Dr. Sinsky spent the first 13 years
of his career at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Maryland. During that time he was an engineer in the
space department where he acquired significant experience designing
space-flight microwave hardware including microwave amplifiers and spaceborne
phased array antennas. He held many
roles including lead engineer, principal investigator, and project manager for
a subsystem on a NOAA satellite. A particularly important theoretical
contribution made by Dr. Sinsky was the co-discovery of the microwave stability
which now is implemented in many microwave CAD software packages, and taught in
many modern microwave text books. The
discovery of this single stability parameter changed the way engineers analyze
microwave circuit stability, by providing a much more insightful approach than
provided by Rollet’s pair of stability parameters. Prior to leaving JHU/APL,
Dr. Sinsky was promoted to assistant section supervisor in the RF
communications Group in the space department.
At Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ, Dr.
Sinsky worked for several years on fixed wireless access designing agile time
division multiple access (TDMA) beamforming software and algorithms. Then he joined the optical communications and
physical enabling technologies organizations respectively, where he used his
microwave skills to work on ultra-high speed data and optical communications. He has given several postdeadline papers at
the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) including work on record sensitivity optical
DPSK receivers and the highest reported all ETDM photoreceiver operating at a
serial data rate of 107 Gb/s. Additionally, he pioneered the use of electrical
duobinary signaling over electrical backplanes (with co-investigator Andrew Adamiecki), making numerous presentations
to standards groups, and setting several records for signal transmission over
electrical backplane channels and cables.
Currently he is working on ultra-high-speed electrical interconnects
striving towards 100 Gb/s serial data rates using advanced signaling
techniques, improved channel design, and microwave signal processing. Additionally, he is working on ultra-high speed and high density electro-optic packaging
design methodologies for achieving performance to 100 GHz and beyond for data
communications and microwave photonics applications. He has over 60 refereed technical articles, 7
patents, 2 patents pending, and has given a number of invited talks.
Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, June 2015.
IEEE Region 1 Technological Innovation Award - "For innovations in microwave and high speed optical communication technologies," August 2012.
Bell Labs President’s Award Finalist, Presenter, Bell Labs Project Team
Leader, Paris, France, Dec. 2009.
Core Bell Labs Teamwork Award, DPSK Receiver for Xtreme Team,
February 2006, research team lead.
Paper Award, “The Duobinary
Format: A New Application for an Idea
Published Long,” co-author, 2005.
Member, IEEE, January 2003.
JHU/APL Parsons Sabbatical Fellowship, Fall 1995- Spring 1996.
Outstanding Refereed Developmental
Publication, JHU/APL 1995.
John Boswell Whitehead Award for “Outstanding Achievement in
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science by an Undergraduate Student,” Johns
Hopkins University, 1985.
Finalist in the Alton B. Zerby Award
for the “Outstanding Electrical Engineering Student in the USA,” 1985.
Member, Tau Beta Pi
Member and Past Chapter President (JHU), Eta Kappa Nu
Beneficial Hodson Scholar, JHU
Parsons Fellowship Recipient, JHU and JHU/APL
Beling, Q. Zhou, J.H. Sinsky, A.S.
Cross, A. Gnauck, L. Buhl, and J.C. Campbell, “30 GHz Fully Packaged Modified
Uni-Traveling Carrier Photodiodes for High-Power Applications, IEEE Photonics Society Avionics,
Fiber-Optics and Photonics Conference, TuB2, Oct. 1-3, 2013.
Sinsky, et.al. , "42.8 Gbit/s PAM-4 data transmission over low-loss
electrical backplane," Electronics
Letters , vol.48, no.19, pp.1206-1208, September 13 2012.
Sinsky, P. Winzer, "100-Gb/s optical communications," Microwave
Magazine, IEEE , vol.10, no.2, pp.44-57, April 2009.
J.H. Sinsky, "Integration and packaging of devices for 100-Gb/s
transmission," OFC 2009, pp.1-3, 22-26 March 2009, Invited
J.H. Sinsky, “Integration and Packaging of
Devices for 100-Gb/s Transmission,” Invited
Paper, OFC 2009, San Diego, March 2009.
J.H. Sinsky, “100-Gb/s Hybrid
Opto-electronic Integration,” Invited
Paper, ECOC 2008, Sept. 23, 2008.
J.H. Sinsky, A. Konczykowska, A. Adamiecki, F. Jorge, M. Duelk, “39.4 Gb/s Data
Transmission over 24.4 meters of Coaxial Cable using Duobinary
Signaling,” IEEE MTT-S, Atlanta, June 2008.
J.H. Sinsky, A. Adamiecki, L. Buhl, et.al.,”A 107-Gbit/s Opto-Electronic Receiver
Utilizing Hybrid Integration of a Photodetector and Electronic Demultiplexer,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, No. 1, January 1, 2008.
J.H. Sinsky, et.al., “Hybrid Optoelectronic Integration at 100 Gb/s – Design
Challenges and Circuit Demonstration,” Invited Talk, MTT-Society &
AP-Society Joint Chapter 22nd Annual Symposium, East Hanover, NJ, October 4,
J.H. Sinsky, et.al., “107-Gbit/s Opto-Electronic Receiver with Hybrid Integrated
Photodetector and Demultiplexer,” OFC 2007 Postdeadline paper, PDP-30, March
R. Zeng, J.H. Sinsky, “Modified Rational
Function Modeling Technique for High Speed Circuits,” IEEE MTT-S Symposium, June 2006.
A. Umbach, C. Schramm, G. Jacumeit, J.H.
Sinsky, A. Adamiecki, A. Benz, P. Paschke, “Integrated Limiting Balanced
Photoreceiver for 43 Gbit/s DPSK Transmission,” ECOC 2005.
A. Adamiecki, M. Duelk, J.H. Sinsky,
“25 Gbit/s electrical duobinary transmission over FR-4 backplanes,” IEE Electronics Letters, Vol.41, No.14,
pp. 826-827, July 2005.
M. Mandich, J.H. Sinsky, “Electrical
duobinary signaling for backplane transmission at 25 Gb/s and beyond,” EE Times, April 11, 2005.
A. Gnauck, J.H. Sinsky, P. Winzer, S.
Chandrasekhar, “ Linear microwave-domain compensation of 10-Gb/s signals using
heterodyne detection,” OFC 2005,
postdeadline session, PDP31, Vol.6, pp. 91-93, March 2005.
Sinsky, M. Duelk, A. Adamiecki,
“High-Speed Electrical Backplane Transmission Using Duobinary Signaling,” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and
Techniques, Vol. 53, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 152-160.
H. Thiele, P. Winzer, J.H. Sinsky, L.
Stulz, et.al., “160-Gb/s CWDM capacity upgrade using 2.5-Gb/s rated uncooled
directly Modulated lasers,” IEEE PTL,
Vol. 16, No. 10, pp. 2389-2391, Oct. 2004.
Zhang, J.H. Sinsky, D. Van Thourhout, N. Sauer, L. Stulz, A. Adamiecki,
S. Chandrasekhar, “High Speed Travelling Wave InGaAsP/InP Phase Modulator, IEEE PTL, vol. 16, no. 8, August 2004,
J.H. Sinsky, et al., “RZ-DPSK Transmission using a
42.7-Gb/s Integrated Balanced Optical Front End with Record Sensitivity,” IEEE
Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 22, No. 1, Jan. 2004, pp.
180 – 185.
J.H. Sinsky, et al., “A 40-Gb/s integrated balanced
optical front end and RZ-DPSK performance,” IEEE Photonic Technology Letters,
Vol. 15, No.8, Aug. 2003, pp. 1135-1137.
J.H. Sinsky, et al., “A 42.7-Gb/s Integrated
Balanced Optical Front End with Record Sensitivity,” OFC 2003, PD-39,
March 2003, Atlanta.
J.H. Sinsky, “High Speed Data and Pulse Carver
Alignment in Dual Mach-Zehnder Modulator Optical Transmitters Using Microwave
Signal Processing,” IEEE Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 21, No.
2, February 2003, pp. 412-423.
J.H. Sinsky, “An Internet Controlled Calibration
System for TDMA Smart Antenna Wireless Base Stations,” IEEE MTT-S Digest,
J.H. Sinsky, C. R. Westgate, “Design of an
Electronically Tunable Microwave Impedance Transformer,” IEEE MTT-S Digest,
J. H. Sinsky, C. R. Westgate, “A New Approach to
Designing Active MMIC Tuning Elements Using Second-Generation Current
Conveyors,” IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave Letters, Vol. 6, No. 9, pp.
M.L. Edwards, S. Cheng, and
J.H. Sinsky, “A Deterministic Approach for Designing Conditionally
Stable Amplifiers,” IEEE MTT Transactions, Vol. 43, No. 7, pp.
M.L. Edwards, J.H. Sinsky, “A New Criterion for
Linear 2-Port Stability Using a Single Geometrically Derived Parameter,” IEEE
MTT Transactions, v41, n1, pp. 2303-2311, 1992.
Edwards, J.H. Sinsky, “A Single Stability Parameter for Linear 2-Port
Circuits,” IEEE MTT-S Digest, June 1992.
"Generation of Multilevel Signals Using Correlative Coding," June 2, 2015, No. 9,049,094.
"Stochastic Reflectometer," May 26, 2015, No. 9,042,721.
“High-Speed Optoelectronic Receiver,” March 29, 2011, No.
“Electrical backplane transmission using duobinary
signaling,” March 24, 2009, No. 7,508,882.
“Integrated circuit having an optical core,” April 17,
2007, No. 7,206,471.
“Correcting Misalignment Between Data And A Carrier Signal
In Transmitters,” June 27, 2006, #7,068,950.
“Technique For Monitoring SONET Signal,” May 24, 2005, No. 6,898,214.
“Phased Array Calibration Using Sparse Nonuniformly Spaced
Rotating Electric Vectors And A Scalar Measurement System,” April 13, 2004, No. 6,720,919.
Phase Shifter for a Microstrip Microwave Transmission Line,” March 27, 2001,