Optical MEMS), IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society and Optical Society of America, Kauai, Hawaii, August 2000.

S. Chaudhuri and E. L. Goldstein, "On the Value of Optical-Layer Reconfigurability in IP-over-WDM Lightwave Networks," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, August 2000.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Y. Lin, "Optical networking with lightwave micromachines" (Invited), Proceedings of the Opto-electronics and Communications Conference (OECC), IEEE Communications Society, Chiba, Japan, July 2000, paper 11B2-2.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and L. M. Lunardi, "Integrated signal-monitoring and connection-verification in MEMS optical crossconnects," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, July 2000, pp. 885-887.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "On the expandability of free-space micromachined optical crossconnects," IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, April 2000, pp.482-489.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, N. J. Frigo, and R. W. Tkach, "Micromachined polarization-state controller and its application to polarization-mode-dispersion compensation," Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Baltimore, March 2000.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical-fiber amplifiers for WDM communications networks"  (Short course), Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Baltimore, March 2000.

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "Optical networking: Opportunities for and progress in lightwave micromachines"  (Tutorial), Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Baltimore, March 2000.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Angular precision-enhancement in free-space micromachined optical switches," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 11, no. 10, October 1999, pp. 1253-1255.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and R. W. Tkach, "Optical networking visions," Trends in Optics and Photonics Series Volume 30: Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, S. Kinoshita, J. Livas, and G. van den Hoven, eds. (Optical Society of America: Washington, DC) 1999.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined optical switches with submillisecond switching time for large-scale optical crossconnects," Trends in Optics and Photonics Series Volume 29: WDM Components, D. Nolan, ed. (Optical Society of America: Washington, DC) November 1999.

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for WDM optical crossconnect networks" (Invited), IEEE Conference on Military Communications, Atlantic City, NJ, October 1999.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and L. M. Lunardi, "Connection-verification in optical-MEMS crossconnects via mirror-dither," 25th European Conference on Optical Communication, Nice, France, September 1999.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and R. W. Tkach, "Optical-MEMS-based tail-end switching for restoration of line-rate services," 25th European Conference on Optical Communication, Nice, France, September 1999.

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "Lightwave micromachines for optical crossconnects" (Invited), 25th European Conference on Optical Communication, Nice, France, September 1999.

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "Micro-mechanical approaches to optical network elements" (Invited), The 11th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications: The Optical Network layer- Management, Systems and Technologies, Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, September 1999.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and R. W. Tkach, "Opaque WDM optical-crossconnect networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics Pac Rim, IEEE Lasers and Electro-optics Society, Seoul, Korea, September 1999.

L. Y. Lin and E.L. Goldstein, "MEMS for optical switching: technologies, applications, and perspectives" (Invited), International Symposium on Voice, Video, and Data Communications/Photonics East '99: Critical Reviews of Fiber Optic Components & Systems Reliability, Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers, Boston, MA, September 1999, paper CR73-13.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and R. W. Tkach, "Multiwavelength opaque optical-crossconnect networks" (Invited), Special Joint Issue on Recent Progress in Optoelectronics and Communications, IEICE Transactions on Communications and Transactions on Electronics, vols. E-82-B and E-82-C, no. 8, August 1999, pp.1-10.

R. Iyer, L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined Nx N optical switch: design considerations and tolerance analysis," MEMS 99, Canadian Microelectronics Corporation, Ottawa, Canada, August 1999.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-rotating Micromirrors with High Angular Repeatability for Optical Switching," Third International Conference on Micro-Opto-Electro-Mechanical Systems, International Commission for Optics, Mainz, Germany, August 1999. 

L. Y. Lin and E. L. Goldstein, "MEMS for optical switching" (Invited), IEEE Topical Meeting on Photonics in Switching, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Santa Barbara, CA, July 1999, paper JWB-4.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, L. M. Lunardi, R. W. Tkach, "Micromachined optical-switching technologies for WDM networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on WDM Components, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Diego, CA, July 1999.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and R. W. Tkach, "Optical networking visions" (Invited), Proceedings of the OSA Conference of Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications, Nara, Japan, June 1999.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, L. M. Lunardi, and R. W. Tkach, "Optical crossconnects for high-capacity lightwave networks" (Invited), International Journal of High-speed Networks, vol 8, May 1999, pp.17-34.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined optical switches for optical networks," IEEE Journal on Special Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol. 5, no. 1, January/February 1999, pp. 4-9.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical-fiber amplifiers for WDM communications networks"  (Short course), Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Diego, CA, February 1999.

L. M. Lunardi, L. Y. Lin, and E. L. Goldstein, "Micromachined optical crossconnects with integrated signal-monitoring functionality," Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Diego, CA, February 1999.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined optical crossconnects: routes to enhanced port-count and reduced loss," Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Diego, CA, February 1999.

J. M. Simmons, E. L. Goldstein, and A. A. M. Saleh, "Quantifying the benefit of wavelength-add/drop in WDM rings with uniform traffic," IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 17, January 1999, 48-57.

E. Karasan and E. L. Goldstein, "Optical restoration at the wavelength-multiplex-section level in WDM mesh networks," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, October 1998.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, J. M. Simmons, and R. W. Tkach, "High-density micromachined polygon optical crossconnects exploiting network connection-symmetry," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, October, 1998.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space integrated micromechanical optical switches with bridging functionality for optical-layer restoration, " Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communications, Madrid, Spain, September 1998.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, J. M. Simmons, and R. W. Tkach, "Connection-symmetric micromachined polygon optical crossconnects for WDM lightwave networks," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 20, Optical Networks and Their Applications, R. A. Barry, ed. (Optical Society of America: Washington, DC, 1998), pp.270-273.

E. Karasan and E. L. Goldstein, "Optical restoration at the wavelength-multiplex-section level in WDM mesh networks," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 20, Optical Networks and Their Applications, R. A. Barry, ed. (Optical Society of America: Washington, DC, 1998), pp.239-241.

R. W. Tkach, E. L. Goldstein, J. A. Nagel, and J. L. Strand, "Fundamental limits of optical transparency," OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics, vol. 20, Optical Networks and Their Applications, R. A. Barry, ed. (Optical Society of America: Washington, DC, 1998), pp.96-110.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, L. M. Lunardi, J. M. Simmons, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space integrated micromechanical optical switches for WDM networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the Conference on Optics for Information Infrastructure, Tianjin, China, August 1998.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Y. Lin, "Multiwavelength opaque optical-crossconnect networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the Optoelectronics and Communications Conference, IEEE Communications Society, Chiba, Japan, July 1998.

L. Y. Lin, L. M. Lunardi, and E. L. Goldstein, "Optical Cross-connect Integrated Systems (OCCIS): A Free-Space Micromachined Module for Signal and Switching Configuration Monitoring" (Post-deadline), IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Optical MEMS, Monterey, CA, July 1998.  Paper PD-4.

J. M. Simmons, A. A. M. Saleh, E. L. Goldstein, and L. Y. Lin, "Optical crossconnects with reduced complexity for WDM networks with bidirectional connection-symmetry," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, June 1998, pp. 819-821.

E. L. Goldstein, "Transparency and opacity in multiwavelength long-haul networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the European Conference on Networks and Optical Communications, IEE and IEEE Communications Society, Manchester, UK, June 1998.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Free-space micromachined optical switches with sub-millisecond switching time for large-scale optical crossconnects," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, April 1998, pp. 525-528.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, J. M. Simmons, and R. W. Tkach, "High-density connection-symmetric free-space micromachined polygon optical crossconnects with low loss for WDM networks" (Post-deadline), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1998.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical amplifiers for multiwavelength lightwave networks,"  (Short course), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1998.

E. Karasan and E. L. Goldstein, "Optical restoration at the wavelength-multiplex-section level in WDM mesh networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1998.

J. M. Simmons, E. L. Goldstein, and A. A. M. Saleh, "On the value of wavelength-add/drop in WDM rings with uniform traffic" (Invited), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1998.

R. W. Tkach, E. L. Goldstein, J. A. Nagel, and J. L. Strand, "Fundamental limits of optical transparency" (Invited), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1998.

E. L. Goldstein, "Recent research on multiwavelength lightwave-communications networks: the case for opaque multiwavelength lightwave networks"  (Invited), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Francisco, CA, November 1997.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical amplifiers for multiwavelength systems"  (Short course), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Dallas, TX, February 1997.

E. L. Goldstein, "Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers for multiwavelength lightwave networks: impact of the non-flat gain spectrum"  (Invited), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Boston, MA, November 1996.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Eskildsen, "Erbium-doped fiber amplifiers for multiwavelength networks: impact of the non-flat gain spectrum" (Invited), in T. P. Lee, ed., "Current Trends in Optical Amplifiers and Their Applications," Selected Topics in Electronics and Systems, vol. 7, no. 1, March 1996, pp. 37-55.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical amplifiers for WDM systems"  (Short course), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1996.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, C. Lin, and Y. Silberberg, "Polarization statistics of crosstalk-induced noise in transparent lightwave networks," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters,  vol. 7, November 1995 pp. 1345-1347. 

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, Y. Silberberg, and C. Lin, "Polarization statistics of crosstalk-induced interferometric noise in transparent lightwave networks," Proceedings of the European Conference on Optical Communications, Brussels, Belgium, September 1995, paper We.L.3.2.

K. Bala, R. R. Cordell, and E. L. Goldstein,  "The case for opaque multiwavelength optical networks," Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Technologies for a Global Information Infrastructure, Keystone, CO, August 1995, paper WA-4.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, V. da Silva, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Inhomogeneously broadened fiber-amplifier cascades for transparent multiwavelength lightwave networks" (Invited), IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 13, May 1995, pp. 782-790.

E. L. Goldstein, "Amplifiers for WDM Networks" (Tutorial), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference,  IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Diego, CA, February 1995, paper WK-1.

E. L. Goldstein and L. Eskildsen, "Scaling limitations in transparent lightwave networks due to low-level crosstalk," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 7, January 1995, pp. 93-94.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, G. K. Chang, M. Z. Iqbal, and C. Lin, "Self-regulating WDM amplifier module for transparent lightwave networks," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 6, November 1994.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, C. Lin, V. da Silva, Y. Silberberg, and M. Andrejco, "Optical amplifiers for WDM systems and networks," Proceedings of the IEEE Military Communications Conference, IEEE Communications Society and Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, October 1994, paper 14.3, pp. 351-356. 

E. L. Goldstein, "Measurement and compensation of gain-peaking in multi-amplifier links"  (Invited), Proceedings of the NIST/IEEE Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Boulder, CO, September 1994, paper II.1.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, G. K. Chang, M. Z. Iqbal, and C. Lin, "Self-regulating WDM amplifier module for scalable lightwave networks," Fifth Topical Meeting on Optical Amplifiers and their Applications, Breckenridge, CO, August 1994, paper FA-2.

E. L. Goldstein, "Fiber-amplifier cascades for transparent multiwavelength optical networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the IEEE/LEOS Summer Topical Meeting on Optical Networks and Their Enabling Technologies, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 1994, paper T1.2.

L. Eskildsen and E. L. Goldstein, "Scaling limitations in transparent optical networks due to low-level crosstalk," IEEE/LEOS Topical Meeting on Optical Networks and Their Enabling Technologies, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 1994, paper M2.3.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, A. Elrefaie, "Performance implications of component crosstalk in transparent lightwave networks," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 6, May 1994, pp. 657-660.

E. L. Goldstein, "Multiwavelength fiber-amplifier cascades for networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1994, paper TuI-4.

G. K. Chang, M. Z. Iqbal, K. Bala, G. Ellinas, J. Young, H. Shirockmann, C. E. Zah, L. Curtis, B. Pathak, D. Mahoney, J. Gamelin, E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, and C. A. Brackett, "Experimental demonstration of a reconfigurable WDM/ATM/SONET multiwavelength network testbed" (Post-deadline), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1994, paper PD-9.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, C. Lin, and R. E. Tench, "Multiwavelength propagation in lightwave systems with strongly inverted fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 6, February 1994, pp. 266-269.

E. L. Goldstein,  "Optical-fiber amplifiers for lightwave networks"  (Invited), Proceedings of the SPIE OE/Lase Conference, Los Angeles, CA, January 1994, paper 2149-01. Reprinted in G. Brown, D. Decoster, J. LaCourse, Y. Park, K. Pedrotti, and S. Sloan, eds., Technologies for Optical Fiber Communications. Bellingham, WA: SPIE Press, 1994.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, M. Andrejco, V. Shah, L. Curtis, D. Mahoney, C. E. Zah, and C. Lin, "Interferometric noise limitations in fiber-amplifier cascades," Electronics Letters, vol. 29, November 11, 1993, pp. 2040-2041.

E. L. Goldstein,  "Multiwavelength fiber-amplifier cascades for lightwave networks" (Invited), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, November 1993, paper OC9.1.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, V. da Silva, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Optical power equalization in multiwavelength fiber-amplifier cascades with periodic inhomogeneous broadening," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 5, October 1993, pp. 1188-1190.

A. F. Elrefaie, E. L. Goldstein, and S. Zaidi, N. Jackman, "Fiber-amplifier cascades with gain-equalization in multiwavelength unidirectional inter-office ring networks," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 5, September 1993, pp. 1026-1028.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, V. da Silva, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Suppression of dynamic cross-saturation in multiwavelength lightwave networks with inhomogeneously broadened fiber amplifiers," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 5, August 1993, pp. 937-939.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, V. da Silva, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Optical power equalization in multiwavelength fiber-amplifier cascades with periodic inhomogeneous broadening," Fourth Topical Meeting on Optical Amplifiers and their Applications, Yokohama, Japan, July 1993, paper SuE4.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, V. da Silva, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Suppression of dynamic cross-saturation in multiwavelength lightwave networks with inhomogeneously broadened fiber amplifiers," Fourth Topical Meeting on Optical Amplifiers and their Applications, Yokohama, Japan, July 1993, paper SuE3.

E. L. Goldstein, V. da Silva, L. Eskildsen, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Inhomogeneously broadened fiber-amplifier cascade for wavelength-multiplexed systems," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 5, May 1993, pp. 543-545.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, M. Andrejco, L. Curtis, V. Shah, C. E. Zah, C. Lin, and K. E. Stubkjaer, "Interferometric noise limitations in fiber-amplifier cascades," Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, MD, May 1993, paper CWF-6.

V. da Silva, Y. Silberberg, J. S. Wang, E. L. Goldstein, and M. J. Andrejco,  "Automatic gain-flattening in optical-fiber amplifiers via clamping of inhomogeneous gain,"  IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 5, April 1993 , pp. 412-414.

E. L. Goldstein, V. da Silva, L. Eskildsen, M. Andrejco, and Y. Silberberg, "Inhomogeneously broadened fiber-amplifier cascade for wavelength-multiplexed systems" (Post-deadline), Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference,  IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1993, paper PD-10.

E. L. Goldstein, A. F. Elrefaie, N. Jackman, and S. Zaidi, "Multi-wavelength fiber-amplifier cascades in unidirectional inter-office ring networks," Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1993, paper TuJ-3.

H. Izadpanah, E. L. Goldstein, and Chinlon Lin, "Multiwavelength dispersion-compensation over a 20-nm bandwidth for 1550-nm transmission through conventional single-mode fiber optimized at 1310 nm," Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1993, paper WI-2.

V. da Silva, Y. Silberberg, J. S. Wang, E. L. Goldstein, and  M. J. Andrejco, "Automatic gain-flattening in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers,"  Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, San Jose, CA, February 1993, paper ThD-2.

H. Izadpanah, E. L. Goldstein, and C. Lin, "Broadband multiwavelength simultaneous dispersion-compensation near 1550 nm through single-mode fiber optimized for 1310 nm," Electronics Letters, Institution of Electrical Engineers (U.K.), February 1993, pp. 364-365.

E. L. Goldstein,  "Amplifier cascades for distribution systems"  (Invited), Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, Boston, MA, November 1992, paper OCTS-2.2.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, M. Andrejco, V. Shah, L. Curtis, D. Mahoney, H. Johnson, C. E. Zah, N. Andreadakis, F. Favire, B. Pathak, A. E. Willner, H. Izadpanah, A. Yi-Yan, T. P. Lee, W. C. Young, and C. Lin, "Propagation of spontaneous emission and signal power in saturated fiber-amplifier cascades," Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, CA, May 1992, paper CWO-6.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Eskildsen, T. H. Wu, M. Andrejco, A. E. Willner, V. Shah, L. Curtis, D. Mahoney, W. C. Young, A. Yi-Yan, H. Izadpanah, C. E. Zah, N. Andreadakis, F. Favire, B. Pathak, T. P. Lee, and C. Lin, "Application of quasi-distributed optical amplification to SONET self-healing inter-office networks," Proceedings of the Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, San Jose, CA, February 1992, paper ThL-2.

L. Eskildsen and E. L. Goldstein,  "Saturation and noise in amplified optical links without isolators or bandpass filters," Proceedings of the Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, San Jose, CA, February 1992, ThK-6.

L. Eskildsen and E. L. Goldstein,  "High-performance amplified optical links without isolators or bandpass filters," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 4, January 1992, pp. 55-58.

E. L. Goldstein,  "Noise performance of bus-configured optical networks with distributed fiber amplification," Proceedings of the Second Topical Meeting on Optical Amplifiers and their Applications, Snowmass, CO, July 1991, paper FB-5.

E. L. Goldstein, "Optical ring networks with distributed amplification," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 3, April 1991, pp.390-393.

E. L. Goldstein and M. C. Teich, "Noise measurements on distributed-feedback optical amplifiers used as tunable active filters," IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, vol. 3, January 1991, pp. 45-46.

A. Arie, M. Tur, and E. L. Goldstein,  "The probability density function of noise at the output of a  two-beam interferometer,"  Journal of the Optical Society of America A, vol. 8, December 1991, pp. 1936-1942.

E. L. Goldstein and M. C. Teich, "Dependence of noise on bandwidth in DFB laser amplifiers used as active filters," Proceedings of the Twelfth IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Davos, Switzerland, September 1990.

E. L. Goldstein and M. C. Teich, "Dependence of noise on signal and spontaneous-emission power in distributed-feedback optical amplifiers," Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Anaheim, CA, May 1990, paper CFD4.

H. Kobrinski, M. P. Vecchi, M. S. Goodman, E. L. Goldstein, T. Chapuran, J. M. Cooper, M. Tur, C. E. Zah, and S. G. Menocal, "Fast wavelength-switching of laser transmitters and amplifiers," IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications, vol. 8, 1990, pp. 1190-1202.

 M. Tur and E. L. Goldstein,  "Probability distribution of phase-induced intensity noise generated by distributed-feedback lasers," Optics Letters, vol. 15, 1990, pp. 1-3.

 E. L. Goldstein and M. C. Teich, "Noise in resonant optical amplifiers of general resonator configuration," IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 25, 1989, pp. 2289-2296.

M. Tur and E. L. Goldstein, "Dependence of error rate on signal-to-noise ratio in fiber-optic communication systems with phase-induced intensity noise," IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, vol. 7, 1989, pp. 2055-2058.  Reprinted in L. D. Hutcheson and S. C. Mettler, eds.,  Selected Papers on Fiber Optics Communications, Optical Engineering Press, 1993, pp. 388-390.

 M. Tur and E. L. Goldstein, "Measurement of the probability distribution of DFB laser phase-induced intensity noise," Proceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Baltimore, MD, April 1989, pp. 438-440.

E. L. Goldstein, H. Kobrinski, M. P. Vecchi, and R. M. Bulley, "Nanosecond wavelength selection with 10-dB net gain in a subthreshold DFB laser amplifier," Proceedings of the IEEE International Semiconductor Laser Conference, Boston, MA, August 1988, pp. 14-16.

H. Kobrinski, M. P. Vecchi, E. L. Goldstein, and R. M. Bulley, "Wavelength selection with nanosecond switching times using distributed-feedback laser amplifiers," Electronics Letters, vol. 24, 1988, pp. 969-971.

H. Kobrinski, E. Arthurs, R. M. Bulley, J. M. Cooper, E. L. Goldstein, M. S. Goodman, and M. P. Vecchi, "An optoelectronic packet switch utilizing fast wavelength tuning," Proceedings of the IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference, Hollywood, FL, November 1988, pp. 948-953.

M. P. Vecchi, H. Kobrinski, E. L. Goldstein, and R. M. Bulley, "Wavelength selection with nanosecond switching times using distributed-feedback optical amplifiers," Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Optical Communications, Brighton, England, September 1988, pp. 247-250.

M. Tur, E. L. Goldstein, C. A. Brackett, "The effect of laser phase noise on a class of bit-rate limiter," Electronics Letters, vol. 24, 1988, pp.126-128.

M. Tur, E. L. Goldstein, C. A. Brackett, "Bit-error-rate limitations due to laser phase noise in single-mode optical fiber systems with multiple paths," Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference, New Orleans, 1988, paper WQ-39.

M. Tur, E. L. Goldstein, C. A. Brackett, R. C. Menendez, G. Coquin, "An optical all-fiber bit-rate limiter," Proceedings of the 13th European Conference on Optical Communications, Helsinki, Finland, 1987, pp.385-388.

P. R. Prucnal and E. L. Goldstein, "Exact variance-stabilizing transformations for image-signal-dependent Rayleigh and other Weibull noise sources," Applied Optics, vol. 26, 1987, pp. 1038-1040.

Selected Pivotal Patents Quietly Awaiting Licensing

V. da Silva, L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, and Y. Silberberg, "Fiber Amplifier Cascade for Multiwavelength Lightwave Communications System,"  U.S. Patent Number 5,345,332, issued September 6, 1994.

G. K. Chang, L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, M. Z. Iqbal, and C. Lin, "Self-regulating Multiwavelength Optical Amplifier Module for Scalable Lightwave Communications Systems," U. S. Patent Number 5,392,154, issued February 21, 1995.

L. Eskildsen, E. L. Goldstein, P. B. Hansen, "Repeaterless branch-powered fiber-optic communication system," U. S. Patent Number 5,854,698, issued December 29, 1998.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, J. M. Simmons, "Symmetrical optical matrix crossconnect apparatus and method therefor," U. S. Patent Number 6,144,781, issued November 7, 2000.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, J. M. Simmons, "Bridging apparatus and method for an optical crossconnect device," U.S. Patent Number 5,854,698, issued November 9, 1999.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, A. A. M. Saleh, J. M. Simmons, "Non-blocking Crossconnect Apparatus," U. S. Patent Number 6,337,859, issued .January 8, 2002.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and R. W. Tkach,  "A method and apparatus for curvature-resistant micromirror structures to reduce light-beam loss in free-space micromachined optical switches," U.S. Patent Number 6,271,958, issued August 7, 2001

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Method and apparatus for low loss via geometrical optimization in free-space micromachined optical switches," U.S. Patent Number 6,317,532, issued November 13, 2001. 

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and R. W. Tkach, "Angular precision-enhancement in free-space micromachined optical switches," U.S. Patent Number 6,606,428, issued August 12, 2003.

L. Y. Lin, E. L. Goldstein, and L. M. Lunardi, "Connection-verification in optical-MEMS crossconnects via mirror-dither," U.S. Patent Number 6,243,507, issued June 5, 2001.

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, J. M. Simmons, A. A. M. Saleh, "Reduced Crossconnect Complexity for Networks with Symmetric Connections," filed December 30, 1997, claims allowed.

E. L. Goldstein and P. R. Trischitta, "Undersea trunk-and-branch logical-ring networks," U.S. Patent Number 6,355,886, issued March 12, 2002.

N. J. Frigo, E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, C. Pu, R. W. Tkach, "Micromachine polarization-state-controller," U.S. Patent Number 6,445, 485 B1, issued September 3, 2002.

N. J. Frigo, E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, C. Pu, R. W. Tkach, "Micromachined tunable delay line," U.S. Patent Number 6,498,673 B1, issued December 24, 2002. 

E. L. Goldstein, L. Y. Lin, and L. M. Lunardi, "Method and apparatus for signal and switch monitoring in an optical crossconnect," U.S. Patent Number 6,556,318 B1, issued April 29, 2003.

Selected Self-serving Acts

Short-course instructor: IEEE/OSA Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, 1996-2003; IEE European Conference on Optical Communications, 2002; CLEO Pacific Rim, 2003.  Tutorial instructor: IEEE/OSA Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, 1995, 2000.   Symposium chair: IEEE/OSA Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, 2002; Annual Meeting of the Optical Society of America, 1994.  Workshop chair: IEEE/OSA Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, 1997, 2000.   Member: ARDA U.S. Congressional Expert Panel on the Future of Optical Networking, 2002; NSF Expert Panel on Networking Research Testbed (NRT) proposals, 2003.  Editorial board: Optical Networks, 1999-2004.

Technical Program Committees: IEEE/OSA Conference on Optical Fiber Communications, 1994-1997; OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 1995-1998; SPIE International Symposium on The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications (ITCom) 2002; Asia-Pacific Optical and Wireless Communications Conference (APOC) 2002; Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 1993, 1995, 1997; OSA/IEEE Topical Meeting on Optical Amplifiers and their Applications, 1993-1995, 2006.

Of arguably more enduring significance: Won the New England Windsurfing Championship sport fleet, 1998.  Won the Seaside Classic Sailboard Challenge sport fleet, 1998.  Finished last in the U.S. Windsurfing National Championships, 2012.

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