Bell Labs Researcher Named Among TR35 Top Young Innovators By 'Technology Review' Magazine Vladimir Aksyuk honored for pioneering work in optical microsystems

    MURRAY HILL, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lucent Technologies'
 (NYSE:   LU) Bell Labs today announced that Vladimir Aksyuk has been listed as
 one of Technology Review magazine's TR35, an elite list of top innovators
 under the age of 35.  Aksyuk is the sixth researcher chosen from Bell Labs
 since the list's inception in 1999, continuing the proud tradition of Bell
 Labs' inclusion each year the list has been published.
 Honorees are chosen for their "potential to profoundly impact the world,"
 according to Technology Review, MIT's magazine of innovation.  Each of the
 2005 winners "exemplifies the spirit of contemporary innovation in technology,
 business and the arts."
     Aksyuk's significant contributions to the field of optical microsystems,
 specifically research and development of novel optical and other MEMS (micro-
 electro mechanical systems) devices, landed him among this year's winners.  He
 led the design and device development of the large micromirror arrays on
 Lucent's LambdaRouter(TM), which was the world's first high-capacity, all-
 optical communications switch.  He also developed micromirror arrays for DWDM
 wavelength switching applications; integrated MEMS with optical waveguides for
 applications in WDM systems; designed switches and variable attenuators for
 DWDM add/drop and other applications, and designed other optical MEMS devices.
     In addition, his work has paved the way for future Spatial Light Modulator
 (SLM) systems such as CCIT (Coherent Communications Imaging and Targeting), a
 DARPA project that aims to develop new, secure, high-speed and long-range
 laser-based communication technologies, and advances in maskless lithography
 that could be applied to areas such as advanced integrated circuit
     "The real-world communication challenges that drive our research programs
 inspire researchers like Vladimir to continually push the edge of our
 technology, laying the foundations for future breakthroughs," said David
 Bishop, vice president, Nanotechnology Research, Bell Labs, Lucent
 Technologies.  "We're proud of what Vladimir has accomplished and congratulate
 him on this honor."
     Aksyuk currently holds 23 patents with several applications pending, and
 he has published more than 40 papers.   He earned an undergraduate degree in
 Physics at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and a
 doctorate in Physics from Rutgers University.
     About Bell Labs and Lucent Technologies
     Bell Labs is the leading source of new communications technologies and has
 been for eighty years. It has generated more than 31,000 patents since 1925
 and has played a pivotal role in inventing or perfecting key communications
 technologies, including transistors, digital networking and signal processing,
 lasers and fiber-optic communications systems, communications satellites,
 cellular telephony, electronic switching of calls, touch-tone dialing, and
 modems. Bell Labs scientists have received six Nobel Prizes in Physics, nine
 U.S. National Medals of Science and eight U.S. National Medals of Technology.
 For more information about Bell Labs, visit its Web site at
     Lucent Technologies designs and delivers the systems, services and
 software that drive next-generation communications networks.  Backed by Bell
 Labs research and development, Lucent uses its strengths in mobility, optical,
 software, data and voice networking technologies, as well as services, to
 create new revenue-generating opportunities for its customers, while enabling
 them to quickly deploy and better manage their networks.  Lucent's customer
 base includes communications service providers, governments and enterprises
 worldwide.  For more information on Lucent Technologies, which has
 headquarters in Murray Hill, N.J., USA, visit

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