2006 IEEE Photonics Award
J. Leonberger served as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology
Officer of JDS Uniphase Corporation (JDSU), a leading optical components
supplier, from 1999 until his retirement in June 2003. At JDSU, he was
responsible for strategic technology, and was closely involved in the
M&A and IP activities of the corporation. He previously held a similar
position at Uniphase Corporation prior to its merger with JDS Fitel
in July, 1999. He joined Uniphase upon its acquisition of UTP in 1995.
Dr. Leonberger was a co-founder of UTP and served as its General Manager
from 1992-1995. From 1984 to 1991, he was Manager of Photonics &
Applied Physics at the United Technologies Research Center. From 1975-1984,
he was with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, first as a staff member and later
as a group leader. He has over 15 patents, 40 archival publications
and 125 meeting presentations in the areas of optoelectronic devices
and their applications in communications, sensing and signal processing.