SILVANO DONATI has been a full professor of Optoelectronics at the University of Pavia, Italy, since 1980. A graduate of the University of Milan, Italy, he has more than 30 years' experience with photodetectors and their applications in electro-optical instrumentation and fiberoptic communications. His special interests include the time and frequency responses of PMTs and APDs, performance of image-CCDs, and such advanced photodetection techniques as squeezed-state and injection detection. He has authored more than 160 papers and holds 10 patents. Dr. Donati is the founder and current chair of the IEEE-LEOS Italy chapter and belongs to IEEE (senior member), AEI (meritorious member), OSA, SPIE, and IEMS.