Fiber Optic Center (FOC) (New Bedford, MA): Richard (Rick) Tumminelli was appointed as the company's fiber design and manufacturing consultant, rare earth doped optical fiber fabrication expert. He will join FOC's perform fabrication consulting services team to work directly with manufacturers of specialty optical preforms and fibers on meeting specific customer applications and performance criteria.
He recently retired as director of engineering at the Coherent fiber site in Salem, NH, and has been working in the field of rare earth doped optical fiber for 40 years.
Additionally, Tumminelli managed the specialty fiber groiup at JDS Uniphase and held positions in the optics group at Draper Laboratories. He is co-inventor of double-clad fiber laser pumping, has been granted 22 patents and has 20 publications in fiber laser and amplifiers.