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What is fiber optics?
Fiber optics refer to any filament that is made of dielectric materials, which guides light, whether or not it is used to transmit signals.
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2006-10-03 MDKs ease deployment of copper-to-POF converters
Firecomms said its two new MDKs will enable the rapid deployment of copper-to-POF converters and repeaters for 1394b and Fast Ethernet.
2002-02-25 Material converts IR waves into visible light
A team from the University of Buffalo has developed an organic material, which is capable of absorbing three photons at IR wavelengths and re-emitting the light in the visible spectrum.
2011-05-02 M/A COM acquires Optomai, 40/100Gbps chips
Optomai's product portfolio complements M/A-COM Tech's CATV/broadcast and point-to-point/infrastructure businesses, and will help it penetrate the booming optical communications market.
2009-05-07 Lumitex builds Asian manufacturing site in Taiwan
Lumitex Inc. has established the West Coast R&D Center in Irvine, California, and Asian manufacturing center in Taipei, Taiwan to help develop, apply and produce illumination solutions using patented LED and fiber optic technologies for electronics applications on the West Coast and in Asia.
2004-01-08 Luminent unifies branding with Taiwan subsidiary
Luminent has announced brand unification between its Luminent and Optronics Int. Corp. (OIC) divisions into LuminentOIC.
2002-10-07 Lucent closes sale deal with Corning
Lucent Technologies has completed the sale of its interests in Lucent Technologies Shanghai Fiber Optic Co. Ltd. and Lucent Technologies Beijing Fiber Optic Cable Co. Ltd, to Corning Inc.
2002-02-25 Lithium niobate crystal production base breaks ground in Hubei
The Sichuan Institute of Piezoelectric and Acoustic Technology has cooperated with Hubei Danjing Electronic Material Co. Ltd to establish a lithium niobate crystal production base in Hubei, China.
2002-03-18 LightPointe FSO device delivers 2.5Gbps over 1km
Designed using free-space optical (FSO) technology, the FlightSpectrum 2.5 optical transmitter delivers a full-duplex bandwidth of 2.5Gbps over 1km via line-of-sight transmission of data, voice, and video.
2002-05-29 LightPath invests in LightChip
LightPath Technologies Inc., a manufacturer and integrator of fiber-optic components for the telecom industry, has invested $1.5 million in LightChip Inc., an optical networking company.
2002-07-31 LeCroy adopts New Focus 3.5GHz converter for oscilloscope
LeCroy Corp. has selected New Focus Inc.'s 3.5GHz optical-to-electrical converter for its WaveMaster 8500 oscilloscope to analyze fiber-optic signal data.
2002-10-15 KVH obtains U.S. patents for DSP technology
KVH Ind. Inc. has received a U.S. patent for its technological breakthrough that enables the company to produce AHRS-grade fiber optic gyros at a fraction of the cost of competing products.
2002-10-10 Koncent DWDM module has 4.5dB max insertion loss
Fuzhou Koncent Optical Communication's 100G DWDM module exhibits a maximum insertion loss of 4.5dB and a minimum directivity of 50dB.
2008-01-16 JDSU offers structured cabling test products
JDSU will unveil several new task-ready tools for network and enterprise test including the LanScaperPRO network tester, TestifierPRO cable tester and fiber-optic test kits at the Winter BICSI Conference 2008.
2003-03-31 JDS Uniphase platform adopts NI software
JDS Uniphase Corp. has selected National Instruments Corp.'s LabVIEW graphical development software as the preferred environment for use with the JDS Uniphase Multiple Application Platform fiber-optic test product line.
2004-04-07 Japan connector production down 12.91 percent in 2003
Production of connectors in Japan dropped 12.91 percent year-on-year last year.
2002-12-24 ITT to acquire Northrop Grumman unit
ITT Ind. Inc. has signed an agreement with Northrop Grumman Corp. to acquire the VEAM/TEC division of Northrop's Component Technologies sector.
2003-03-11 Interfacing the 1724-Type Microprocessor-controlled EDFA via a Serial Communication Port
This application note describes the communication protocol and the commands to instruct the 1724-type EDFA to perform the desired operation.
2005-11-22 Interconnect system targets apps in severe environmental conditions
The PRO BEAM connector series from Tyco Electronics is a fiber optic interconnect specifically designed for high data rate connections where resistance to severe environmental conditions is important.
2001-12-01 Intelligent tests for optical designs
This technical article discusses how optical communications engineers can learn from standard routing and signaling tests when working with fast switch fabrics.
2007-12-20 Intel sells telecom assets to Emcore for $85M
Emcore and Intel have entered a definitive agreement for Emcore to acquire the telecom-related portion of the latter's optical platform division for $85 million.
2004-01-16 Innovation thrives in optical transports
Our contributors show that while optical-transport markets may still be stuck in the doldrums, innovation continues in making that transport as efficient as possible.
2002-01-17 Initiative looks to drive 40Gbps optical networks
Component and systems vendors have allied to promote 40Gbps networking, hoping to convince carriers that the technology is feasible both in its economics and its complex physics.
2004-06-18 Infineon to refocus its global design network
Despite improving business conditions, Infineon Technologies AG is reducing scaling back its international design and development centers as it struggles to manage the costs of its R&D network, industry sources said.
2003-03-18 Infineon ships low power 10GbE transceiver
The company has begun shipment of its TenGiPHY single-chip transceivers for use in 10GbE WAN or LAN PHY devices.
2003-03-17 Infineon ships "intelligent" optical link monitors
The company has released a family of fiber-optic transceiver modules that feature "intelligent" capabilities for reliable monitoring performance.
2002-05-24 Infineon MAC implements SRP for ring-based networks
Infineon Technologies AG has unveiled the Rhea Resilient Packet Ring MAC that implements the Spatial Reuse Protocol (SRP) for ring-based fiber-optic networks.
2003-08-15 Infineon forges alliance with Taiwan-based firm
Infineon Technologies has signed an agreement with United Epitaxy Co. of Taiwan, to set up a fiber-optic component joint venture company.
2003-03-03 India-based telecom providers to deploy Corning optical fibers
Tata Teleservices and Videsh Sanchar Nigam will jointly deploy Corning's optical fiber along a major portion of their long-distance network
2002-12-26 Huaguang Ceramics establishes optical components venture
Shandong Zibo Huaguang Ceramics Co. Ltd has entered into an agreement with Phoenix Japan Inc. and DSCOM Inc. to establish a joint venture named Zibo Huaguang Phoenix Optoelectronic Co. Ltd. With a registered capital of $13.8 million, the joint venture will mainly produce high-end eramic cores, ceramic sleeve, fiber-optic connector, and jumper for optic communication applications.
2004-02-16 Honda offers Stratos MU connectors
Honda Connectors Inc. has appointed Stratos Lightwave Inc. as a value-added reseller of its MU fiber-optic connector products in North America and Europe.
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