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Fiber Sensors Go Inside Hot Machining Processes
MADRID, Jan. 21, 2015 — Fiber optic pyrometers that can get into places that other heat sensors cannot could help metal parts manufacturers cut down defects and breakdowns. Researchers at Carlos III University of Madrid have developed 62.5-µm silica fiber sensors that measure heat radiated by mechanical or cutting processes. The system measures radiation in two colors and calculates temperature based on the quotient of the two signals. The fibers can operate at temperatures from 300 to 1000 °C. ...

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Emcore Promotes Blauvelt to Chief Technology Officer
ALHAMBRA, Calif., Jan. 20, 2015 — Dr. Hank Blauvelt has been named chief technology officer for fiber components firm Emcore Corp. Blauvelt joined Emcore in 2007 as chief scientist with principal responsibility for the development of technologies for linear fiber optic...
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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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Opsens Receives $1M-Plus Order for Fiber Optic Mining Sensors
QUEBEC CITY, Jan. 8, 2015 — Opsens Inc. has received an order worth more than $1 million for fiber optic sensor systems for mining operations in South America. Opsens will provide a monitoring system that will optimize mining operations to prevent negative impact on...
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Fiber Optic Center Names Strategic Marketing Director
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Jan 6, 2015 — Kathleen Skelton has joined Fiber Optic Center Inc. as director of strategic marketing. Skelton has expertise in business development, online strategy, social media, content marketing and more than 20 years of experience in the fiber optics...

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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. ...
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Light Propagation Made Visible in Solar Cells
JÜLICH, Germany, Jan. 2, 2015 — Near-field optical microscopy has provided a glimpse inside the workings of thin-films solar cells, potentially offering a route to optimizing them and other nanophotonic devices. The technique uses a glass fiber tip to measure the amount...

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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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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...
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Fiber Optic Center Technical Team has New Member
NEW BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 11, 2014 — Dan Rocheleau has joined the technical team at distributor Fiber Optic Center Inc. Rocheleau has spent his entire career, since 1986, in fiber optic assembly production with FONS, ADC and TE Connectivity. He has experience in several areas...

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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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MicroCare Names Fiber Optic Cleaning Products Manager
NEW BRITAIN, Conn., Dec. 5, 2014 — MicroCare Corp. has appointed Brian Teague of South Carolina to manage its Sticklers brand of fiber optic cleaning products. Teague has more than 18 years experience in fiber optics industry. He previously led the development of mechanical...

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Corning to Acquire Fiber Optics Business from Samsung
CORNING, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2014 — Looking to expand its presence in Asia, Corning Inc. plans acquire Samsung Electronics Co.’s fiber optics business early next year. The deal is subject to regulatory approval; the price was not disclosed. Involved in the transaction...
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Chip Puts Sound and Light on the Same Wavelength
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2014 — A new microchip generates both light waves and ultrahigh-frequency sound waves — and forces them to interact. “Our breakthrough is to integrate optical circuits in the same layer of material with acoustic devices in order to...

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Huber+Suhner Acquires Cube Optics
HERISAU, Switzerland, Nov. 7, 2014 — Telecommunications firm Huber+Suhner has acquired Cube Optics AG of Mainz, Germany. The price was not disclosed. Cube Optics develops, produces and sells wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) products and systems for fiber communications....
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Subwavelength Optical Fiber Sensitive to Sound
PARIS, Nov. 5, 2014 — Subwavelength optical fibers that produce a newly identified type of Brillouin light scattering could guide the development of highly sensitive sensors. A team at the Femto-ST Institute, in collaboration with the Institute of Optics’...

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Seven-Core Fiber Achieves Record 255 Tb/s Transmission
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, Nov. 4, 2014 — A new type of optical fiber has 21 times more bandwidth than is available in existing communications networks, potentially cutting the impending “optical transmission capacity crunch” off at the pass. A team from Eindhoven...
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Strong Photon-Photon Interaction Created in Fiber
VIENNA, Nov. 3, 2014 — An ultrathin glass fiber system could facilitate the interaction of pairs of photons. The technique, developed by a team at the Vienna University of Technology, could become an important tool in furthering quantum computing. To...

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NeoPhotonics to Buy Emcore’s Tunable Laser, Transceiver Product Lines
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 — NeoPhotonics will purchase Emcore Corp.’s tunable laser and transceiver product lines for $17.5 million. The deal is expected to be finalized by January, and includes the external-cavity laser-based integrable tunable laser assemblies...
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IntegraOptics Appoints New Sales Managers
LATHAM, N.Y., Oct. 23, 2014 — Fiber optic communications firm IntegraOptics Inc. has appointed Tony Westendorp and Randy Duncan as senior sales managers. Duncan is the former director of sales and technical engineering at NEC of America. For IntegraOptics, he will focus...

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Optogenetics Tests Memory Manipulation Theory
DAVIS, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — Optogenetics is giving scientists a better look at how different parts of the brain can work together to manipulate memories. Using the light-based technique, researchers at the University of California, Davis, have been able to erase...
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Elliot Scientific Distributes Gamma Scientific in Europe
HARPENDEN, England, Oct. 8, 2014 — Elliot Scientific, a supplier of laser, fiber optic and other systems, is now distributing within the U.K. and Ireland a range of light and optical test and measurement systems made by Gamma Scientific. Elliot Scientific also offers...

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Optical Switch Turns Polarization Into Direction
VIENNA, Oct. 7, 2014 — A single gold nanoparticle can translate light polarization into direction of propagation within ultrathin glass fiber. This “chiral waveguide coupler” can direct up to 94 percent of incident light in the desired direction, and...
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Fiber Optics Provide Early Warning for Landslides
CASERTA, Italy, Sept. 29, 2014 — Fiber optic sensors could warn people of imminent landslides, potentially saving lives and reducing destruction. A team at the Second University of Naples is developing sensor technology that could detect and monitor both large landslides...






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