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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 divisions. Asghari has more than 20 years of research and product development experience within the silicon photonics industry. Previously, he was chief technology officer at Kotura Inc., which was acquired by Mellanox in 2013. Before...

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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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Printable Filters Manage THz Communications
SALT LAKE CITY, Feb. 27, 2015 — Plasmonic filters created with an off-the-shelf inkjet printer could enable blazing-fast wireless downloads and clearer cellphone calls using the terahertz spectrum. University of Utah researchers developed the filters, which are created with...

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Spontaneous Emission Enhanced by Nanoantennas
BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 — LEDs enabled by nanoscale antennas to spontaneously emit more light could be a better solution than lasers for short-range optical communications. Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have taken a first step in this direction...
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Combining Lasers Leads to More Flexible Pulse Control
SOUTHAMPTON, England, Jan. 22, 2015 — Every laser has its limitations in terms of repetition rate and pulse characteristics, but bringing five lasers together in one system could make those limitations vanish. A device developed at the University of Southampton does just that to...

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AOptix Names New CEO
CAMPBELL, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 — Free-space optical communications firm AOptix Technologies Inc. has named Michael Klayko CEO. Klayko was CEO of Brocade Communications Systems Inc. from 2005 to 2013, and during that time grew the company’s revenues fourfold to $2.3...
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OZ Optics Completes New Components Testing
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 15, 2015 — OZ Optics Ltd. says its new line of optical taps and power monitors for telecommunications met industry standards in recent testing. The inline taps are built with ordinary single-mode fiber and polarization-maintaining fibers. They are...

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Emcore Finalizes Product-Line Sale to NeoPhotonics
ALHAMBRA, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 — Emcore Corp. has completed the sale of its tunable laser and transceiver product lines to NeoPhotonics Corp. of San Jose for $17.5 million. Emcore received $1.5 million in cash and a $16 million promissory note from NeoPhotonics. The...
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Lasers Enable Satellite-Data Tag Team
PARIS, Dec. 30, 2014 — New laser data links could help satellites in disparate orbits communicate more effectively with one another, potentially benefitting disaster management here on Earth. Last month the European Space Agency and partner organizations completed...

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Koch Industries Acquires Oplink for $356.5M
WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 26, 2014 — Koch Industries Inc. has acquired Oplink Communications Inc. of Fremont, Calif., for $356.5 million. Oplink provides components, intelligent modules and subsystems for dense and coarse wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), optical...
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Nanofiber Integrated with Quantum Dots
TOKYO, Dec. 29, 2104 — A research team from the Center for Photonic Innovations at the University of Electro-Communications has integrated quantum light sources with nanofibers, a possible step toward a quantum Internet. A computer-controlled picoliter liquid...

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Silicon Chip Produces Tunable Photon Pairs
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 — A silicon photonic chip that emits entangled photon pairs in a controlled fashion could one day enable quantum transceivers. Developed at the University of California, San Diego, the chip is pumped by a telecommunications-grade low-power diode...
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Nanoparticle Paint Enables Fraud-Proof Credit Cards
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands, Dec. 16, 2014 — Light could soon build a brick wall between credit cards and hackers, as a fraud-proof authentication technique can keep credit cards and the identities associated with them secure. The technique — quantum-secure authentication (QSA),...

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Tests of Space Station’s Laser Downlink Successful
PASADENA, Calif., Dec. 15, 2014 — The first round of testing on an earth-to-orbit laser data link was a success, according to NASA officials. In 18 tests over four months, the Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science (OPALS) system aboard the International Space Station...
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Emcore Announces Leadership Changes, Sheds Solar and Telecom Segments
ALHAMBRA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2014 — Emcore Corp. has named a new CEO and let other executives go as it streamlines its business concerns to focus on broadband fiber optics. The first quarter of Emcore’s fiscal 2015 ends Dec. 31, with a company-predicted net loss of $1 to...

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International Project Tackles Fiber Solutions for Internet Bandwidth Crunch
BRUSSELS, Dec. 8, 2014 — An international academic-industrial collaboration will explore options for expanding fiber optic data capacity in densely populated areas. The €1.5 million SAFARI (Scalable And Flexible optical Architecture for Reconfigurable...
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UK Establishes 4 Quantum Technology Hubs
BIRMINGHAM, England, Dec. 2, 2014 — Four newly established quantum technology research hubs in the U.K. will explore advanced light detectors and more. The £120 million project (about $148.5 million) involves 17 universities and 132 companies and is funded by the British...






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