ORG ADVA Optical Networking Title Sr. Director Applications and Solutions BIO Paul Morkel is responsible for Applications and Solutions development for ADVA Optical Networking products in North America. Paul joined ADVA Optical Networking in 2005 from from Fujitsu Network Communications, where he was responsible for DWDM platform planning and carrier introduction. Previously with Alcatel, he managed undersea network systems design and served as Applications Manager for undersea network planning. Dr. Morkel has authored or co-authored more than 80 technical articles and holds six patents in optical communications. He was part of the team that developed the first rare-earth-doped silica fiber amplifiers and lasers and spent three years as a Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Center.
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