Mitchell Fields, Ph.D.
Vice President and General Manager, Fiber Optics Products Division
Mitchell Fields is Vice President and General Manager of the Fiber Optics Products Division (FOPD). In this role, Dr. Fields leads the business unit responsible for developing and manufacturing devices used in optical communications including lasers, detectors, integrated circuits, planar light circuits, and diffractive optics. He has held various positions including Field Applications Engineering, Strategic Marketing and Senior Director of Marketing for FOPD.
Prior to joining the company, Dr. Fields was an optical engineer at Sycamore Networks, architecting and designing optical interconnect solutions for the SN16000 core optical switch. Earlier, Dr. Fields was a staff scientist at MIT Lincoln Laboratory where he was Chief Scientist of the Advanced Concepts Laboratory for Adaptive Optics.
Dr. Fields received a B.S. in Mathematics from SUNY Binghamton and has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physics from Yale University.