The nominating institution National Research Council of Canada on the breakthrough:

The pioneered development of quantum dot lasers has revolutionized modern-day digital communications. This technology boosts the fiber communications-network backbone, thereby improving fixed wireless access for rural communities and optical satellite communication for the truly remote. This technological capacity leads to a more competitive and sustainable information-based economy, can reduce the divide between urban and remote communities, and between affluent and developing countries.

Tags: Energy, Engineering, Green Tech, Quantum Technologies.

Zhenguo Lu

Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre

Dr. Zhenguo Lu is a Principal Research Officer, Team Lead of Photonics and Project Leader of National Challenge Program “HTSN” at Advanced Electronics and Photonics Research Centre of National Research Council (NRC) Canada. He serves as an Adjunct Professor at both University of Ottawa and Concordia University. After obtaining his Ph.D. in 1992, he was the recipient of the AvH Fellowship to work at RWTH Aachen, Germany. Then he worked at RPI, NY, USA. Dr. Lu came to NRC as a Research Officer in 1997. Dr. Lu is an expert of photonics devices. He has published over 250 papers, and 8 US patents.

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