Entrepreneur's Roundtable - November 18, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (EST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Anis Rahman is the founder, President and Chief Technology Officer of Applied Research & Photonics (ARP) Inc., Hummelstown, PA 17036. ARP, Inc. was founded with a goal to produce nanophotonic integrated circuits (nPICs) from a new set of novel nanomaterials called dendrimer. ARP’s proprietary design and technology makes it possible to produce integrated photonic devices with smaller form factor, improved performance, and higher functional density on a chip. nPIC is a platform technology having applications in communication, computing and sensing. Photonic integrated circuits (PICs) are analogous to electronic ICs. In regular ICs, however, information processing is done by electronic signal while in PICs information is processed by light signal. The ability of processing information via light has a tremendous benefit in accomplishing high-bandwidth, high-speed communication and computing in more reliable and cost-effective means. ARP is collaborating with the Penn State’s Nanofabrication Facility (University Park, PA 16802) and Dendritic Nanotechnology Inc. (Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858), with a goal to bring cost-effective, next-generation, integrated photonics solutions for fiberoptic communication and computing for both short-haul and space-based applications, and sensing applications in life sciences area.
Anis Rahman received B. Sc. and M. Sc. (Physics) from Rajshahi University and M. S. (Solid State Physics) and Ph. D. (EECE, 1994) from Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At Marquette University he developed tin-oxide based thick-film resistors for discrete and microelectronic applications as part of his dissertation. He conducted postdoctoral research at Columbia University, New York, NY, where he developed polymeric and nano-particle thin-film facilities. He then joined Potomac Photonics (Lanham, MD), where he developed laser direct-write workstation for high-speed microfabrication, for the mesoscopic integrated conformal electronics program. In 2000 he joined Tyco Electronics Fiber Optics Division (Harrisburg, PA) and was charged primarily with the development of integrated DWDM system. He has served as consultant with Intelligent Fiber Optic System, Inc., (Sunnyvale, CA) during 2002. In 1997, Dr. Rahman was listed in the International Who’s Who of Professionals. He also served as Mentor for High School students supervising “Intel Talent Search” research projects.
Dr. Rahman is originator of the concept of dendrimer and nano-silica based “reflective arrayed waveguide grating” and co-originator of a new concept for photonic waveguide fabrication called “natural index contrast”. His expertise and interest include photonic waveguide gratings, DWDMs, chip-scale photonic integrated circuits (PICs), photonics design, simulation, characterization, and packaging; dendrimers; laser-evaporated direct-write of microelectronic components; and thick- and thin-films. He has published 7 peer reviewed papers, more than 30 conference presentations, and presented many invited talks. Following is a list of selected published and unpublished work.