CALIENT Technologies

Move the light, not the fiber

Dr. Shifu Yuan

Dr. Shifu Yuan
Calient Fellow

Dr. Yuan was responsible for research and development of CALIENT’s optical subsystems and components.  He has 30 years of R&D experiences in optics and photonics and over 15 years of technical management experience. He held a senior research scientist position in CREOL/School of Optics, University of Central Florida. Shifu’s industry experience includes Electro‑Optic Engineer at Chorum Technologies Inc., Sr. Research Scientist at Corning Inc., and CTO Optics at CALIENT.

Dr. Yuan has made significant contributions to the field of optical communications through pioneering the development and commercialization of wavelength selective switch and large‑scale MEMS optical switching.  He has over 60 publications, holds more than 12 patents, and co‑authored a chapter for the book, Fibre Optic Communication: Key Devices (2012).