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Bell Joins Birns


BIRNS, a leader in the design and manufacture of unique lines of high performance lights, connectors, penetrators and custom cable assemblies, appointed Steve Bell as its new Optical/Photonics Engineer.
In his new position, Bell will be responsible for the design, development and execution of the company’s diverse fiber-optic connector systems. He will continue to help BIRNS expand and enhance its wide range of popular fiber optic and hybrid connector solutions, including the new BIRNS Millennium standard electro-optical hybrid series. Bell brings more than 20 years of industry experience to his role, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Optical Engineering. Prior to joining the team at BIRNS, Bell was a Senior Photonics Engineer at Sabeus Federal Systems, LLC, where he designed, built, and tested fiber-optic hydrophones for prototype towed acoustic arrays for the US Navy. Bell’s successful career has also included a position at Optiphase as a Senior Engineer, where he was responsible for the optical design of fiber-optic interferometer systems and as an engineer for CalTech on the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory) project.


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