Dr. Suning Tang
Dr. Suning Tang, Founder & CEO
Dr. Suning Tang received his Ph.D. degree of Electrical
Engineering in optoelectronic interconnects from the
University of Texas at Austin, Texas (1994), a M.Sc.
degree of Applied Physics in fiber optics from the
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel (1989), and a B.Sc.
degree of Electrical Engineering in laser devices from
Nanjing Institute of Technology, China (1984). Dr. Tang
worked as the vice president of switching technology of
the Lightwaves 2020, Inc., Santa Clara, California, and
the Photonic Engineering director at Digilens in
Sunnyvale, California from 2000 to 2001. He was the
co-founder and chief scientist of Radiant Research, Inc.,
Austin, Texas from 1995 to 2000. He worked for Crystal
Semiconductors (Cirrus Logic) from 1991 to 1995.


Dr. Tang has developed many polymer-based fiber-optic
devices. Dr. Tang's research was selected by "Optics &
Photonics News" as one of the principal advances in the
field of optics in 1994. His work in the past 15 years
includes optical interconnects, WDM devices, fiber-optic
devices, optical modulators/switches, optical control of
microwave signals, and semiconductor photonic devices.


Dr. Tang was the guest editor of Optical Engineering in
2000-2001. He has served as a conference chairman for
many international conferences in the area of
optoelectronic interconnects and fiber-optic
communications. He was the member of the executive
organizing committee of Photonics West 2001. Dr. Tang
has over one hundred publications in refereed journals
and conferences, and five patents. Dr. Tang is a member
of SPIE, OSA and IEEE.
Selected Publications:
Suning Tang, Yuanji Tang, Jennifer Colegrove, and
Douglas M. Craig, “Fast electro-optic holographic
couplers for on-chip reconfigurable optical waveguide
interconnects,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., vol. 16, no.
5, pp.1385-1387, 2004.

X. Wang, Suning Tang, Yuanji Tang, Nils Fernelius,
“Thermal and thermo-optical properties of new Nd:YxGd1-
xVO4 crystals”, Proc. SPIE Vol. 5723, p. 147-151, 2005.

Suning Tang and Yao Li, "Active and passive
components for optical networks," Optical Engineering,
vol. 40, no. 7, pp. 1163-1164, 2001.

Suning Tang, Ray T. Chen, Bulang Li, and James
Foshee, "Polymeric Waveguide Circuits for Airborne
Photonic Phased Array Antennas," IEEE Circuits and
Devices, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 10-16, 2000.

Suning Tang, Dechang An, Lin Sun, Zan Shi, and Ray T.
Chen, "A Highly Efficient Linear Waveguide Modulator
Based on Domain-inverted Electro-optic Polymers,"
Optical Engineering, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 680-688, 2000.

Suning Tang, Bulang Li, Xinghua Han,and Ray T. Chen,
"An integrated thin-film thermo-optic waveguide beam
deflector," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 76, no. 16, pp.
2289-2291, 2000.

Ray T. Chen, Bing Li, James J. Foshee, Walter B.
Hartman, and Suning Tang, "Polymer-based optical
waveguide devices speed connections," Laser Focus
World, vol. 36, Issue 8, 2,000.

Suning Tang and Ray T. Chen, "High-speed Electro-optic
Switches for WDM Applications", Invited paper to SPIE
Proc., vol. 3949, 2000.

Suning Tang, Zan Shi, G. Moring, J. Lilly, A. Humen, R.
Chen, J. Foshee, "A Wideband Phased Array Antenna
Based on Detector-Switched Polymeric Waveguide True-
Time-Delay Lines", Proceedings of the 1999 IEEE Military
Communications Conference (MILCOM), 0ct. 30 - Nov. 3,
1999, Atlantic City, NJ, Classified Volume, pg. 571-577.

Noddings, C.; Suning Tang; Chen, R. T ., "Packaging of
tapered waveguides with MT connectors to cost
effectively facilitate connection of single-mode and
multimode optical networks," Proc. SPIE, vol. 3632, pp.
268-272, 1999.

Suning Tang, Ting Li, Feiming Li, Charles Zhou, and Ray
T. Chen, "A holographic waveguide microlens array for
surface normal optical interconnects," IEEE Photon.
Technol. Lett., Vol. 8, No. 11, pp. 1498-1500, 1996.

Suning Tang, Rob Mayer, Maggie M. Li, Luke Graham,
and Ray T. Chen, "A novel wavelength-division-
demultiplexer with optical in-plane to surface-normal
conversion," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., Vol. 7, No. 8,
pp. 908-910, 1995.

Suning Tang, Ray. T. Chen and Dave Gerold, "Channel
cross-coupling in a polymer-based waveguide array,"
IEEE J. of Light. Technol., Vol. 13, No. 1, pp. 37-41, 1995.

Suning Tang and Ray T. Chen, "Intra-Multi-Chip-Module
(MCM) optical clock signal distribution," Optics & Phonics
News, vol. 5, no. 12, pp. 41-42, December, 1994.

Suning Tang and Ray T. Chen, "1-to-27 highly parallel 3-
dimensional intra- and inter-board optical interconnects,"
IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett., Vol. 6, pp. 299-301, 1994.

E. Litchman, A. A. Friesem, Suning Tang and R. G.
Waarts, "Nonlinear Kerr interactions between modulated
waves propagating in a single-mode fiber," IEEE, J. of
Light. Technol., Vol. 9, pp. 422-426, 1991.

E. Litchman, A. A. Friesem, R. G. Waarts and Suning
Tang, "Cross-induced polarization changes in single-
mode fibers," Appl. Opt., Vol. 28, pp. 4056-4058, 1990.