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Paul Morkel

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Paul Morkel

Senior director, product management

Paul is experienced in all aspects of optical networking from physical layer technologies to network deployments. He specializes in product management and planning as well as product and network architecture. He was a member of the team responsible for developing the first rare-earth-doped fiber amplifiers and lasers during his time at Southampton University. Paul has in excess of 90 authored or co-authored journal and conference papers on Fiber Lasers, Optical Amplifiers, Optical Networks, ROADMs and WDM. Additionally, he has seven granted or pending patents in optical devices for communications and optical transmission.


Prior to joining ADVA, Paul held senior positions in product planning and product management at Infinera and Fujitsu Network Communications. He also has a PhD in photonics from Southampton University.

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