Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: IEEE | IEEE Photonics Society | Optical Society of America
Benjamin G. Lee is a Research Staff Member in the IBM T. J. Watson Research Lab located in Yorktown Heights, NY. His areas of expertise are in short-reach optical interconnects and integrated photonic switching systems. His graduate thesis work involved design, fabrication, and characterization of ring-resonator based silicon photonic multi-port switch fabrics. Since joining IBM, he has been involved in demonstrating the first CMOS-driven silicon photonic switches, both in flip-chip packaged and monolithically integrated implementations. He was also highly involved in demonstrating the first high-density multiport photonic waveguide couplers. He developed and demonstrated the first multimode optical link transmitting over multicore fiber, and led the testing of the first 1-pJ/bit short-reach optical link. He has also been involved in numerous multichannel transceiver demonstrations including fully packaged waveguide-coupled and fiber-coupled CMOS-driven transceivers. His research has resulted in over 150 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications as well as 19 granted US patents.