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Advanced Photonix Ships Optical Receivers

Photonics.com
Aug 2006
Advanced Photonix Inc. (API) of Ann Arbor, Mich., announced it has begun volume shipments of its 10 Gb/s APD (avalanche photodiode) high-speed optical receivers to a major European system OEM, which has placed orders worth more than $1 million over the next 12 months. The receivers were designed for use on three different product platforms that the OEM sells to telecommunications metro core and metro access markets.



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The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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