Richard F. Carson brings over 30 years of experience in the optoelectronics field. He Joined TriLumina from Emcore Corporation, where he was Vice President of Quality and Reliability for Fiber Optics. At Emcore, he led teams that established quality standards for Emcore's fiber optic products, supported reliability modeling and testing for laser and VCSEL-based products, and managed design and engineering for parallel Fiber-Optic modules. His areas of expertise include product quality, quality systems, supplier quality, management of quality at contract manufacturers, product reliability testing and modeling, customer communication, design and design controls for optoelectronic products, and semiconductor laser manufacturing. He was part of the Micro Optical Devices (MODE) team, a start-up VCSEL manufacturer that was acquired by Emcore. At MODE, he established and managed the VCSEL back-end and packaging operations. Previously, he was at Sandia National Laboratories, where his focus was R&D in optoelectronics, including VCSEL-based optical interconnects. He holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia where he researched guided-wave photonics.