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Google

22 March 2011
Over the last few years, Google has been doing the conference circuit to talk about its technological desires, to make sure the market responds to its need.  And the Optical Society of America (OSA) Executive Forum, a one-day seminar that precedes OFC/NFOEC, was no exception, with Google senior network architect Bikash Koley appearing twice.
 


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Infinera details terabit photonic chips

16 March 2011
Infinera has given first details of its terabit coherent detection photonic integrated circuits (PICs). The transmitter and receiver PIC pair implement ten 100Gbps channels over a fibre.  Infinera has also demonstrated its 5x100Gbps PICs carrying traffic on Interoute Communications’ pan-European network.
 


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ADVA adds reach and agility to its optical platform

16 March 2011.
ADVA Optical Networking has entered the long-haul market by enhancing the wavelength provisioning and performance of its established FSP 3000 platform. Three technology components – an advanced reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM), 100 Gpbs transport and an advanced control plane - have been added to enable more flexible provisioning of high-speed DWDM lightpaths.
 


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ADVA trials low-latency 100G solution for metro networks

15 February 2011.
As the European project 100 Gigabit Ethernet Transport (100-GET) comes to a conclusion, equipment vendor ADVA Optical Networking has reported the successful field trial of a low-cost, low-latency 100Gbps modulation format for metro network applications.  The trial took place over the metro network of an unnamed, tier one European carrier.
 


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Avago claims industry first with 30Gbps SerDes

14 February 2011.

Avago Technologies has demonstrated its first serial/deserialiser (SerDes) implemented in a 28nm CMOS process technology. The company admits that other firms have adopted 28nm CMOS but Avago claims its SerDes, for embedded application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) designs, is the first to be demonstrated operating at 30 Gbps.
 


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FTTH adoption must accelerate, says EU Commissioner

14 February 2011.
The number of FTTH subscribers in Europe increased 18% in the last six months to reach nearly 3.9 million (8.1 million including Russia), according to the latest update to the FTTH Rankings announced by the FTTH Council Europe at its annual conference in Milan, Italy.  However, the industry needs to accelerate deployment if it is to meet EU targets, warned Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda.
 


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Nanopillar lasers bring optical interconnects closer

14 February 2011.
Researchers at the University of California Berkeley (UCB) have developed a new type of hybrid silicon laser based on nanopillars of gallium arsenide deposited directly on a silicon wafer.  Connie Chang-Hasnain and her team claim this is the first time that gallium arsenide has been grown on silicon using a process that’s compatible with standard CMOS manufacturing.
 


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NeoPhotonics looks to stock markets for growth

14 February 2011.
It’s been a long time since a pure optical components company staged an IPO, but planar lightwave circuit manufacturer NeoPhotonics has just proved that it’s still possible.  The company went public on the New York Stock Exchange on 2 February priced at $11 per share to raise a grand total of $82.5m (€61m).
 


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10 Gigabit PON goes commercial

14 February 2011
Alcatel-Lucent claims it is the first vendor to offer broadband access platforms supporting XG-PON1, the 10 Gigabit GPON standard.  The vendor has developed an XG-PON1 line card for use in its ISAM access nodes that deliver copper and fibre-based broadband.
 


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Intel, US military back new silicon photonics foundry

14 February 2011
Research into optoelectronic integrated circuits is becoming more intense judging by the news that Intel and the US military are backing a new silicon photonics foundry.  The Optoelectronic Systems Integration in Silicon (OpSIS) project was officially launched on 1 February.
 


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