Dr. Babu Dayal Padullaparthi

Individual Member | Founder, VP & CTO at Photonic Components DFM Ltd
Padullaparthi, Babu Dayal
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Area of Expertise: Semiconductor Lasers, Photonic Devices, High Power VCSELs for Sensing and LiDARs, VCSELs R&D, High Speed VCSELs for Datacom, VCSELs High Volume Manufacturing
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Dr. Babu founded Photonic Components DFM Ltd. (PCDL) in January 2017 in Hong Kong and serves as its VP & CTO. Prior to PCDL, he held senior executive roles at high-volume VCSEL manufacturing companies in Hong Kong and their fabs based in Mainland China. He was instrumental in the development and commercialization of high-speed datacom and high- power sensing NIR VCSELs with his previous employers SAE Magnetics, a TDK company in Hong Kong and Sanan Optoelectronics Ltd in Hong Kong/Xiamen between 2012-19. Dr. Babu has over 20 years of experience in compound semiconductors including 15 years in optoelectronics/photonic devices, both in academia (R&D) & industry (optical components). He holds a Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology at Delhi (2004) in Nanostructured Materials and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Tokyo Institute of Technology in Japan working on VCSELs (2005-09). Dr. Babu is a recipient of Outstanding Poster Award from Materials Research Society (MRS) in Fall 2004, Japanese Government Post- Doctoral Fellowship from JSPS in 2005, and IEEE LEOS i-NOW / Japan Chapter Young Scientist Award in 2008. He has-authored and co-authored 40+ peer-reviewed technical papers and is a co-inventor of 12+ patents, a member of IEEE (Photonics and Communications Societies), OSA & SPIE.

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