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Optical components include lasers, splitters, multiplexers, switches, photodetectors and other receiver types, silicon optical benches, and other building blocks of fiber optic communications modules, line cards, and systems. You’ll find new product announcements and tutorial information on this page.



JDSU reveals names for post-split companies

02/27/2015 For those of you wondering which arm of JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) would retain the family name once the...

3SAE expands fiber splicing, glass processing offerings

01/29/2015 3SAE Technologies, which specializes in fiber-optic preparation tools and glass processing equipm...

QLogic, Broadcom demo 25 Gigabit Ethernet, 100 Gigabit Ethernet chip interoperability

01/27/2015 Data center network equipment provider QLogic Corp. (NASDAQ:QLGC) says it has successfully demons...

LightPath Technologies closes $1.3M private placement with Pudong Science & Technology

01/22/2015 LightPath Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPTH), which supplies optical components and subsystems, sa...

VI Systems intros 50-Gbps module using 850-nm VCSEL

01/22/2015 Optical component and module supplier VI Systems GmbH has unveiled the V50-850M, a fiber-coupled ...

AFL adds to patent portfolio

01/15/2015 AFL says it recently has been awarded four new patents. They cover technologies related to the co...

OZ Optics' optical taps, power monitors now Telcordia GR-468 qualified

01/15/2015 OZ Optics says it has completed Telcordia testing of its line of optical taps and power monitors ...

EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver lines move to NeoPhotonics as acquisition closes

01/07/2015 EMCORE Corp. (NASDAQ:EMKR) and NeoPhotonics Corp. (NASDAQ:NPTN) announced the close of a deal tha...

ZTE takes stake in components vendor Enablence

12/16/2014 Chinese optical systems vendor ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) has invested CAD$2.7 million (...

Silicon photonics now part of Huawei, imec partnership

12/04/2014 Huawei and imec, the European nanophotonics research center, say they have extended their joint w...

VI Systems offers 12x25G parallel optical test boards

11/25/2014 VI Systems GmbH has introduced its second generation of 12-channel parallel optical transmitter a...

MACOM to add laser technology via BinOptics acquisition

11/20/2014 M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (MACOM) has agreed to acquire InP lase...

Fiber Optic Center offers AngstromLap ULTIMAS Final Polish Lapping Film

10/15/2014 Fiber Optic Center Inc. has extended the AngstromLap line of polishing films with the ULTIMAS Hig...

RANOVUS adds $24 million Series B financing, readies product deliveries

10/09/2014 Start-up RANOVUS Inc., which focuses on high-speed optical transmission technology for intra- and...

Kaiam closes funding round, targets volume manufacturing

09/23/2014 Optical component and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed an approximately $35 m...

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Watch for silicon photonics on the line side

Thu Oct 23 15:04:00 CDT 2014
Most of the hullabaloo around silicon photonics has centered on its application to data center networks. But presentations and announcements at last month’s ECOC in Cannes, France, indicate the technology will play on the line side as well. For example, Acacia Communications used the show to further publicize its use of sili...
Chris Janz

by Chris Janz
Ciena Corp.

Why there is no room for ego in the new-age networking ecosystem

Fri Jan 23 14:30:00 CST 2015
The term "ecosystem" seems pretty well ensconced in the IT industry, and in networking too of late. The idea of a system of vendors, developers, and operators interacting and collaborating to mutual benefit is one that seems like it ought to have come to fruition a long time ago. Given where we are heading...

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