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Blue Sky Research
510 Alder Dr.
Milpitas, Ca 95035
PH: (408)941-6068
Fax: (408)941-04061

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About Blue Sky Research

We manufacturer fiber coupled laser diode modules, laser diode modules and fiber optic based laser components.  Our systems feature integrated laser drivers and monitor electronics, and include temperature stability and controls.  Our laser components offer point source laser beams via a our patented microlens technology or single mode fiber coupled lasers.

Since our founding in 1989,  we have deployed over one million laser modules and maintained a reputation for advanced and cost effective fiber coupled laser diode modules and sources. Our high quality has remained consistent, making us a trusted source for laser integrators worldwide.

We engineer and manufacture custom fiber coupled, multi-laser, and laser engine modules and systems. Our goal is to deliver uncompromising performance at the best possible value

Blue Sky Research is dedicated to development and manufacture of innovative semiconductor laser products and solutions which optimize performance at the best possible value.

Our Mission & Philosophy

We are dedicated to the development and manufacture of innovative fiber coupled and free space laser modules and laser systems. Our products and solutions optimize performance at the best possible value.  We strive to earn our customers trust and loyalty by providing cost effective, quality solutions to enhance their competitive position. By investing in our people and technologies, we improve our products & services while building a stimulating, ethical environment in which our employees can learn, grow and prosper.

We believe collaborative innovation delivers true business value. We apply our laser, fiber optic electro-optical technologies to enhance our customer’s products, market share and profitability.



Our Core Values

  • Commitment to Excellence in Customer Service
  • Open, timely, and accurate communication
  • Working flexibly with our Customers
  • Providing excellent performing, reliable and innovative products

The Executive Team

Chris Gladding
President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris Gladding joined Blue Sky Research in 2002, and brings over 20 years of multinational sales and marketing experience in the lasers, laser diodes, telecommunications and fiber optics industries,  Before Blue Sky Research, Mr. Gladding held senior & Executive management positions with JDS Uniphase, E-TEK Dynamics,  Laser Diode, Inc. (now part of Tyco), Optilas Ltd, R.R. Electronics (now Arrow), and Optronics, Ltd. .

Mr. Gladding is a graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and a Diploma in Advanced Engineering Mathematics.


Sandip (Bill) Basu
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Bill Basu joined Blue Sky Research in 2001, bringing over 17 years of financial experience with semiconductor and telecommunications companies. Previously, Mr Basu was Vice President of Finance and Administration at Avistar Communications, a video networking company. At Avistar, Mr. Basu played a key role in guiding the company through a successful IPO in 2000.  Mr. Basu has CFO and VP of Operations experience at Intalk Inc. and held  Director of Finance and Operations at Silicon Systems.

Mr. Basu holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Santa Clara, and a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto.


Joe Kulakofsky
Vice President of Applications and Product Engineering

Joe Kulakofsky joined Blue Sky Research in 2003 with 20 years of engineering experience in photonics, telecommunications and fiber optics industries. Mr. Kulakofsky is VP of Engineering, and responsible for Engineering,  laser R&D and manufacturing capabilities. Previously, Mr. Kulakofsky held senior management positions at JDS Uniphase. While at E-TEK Dynamics, he assisted in taking the company public through an IPO. Additionally, Kulakofsky has held several key marketing and technical positions with AT&T Microelectronics in the United States and Tokyo, Japan.

Kulakofsky holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University, School of Applied and Engineering Physics.

Quality and Customer Service

Our lasers are an integral link within our OEM customers’ systems, and the data their equipment provides. We understand the vital role our products play in the diagnosis and intervention of human illness.  Because of this, we are dedicated to holding ourselves to the highest possible standards of ethics, quality, and Customer Service.  Please contact us if you have any concerns, comments or questions.

Blue Sky Research is ISO 9001:2015 certified company.

 ISO 9001:2015 Certificate (PDF)