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Po Dong

Crawford Hill, NJ, USA
Department Head of Silicon Photonics


McGill University, Canada, PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Jilin University, P. R. China, Master of Science in Physics

Jilin University, P. R. China, Bachelor of Science in Physics



Dr. Po Dong currently works as the department head of the silicon photonics group at Nokia Bell Labs. He received his PhD degree in electrical engineering from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Before Bell Labs, he worked as a principal engineer at Kotura, Inc. He has been working in the field of silicon photonics for more than ten years and has contributed to critical breakthroughs related to energy-efficient silicon photonic devices for chip-scale interconnects and high-capacity photonic circuits for telecom/datacom applications. He has authored or coauthored about 180 journal articles and conference publications as well as three book chapters. He has worked as an associate editor of Optics Express for six years and has served as a committee member or chair for conferences such as the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics; the Integrated Photonics Research, Silicon, and Nano-Photonics Conference; and the Optical Fiber Communication Conference. He is a Fellow of both IEEE and OSA.

Research Interests

  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Communication
  • Optical Devices

Honors and Awards

(1) Fellow of IEEE, 2018

(2) DMTS of Bell Labs, 2018

(3) Fellow of Optical Society of America, 2017

(4) National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Symposium invited Participant, 2016

Selected Articles and Publications

Books and Chapters

[1] P. Dong. G. Duan, Y. Chen, D. T. Neilson, “Merits and potential impact of silicon photonics” in Silicon Photonics III: Systems and Applications, edited by L. Pavesi, D. Lockwood, Springer Verlag, 2016

[2] P. Dong, S. Chandrasekhar, “Photonic integration” in Enabling Technologies for High Spectral-efficiency Coherent Optical Communication Networks, edited by X. Zhou, C. Xie, John Wiley & Sons Inc., 2016.

[3] P. Dong, J. Y. Gao, “The Hole-burning phenomenon under the action of a coherent field” in Frontiers of Laser Physics and Quantum Optics, edited by Zhizhan Xu, Shengwu Xie, Shi-Yao Zhu, Marlan O. Scully, Springer Science & Business Media, 2013