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Source Photonics invests in next-gen FTTx technologies

Created February 21, 2017

Source Photonics has expanded investments in its 10G PON OLT and ONU product lines to support the upcoming fixed access network upgrade cycle from EPON and GPON to 10GEPON and XG(S)PON. The investment is at all levels of manufacturing, including laser chips and advanced optical modules.



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Apex Technologies to launch ultra-high resolution OSA

Created February 20, 2017

Ultra-high performance test equipment specialist, Apex Technologies, has announced plans to launch updated versions of a number of key products – the compact high resolution optical spectrum analyser (OSA), ultra-high resolution OSA and optical complex spectrum analyser (OCSA).



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OFC 2017: Optimizing data centre placement, network design to strengthen Cloud computing

Created February 20, 2017

A US researcher has developed a mathematical model that offers the potential to improve the flow of internet traffic generated by cloud computing by optimizing data centre placement and utilizing distance-adaptive transmission technology. The work will be presented at the forthcoming OFC conference at Los Angeles Convention Center, Ca, between 21 – 23 March 2017.



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FTTH conference details costs of fibre-based Gigabit Society

Created February 20, 2017

Annual conference in Marseille hears necessary investment will be “significant but achievable”. Pictured left: Ronan Kelly and Erzsebet Fitori.

At the FTTH Conference, Marseille (16-18 February 2017), the FTTH Council Europe made public the first results of its updated study into the cost of deploying FTTH throughout the EU. The Council’s research shows that the outstanding costs of full fibre coverage in the EU are €156 billion as input to the ongoing legislative debate on the proposal for a European Electronic Communications Code.



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Fibre optic cleaver and stripper market forecast to grow faster

Created February 20, 2017

Global sales of fibre optic cleavers and strippers will grow from $38.7 million in 2016 to $42.6 million in 2021, after which the value is forecast to increase at a much faster pace to the year 2026.

These are some of the key conclusions from market analyst ElectroniCast Consultants, which has just released its annual study of the use of selected cleavers and strippers for optical fibre preparation.



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Viavi supplies 400G testers across the high-speed optical networking ecosystem

Created February 17, 2017

Viavi Solutions has sold its ONT-600 400G tester to companies representing a significant cross-section of the high-speed optical networking ecosystem, demonstrating momentum in this rapidly-growing test category. Customers range from chip, module and network equipment manufacturers, to a Tier-1 US-based carrier, to a leader in industrial leasing solutions.



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Dutch researchers transmit 10 bits on a single photon

Created February 17, 2017

Researchers at the University of Twente’s MESA+ Research Institute have transmitted more than 10 bits of information using a single photon. They achieved this using an ingenious method for detecting individual photons. They say that the knowledge gained from this study can be used to improve the security and speed of quantum communication.

The research results were published in the scientific journal Optics Express.



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XKL commits to flexible network architecture with range of inline amplifiers

Created February 17, 2017

Suite of inline amplifiers reduce noise figure for added efficiency, cost-effectiveness and customer manageability.

XKL, a developer of fibre optic networking systems, has announced a new generation of amplifier products, integrated with the rest of its DarkStar family. The inline amplifier solutions are all Class 1M laser products, thus allowing for simple deployments and management.



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Lumentum unveils higher output power 200W pump laser

Created February 17, 2017

Source leverages established, reliable pump platform; accelerates development of 2kW+ fibre lasers.

Lumentum has added a 200 W output power fibre-coupled pump laser module – called the ST2 – to its portfolio. This new diode laser leverages the established record of Lumentum’s high-brightness pump laser range.

The ST2 supports the build-your-own kilowatt laser market. Available now in volume quantities, the ST2 diode laser was first showcased at SPIE Photonics West, earlier in February in San Francisco, Calif.



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NeoPhotonics samples PAM4-based 400G Pluggable CFP8 transceiver

Created February 17, 2017

400G CFP8 Modules utilize NeoPhotonics’ high-performance components on links up to 10km.

NeoPhotonics, a developer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive networks, has begun sampling its 400G CFP8 transceiver modules, designed for data center interconnection and client side telecom applications. This CFP8 represents the first step on the company’s 400G roadmap for data center and client applications.



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