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Charles H. Henry

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Biography

Charles H. Henry was born on May 6, 1937 in Chicago Illinois. He earned his M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Chicago (1959) and his doctoral degree in Physics from the University of Illinois (1965). He then joined Bell Laboratories, where we went on to spend his entire career as a researcher.

Henry joined the technical staff of Bell Laboraties in 1965 and in 1971, became the head of the Semiconductor Electronic Research Department. He remained in this position for four years. Henry spent his career researching light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, and photonic integrated circuits.

Henry is perhaps best known for his work with quantum wells and his invention of the quantum well laser in the early 1970s. This however, is not his only achievement.