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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.



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...

JDSU management details split, M&A possibilities

09/15/2014 Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) promised attendees of an analyst meeting September 11 that the ...

BinOptics launches 25G CWDM lasers for 100G interconnection

09/11/2014 BinOptics Corp. has announced the availability of 25G lasers at four wavelengths (1270, 1290, 131...

JDSU to split in two

09/10/2014 JDSU announced after trading closed September 10 its intention to split its optical components an...

Finisar buys gratings provider LightSmyth Technologies

09/05/2014 While discussing Finisar’s first quarter 2015 performance and lukewarm second quarter expectation...

OIF to demo 100G interoperability at ECOC 2014

09/04/2014 The Optical Internetworking Forum says it has completed a multi-vendor interoperability demonstra...

Startup Rockley Photonics adds to Pasadena team

09/02/2014 Startup Rockley Photonics has added three new executives to its engineering and product developme...

KeyFibre touts virtues of mechanical splices

08/04/2014 Spanish fiber-optic network connectivity technology vendor KeyFibre asserts that mechanical splic...

VI Systems patents 40-Gbps VCSEL

07/24/2014 Optical components specialist VI Systems GmbH says it has received a Notice of Allowance for a U....

Funding innovation remains a challenge

07/17/2014 Delivering the necessary innovation for optical communications applications is one thing. Paying ...

US Conec offers singlemode pre-angled MT ferrule

07/09/2014 Fiber-optic connection specialist US Conec has unveiled singlemode pre-angled thermoplastic MT fe...

Reflex Photonics adds SNAP12, POP4 parallel optical modules

07/08/2014 Reflex Photonics, a developer of high-speed, parallel-channel optical components and modules, has...

2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards

06/20/2014 This year marks the start of the Lightwave Innovation Awards, an optical communications technolog...

Optic2Connect unveils silicon photonics optical modulator design software

06/06/2014 Singapore-based company Optic2Connect Pte Ltd. (O2C) says its new optical design software simplif...

Rockley Photonics looks to leverage silicon photonics at the systems level

05/06/2014 Startup Rockley Photonics will leverage silicon photonics to create systems-level products, co-fo...

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Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer

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2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards

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Bend matters, Part 2: Microbending in optical fibers

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Stephen Hardy

by Stephen Hardy
Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

ECOC 2014 Reporter's Notebook: Day 3

Wed Sep 24 15:04:00 CDT 2014
The third and final day of the exhibition has come and gone – except, perhaps, for those literally lost souls who have not yet found their way to an exit. ECOC always has a rather bizarre floor plan, but this year they should have just brought in hedges and a minotaur. Here’s a whirlwind tour of what I ran across today and s...
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Life after 100G

Fri Sep 05 14:30:00 CDT 2014
It’s hard to believe we’re talking about it already: The end of the 100G era. But skyrocketing bandwidth demand means many operators are already pondering what’s next. With 200G optical hitting the market, you probably have questions about when to make the move to this next phase – and what you’ll need to know when ...

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100G and beyond

The applications for which 100 Gbps is needed continue to grow. Meanwhile, plans are already being made for what comes next. These articles look at what’s on the high-speed network horizon.



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