Charles H. Henry, American physicist, Died at 79

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Charles H. Henry was born on May 6, 1937, in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and died on September 16, 2016.

He was an American physicist.

He received an MS. degree in physics in 1959 from the University of Chicago, and a PhD degree in physics in 1965 from the University of Illinois, under the direction of Charlie Slichter.

During March 2008, Henry was featured in an article in the Physics Illinois News, a publication of the Physics Department of the University of Illinois.

His entire professional career was spent in the research area of Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey.

Charles H. Henry joined Bell Laboratories in 1965 as a member of technical staff.

Henry was head of the Semiconductor Electronics Research Department, from 1971 to 1975.

Charles H. Henry retired from Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories in 1997 as a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff.

Henry published 133 technical papers and held 28 patents, including a 1976 patent covering what is now called the quantum well laser.

Throughout his career, Henry worked at the forefront of semiconductor-based optical technologies and science: light-emitting diodes, semiconductor lasers, and photonic integrated circuits.

Charles H. Henry was an inventor as well as an experimenter, with a particular interest in understanding the theory underlying semiconductor optical devices.

Charles H. Henry passed away at 79 years old.