Dr. Douglas Baney has been in the field of microwaves and photonics for the past 35 years. He worked as an R&D millimeter wave engineer in Hewlett-Packard’s Signal Analysis Division, and later transferred to HP Laboratories, then Agilent Laboratories and now Keysight Laboratories where he conducted research in the areas of optical amplifier gain, optical noise figure, and spectral-hole burning and upconversion ZBLAN fiber lasers. Many of the optical amplifier test methods he developed are in use globally for production test of optical amplifiers. Other research he performed or directed includes Faraday-effect optical devices, optical reflectometry, optical coherent reception, and advanced modulation format optical constellation measurement. He also led the research team that developed the first high-volume commercial laser-based mouse.
He is currently a department manager in Keysight Labs responsible for research in microwave test, nonlinear microwave modeling, nanomeasurement, measurement automation, photonics measurement, and integrated photonics applications.
He holds a Ph.D. from Télécom ParisTech, Paris, France, MSEE from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and BSEE from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He served as General Co-Chair of OFC, General Co-chair of OAA , OSA OFC Budget Committee, Tyndall Award Committee and is a Fellow of the IEEE.