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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. Huber+Suhner said the acquisition will benefit its business in the strategic market segments of data centers and fiber to the home (FTTH), as well as give access to Cube Optics’ free-space optics technology. In 2013, Cube Optics...

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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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Edwards Joins AFL as EMEA President
DUNCAN, S.C., Sept. 25, 2014 — AFL, a global provider of fiber optic solutions, has named Phil Edwards the new president of its Europe/Middle East/Africa (EMEA) division. Edwards will be responsible for leading the company’s operations in the EMEA region, and...

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Photon State Teleported 25 km
GENEVA, Sept. 22, 2014 — Swiss physicists have attained quantum teleportation over more than four times the distance they achieved a decade ago. A team at the University of Geneva has successfully teleported the quantum state of a photon to a crystal via 25 km of...
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Photon Switch Called the Fastest of its Kind
SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 — A novel ultrafast photon switch could pave the way to a new class of sensitive receivers, faster sensors and optical-processing devices. A team from the University of California, San Diego, created the 500-GHz photon switch, which they have...

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Transceivers Drive Finisar Revenue
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 — Fiber optics firm Finisar Corp. reported its eighth consecutive quarter of revenue growth, but said clients’ ordering practices could bring the streak to an end. The company’s first quarter of fiscal 2015 ended July 27. Revenues...
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Fibercore Acquires Fibertronix
SOUTHAMPTON, Hampshire, England, Sept. 1, 2014 — Fibercore has acquired Fibertronix of Hudiksvall, Sweden, for an undisclosed sum. Fibertronix produces specialty fiber and hermetic carbon and high-temperature polyimide coatings for harsh environments, targeting the oil and gas and medical...

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Researchers Propose Lossless Nano-Optical Cables
EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada, Aug. 21, 2014 — New research proposes lossless nano-optical fibers small enough to replace copper wiring in computer chips. “We’re already transmitting data from continent to continent using fiber optics, but the killer application is using...
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Oclaro Ends FY14 in Black After Business Unit Sales
SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 — After selling business segments for a total of about $120 million, optical communications firm Oclaro Inc. ended its fiscal year June 28 with earnings of $17.8 million, an improvement over its fiscal 2013 net loss of $122.7 million. The...

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Fiber Optic Sensors Market Projected to Reach $2.2B by 2018
WELLESLEY, Mass., Aug. 12, 2014 — The global market for fiber optic sensors is expected to reach $2.2 billion by 2018, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 percent since 2013, according to a BCC Research analysis. The firm said the defense industry is...
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Hydrogen Prevents UV Damage in Optical Fiber
GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 12, 2014 — Hydrogen can fortify optical fibers, making them capable of sustained transmission of high-intensity UV light. A team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology created the new fibers, which they said could help reduce errors...

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Yenista Opens US Office
LANNION, France, Aug. 12, 2014 — Yenista Optics has opened a sales support and repair center in Newbury Park, Calif. The office will support Yenista’s test equipment for semiconductor manufacturers developing silicon photonic and dense wavelength division...
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Measurements Show On-Chip Topological Light Is Robust
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 4, 2014 — On-chip topological light exhibits less energy loss and is more consistent than light at the interior of an array, a recent experimental study shows. These qualities of robustness and consistency are vital for the integration of such arrays for...

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Earnings Erode in Third Quarter at Coherent
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 31, 2014 — Coherent Inc. reported a net income of $13 million in the third quarter of its current fiscal year, compared to 16.7 million in the third quarter of fiscal 2013, a 22 percent decrease. “Our third-quarter results were somewhat...
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Fiber Lasers for Materials Processing Drive Earnings at IPG
OXFORD, Mass., July 30, 2014 — IPG Photonics Corp reported earnings of $48.3 million in the second quarter of 2014, saying high-power fiber laser sales increased by 22 percent and other products performed well. The earnings represent a 15.8 percent increase over the...

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Newport to Acquire Fiber-Laser Firm V-Gen
IRVINE, Calif., July 25, 2014 — Newport Corp. has entered into an agreement to acquire V-Gen Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of pulsed fiber lasers headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel. The sale price was not disclosed, but Newport said V-Gen is expected to generate sales...
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Pickering Chooses Japanese Representative
CLACTON-ON-SEA, Essex, England, July 23, 2014 — Pickering Interfaces Ltd. has chosen Andor System Support Co. Ltd. of Tokyo as its new representative in Japan. Pickering designs and manufactures modular optical and electronic signal switching and instrumentation for use in test and...






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