BTI Photonic Systems partners with Canadian universities on optical research

MAY 2, 2007 -- BTI is working with Queen's University on advanced agile all-photonic networks and the University of Ottawa on next-generation WDM FTTH architectures.

MAY 2, 2007 -- BTI Photonic Systems Inc. (search for BTI Photonic Systems) today announced it is working with leading Canadian universities to drive the advancement of optical networking. BTI is working with Queen's University on advanced agile all-photonic networks (AAPNs) and the University of Ottawa on next-generation WDM fiber-to-the-home (search for FTTH) architectures.

For its collaboration with Queen's University on assessing the feasibility of AAPNs, BTI received the Ontario Centres of Excellence Mind to Market Award at the Discovery 2007: To Next conference on May 1, 2007. In partnership with the AAPN Research Network, BTI worked closely with Dr. John Cartledge, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University, researching new forms of wavelength conversion for all-photonic networks.

"Bridging the gap between leading-edge research and the building of next-generation advanced networks is a constant challenge for research institutions," admits Cartledge. "With BTI's collaboration, we have access to industry and deployment expertise, which is critical to the success and technology transfer to commercialization of our research."

Continuing its commitment to optical networking research, BTI partnered with the University of Ottawa's Dr. Hanan Anis, Professor of Electrical Engineering to drive the advancement of WDM techniques in PON architectures used in FTTH networks. BTI's advanced technology team is working closely with the University of Ottawa, which utilizes BTI's microWDM platform, Netstender, for its research test bed.

"Supporting the advancement of optical networking technology while engaging the expertise of Canada's outstanding research institutes is a win-win situation," contends Lance Laking, president and CEO of BTI Photonic Systems. "Queen's University and the University of Ottawa have proven to be outstanding partners, and we are looking forward to seeing the culmination of their efforts, as well as the new solutions and strategies they will offer the industry."


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