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Picometrix Awarded Patents

Photonics.com
Nov 2009
Picometrix LLC, an Advanced Photonix company located in Ann Arbor, Mich., announced that it has been awarded patent No. 7,078,741 for enhanced responsivity photodiodes and patent No. 7,468,503 for planar photodiodes by the US Patent and Trademark Office. These technologies can be used individually or in combination and are deployed in the company’s high-speed optical receiver product offerings. They enable increased responsivity and higher optical power handling capacity, and they can be utilized across both the C and L wavelength bands, resulting in optical receiver product performance for the 40G and emerging 100G telecommunication markets. Picometrix’s receiver products are incorporated into high-speed optical communications equipment deployed in the telecommunications superhighway to support high-definition video, data and voice users.



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photonics
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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