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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 $2 million. The company projects that revenues from its remaining broadband fiber optics business will be in the range of $17 million to $19 million; that segment generated $14.3 million in revenue in the fourth quarter. Earlier this week,...

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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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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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