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Bell Labs

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Bell Labs

The research and development center of Alcatel-Lucent, formerly Lucent Technologies and AT&T. One of the most renowned scientific laboratories in the world, many of the major electronic inventions of the modern age were developed at Bell Labs, including the transistor, the laser, solar cell, wavelength optical multiplexing (see DWDM), the Unix operating system and the C programming language.

In 2015, Nokia acquired Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs officially became Nokia Bell Labs. See transistor and laser.


The Real Bell
Alexander Graham Bell was born in Scotland in 1847 and died in 1922. His famous sentence "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you!" were the first words to travel over a wire, ringing in the birth of electronic communications. (Image courtesy of AT&T.)
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Developed by a team from Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, Murray Hill, NJ., and OFS Specialty Fiber Devices Division, Somerset, N.J., the device eliminates the side-effects of time-dependent pulse broadening that occurs in optical networks with single channel speeds of 40 Gb/sec and higher.
Sunday afternoon's workshop on smart antenna technology was led by Glenn Golden of Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, while Monday morning's workshop on wireless personal area networks including Bluetooth and HomeRF was led by Dr.