Juthika Basak is a professional in the field of Optics and Photonics, specializing in Optical Communications. She is currently working at Poet Technologies, a startup working towards commercializing GaAs based technology which integrates electronic circuits, lasers and photodetectors on the same chip. Earlier she worked at Intel Corporation and Infinera Corporation, on different photonics technologies. She completed her B. Tech. in Engineering Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engg from University of California, Los Angeles.
Juthika is the Founder and Chair of Women in Photonics, Silicon Valley organization and is passionate about bringing in and retaining women in the photonics workforce.