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Chip Simplifies Quantum Optics Experiments
BRISTOL, England, Aug. 14, 2015 — A silicon chip that can process photons in an infinite number of ways could speed up development of quantum computing. Researchers say the lab-on-chip device is a step toward creating quantum computers that could help design new drugs, execute superfast database searches and perform otherwise intractable mathematics calculations that aren't possible for supercomputers. Developed by a team from the University of Bristol and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. (NTT) in Japan, the...

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Exfo Wins Multimillion-Dollar Fiber-Monitoring Contract
QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 13, 2015 — Fiber communications firm Exfo Inc. said it has received a multimillion-dollar order from an Asia-Pacific government entity for its NQMSfiber monitoring system. The system will be used to oversee a high-speed IP/MPLS network spanning more than...
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Lumentum, Viavi Part Ways after JDSU Breakup
MILPITAS, Calif., Aug 13, 2015 — The two halves of the former JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU) are now charting separate courses. The company's communications and commercial optics products division split off Aug. 1 and became known as Lumentum Holdings Inc. After the spinoff,...

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Microresonators Generate Combs for Communications, Spectroscopy
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Aug. 12, 2015 — Single microresonators able to generate light pulses at several discrete frequencies could eliminate the need to integrate multiple lasers into communications and spectroscopy equipment. Researchers at Purdue University have developed a way...
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Integrated Photonics Center to Spur US Competitiveness
ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 27, 2015 — From creating jobs locally to boosting America's technological competitiveness abroad, a national photonics institute to be established here already aspires to some lofty goals. Vice President Joe Biden visited "the optics capital of the...

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Plasmonic Device Achieves 90-GHz Switching
DURHAM, N.C., July 27, 2015 — Able to flip on and off 90 billion times a second, a new plasmonic light emitter could form the basis of optical computing. "This is something that the scientific community has wanted to do for a long time," said Duke University professor...
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Frequency Combs Reverse Crosstalk, Extend Range of Fiber Transmission
SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2015 — Frequency combs could eliminate the need for repeaters, which are necessary for maintaining signals over long distances in today's fiber-optic networks. Developed at the University of California, San Diego, a patent-pending approach using...

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Earnings Drop While Datacom Revenues Climb at Finisar
SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18, 2015 — Demand for data communications equipment drove an 8.1 percent increase in revenues at Finisar Corp. in fiscal 2015. But as the company closed its books May 3, it reported a nearly 90 percent drop in profits. Net income for fiscal 2015 was...
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Photonic Bandgap Fiber Reaches Telecom Scale
SOUTHAMPTON, UK, June 11, 2015 — New fabrication tools have enabled the creation of an 11-km photonic bandgap fiber that previously could only be manufactured in lengths of hundreds of meters. Its reach, as well as its low loss and a broad transmission bandwidth, make it a...

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VI Systems Receives €2M for Optical Interconnect Development
BERLIN, June 11, 2015 — VI Systems GmbH has received nearly €2 million in the form of a grant from the European Commission's Horizon 2020 program to continue development of its vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) technology for communications. ...
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Terahertz System Achieves 32 Gb/s Wireless Data Transfer
VILLENEUVE-D'ASCQ, France, June 9, 2015 — A terahertz system has been used to transmit data at a rate of 32 Gb/s over 25 m, a demonstration that could have important implications for the future of wireless communications. Developed by the French Institute of Electronics,...

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Ultrafast Lasers Create 3-D Crystal Waveguides in Glass
BETHLEHEM, Pa., June 9, 2015 — Femtosecond laser pulses can create complex, single-crystal waveguides inside glass – a discovery that could enable photonic integrated circuits (PICs) that are smaller, cheaper, more energy efficient and more reliable than current networks...
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Tunable Laser Diode Taps NIR for Data Transmission
SENDAI, Japan, June 3, 2015 — Tapping into undeveloped frequency bands, a new ultracompact heterogeneous-wavelength laser diode could enable higher-capacity optical data transmission systems. The device combines silicon photonics and quantum-dot (QD) technology and...

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Kato Named Chairman at AFL
SPARTANBURG, S.C., June 2, 2015 — Takamasa Kato has been named chairman of AFL Telecommunications LLC by its parent company, Fujikura Ltd. of Japan. He succeeds Kenny Nara. Kato joined Fujikura in 1970 after graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering...
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Emcore Appoints Vice Presidents of Sales, Operations
ALHAMBRA, Calif., June 1, 2015 — Fiber communications firm Emcore Corp. has named David Wojciechowski vice president of sales and Shane Mortazavi vice president of operations. Wojciechowski has 20 year of sales experience in the optical communications, semiconductor and...

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Ashgari Joins Mellanox as VP for Silicon Photonics
YOKNEAM, Israel, May 26, 2015 — Mehdi Asghari has been named vice president of silicon photonics at Mellanox Technologies Ltd. His appointment was announced with those of four others to lead the company's hardware, operations, interconnect engineering and silicon engineering...
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Expanding into Australian Market, AFL Acquires AFC Group
SPARTANBURG, S.C., May 4, 2015 — AFL Telecommunications LLC has acquired the AFC Group Pty Ltd., a manufacturer, designer and integrator of fiber optic and copper communication solutions with operations in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Terms of the transaction were not...

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Facebook, Infinera to Create 8 Tb/s European Optical Network
SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1, 2015 — Facebook Inc. is preparing to deploy an intelligent transport network developed by Infinera Corp. to create a 3998-km optical network route across Europe with a capacity of up to 8 Tb/s. The network connects Facebook’s data center in...
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Nanolaser Uses Atomically Thin Gain Medium
SEATTLE, March 26, 2015 — With potential for on-chip optical communications applications, a tungsten-based nanoscale laser operates reliably on a tiny amount of electricity. Developed by researchers at the University of Washington and Stanford University, the device...

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OFS Joint Venture Opens Fiber Optic Cable Factory in Russia
VORONEZH, Russia, March 24, 2015 — OFS Fitel LLC and SviazStroy-1 have opened a new optical fiber cable factory in central Russia. “With the extra capacity of the new factory, we can better serve the growing demands of our customers developing transcontinental...
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Modulation Scheme Dramatically Increases Capacity, Range of Next-Generation Fibers
SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 17, 2015 — A new phase-modulation (PM) scheme may have found the “sweet spot” for long-distance communications over next-generation optical fibers. Infinera Corp. of California and BICS SA/NV of Belgium recently completed an extended...

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Black Phosphorus Shows Promise in Optical Circuits
MINNEAPOLIS, March 5, 2015 — With a tunable bandgap, black phosphorus could be used to make better optical communications circuits than graphene and even germanium. Researchers at the University of Minnesota used black phosphorus, a 2-D, stable crystalline form of...
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NeoPhotonics Cuts Losses with Strong Fourth Quarter
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 4, 2015 — Network components firm NeoPhotonics Corp. reported a net loss of $19.7 million, an improvement from a net loss of $34.3 million in 2013. Revenue in 2014 was $306.2 million, an increase of $23.9 million, or 8.5 percent, from $282.2 million in...

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Tyndall to Lead $6M Project on Photonic Circuits for Data Transmission
CORK, Ireland, March 2, 2015 — Tyndall National Institute will lead a consortium of researchers in a three-year, €5.2 million (about $5.95 million) European Union-funded project to develop photonic circuits for faster, cheaper data transmission. The Thermally...
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JDSU Reveals Spinoff Names: Lumentum and Viavi
MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 27, 2015 — Lumentum and Viavi are the names of the two companies JDSU plans to split into this fall. Meanwhile, Chief Financial Officer Rex Jackson will leave the company Sept. 30 following the expected completion of the spinoff. JDSU’s...






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