Kenneth O. Hill

Physicist, Academic

1939 –

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Who is Kenneth O. Hill?

Dr. Kenneth O. Hill is a physicist who specializes in the field of photonics. In the late 1970s, he discovered the phenomena of photosensitivity in optical fiber and has worked extensively in its applications. He first demonstrated Fiber Bragg gratings and their applications in optical communication and optical sensor systems. Further areas of his discovery and innovation include the phase mask technique for grating fabrication, fiber grating dispersion compensators, and wavelength selective fiber filters, multiplexers and demultiplexers. This field of research has led to the ability to create high speed fiber optic networks as well as many other communication applications that have revolutionized the telecommunications industry.

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Born
1939
Also known as
  • Kenneth Hill
Nationality
  • Canada
Profession
Education
  • McMaster University
  • Upper Canada College

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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