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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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2003-05-29 Agilent presents hot-pluggable SFP fiber-optic transceivers
Agilent Technologies Inc. has presented two small form factor pluggable (SFP) fiber optic transceiver modules that are "hot-pluggable," and operate at 3.3V 10 percent.
2002-05-31 Agilent fiber-optic transceivers feature de-latch mechanism
Designed for use in Fibre Channel SANs, the HFBR-570AL and HFBR-520ALP SFP fiber-optic transceivers include a de-latch mechanism that eases the unplugging of the devices in high-density applications.
2004-06-07 AFOP fiber-optic amps operate to 1,560nm
The FTTP series of fiber-optic amplifiers from Alliance Fiber Optics Product features a pass wavelength range of up to 1,560nm.
2002-12-27 Aeroflex terminates fiber-optic modulator operation
Aeroflex Inc. has announced that they will discontinue manufacturing their fiber-optic lithium niobate modulator devices.
2004-06-29 Advanced Tech fiber-optic adapters have 2dB insertion loss
The JSAMTRJ fiber-optic MTRJ adapters from Advanced Tech feature an insertion loss and repeatability of 0.2dB.
2002-01-22 ADI laser diode driver features dual-loop control for fiber-optic apps
The ADN2843 is a 10.7Gbps laser diode driver with dual-loop control for average power and extinction ratio.
2005-05-05 Acksys' new serial to fiber optic converter allows easy setup
The RD320-OF serial RS232/422/485 to single mode fiber optic media converter from Acksys allows to easily and quickly connect industrial serial links to the long distance optic fiber network.
2003-12-22 A Thermoelectric Cooler Temperature Controller for Fiber Optic Lasers
This application note discusses the specifics of a thermoelectric cooler temperature controller for fiber optic lasers.
2003-03-10 5100-Series IF-Band Fiber-Optic Links Perinstallation Guide
This application note discusses the configuration and installation of the 5100-series fiber-optic links.
2001-04-11 50Mbps fiber-optic receivers
This application note describes the use of four Philips Semiconductors devices (NE5211, NE5214, NE5210 and NE5217) specifically designed for use as fiber-optic receiver components.
2003-05-12 1Gb/s Fiber Optic Transmitter Design using Xicor Digitally Controlled Potentiometers (XDCPs)
This application note illustrates the use of a Xicor XDCP in the design of a switching power supply.
2000-02-20 155 Mb/s Fiber Optic "Light to Logic" Receivers for OC3/STM1
This application note details the operation and usage of the RCV1551 and RGR1551 Light to Logic SONET/SDH modules. Both models are 155Mbps, multi-sourced, SONET/SDH modules, capable of operating in a temperature range of -40C to 85C.
2008-04-23 150Mbit/s fiber optic transceiver supports MOST Rev 3.0
Melexis has developed the MLX75605, a single-package solution for a 150Mbit/s fiber optic transceiver dedicated to MOST Rev. 3.0 enabling access to the newly defined MOST150 PHY.
2002-03-14 $725M fund for Dongbu fiber-optic development projects bared
The Administration Committee of the Wuhan Donghu Hi-tech Development Zone has disclosed plans to invest $725 million to boost the development of fiber-optic cables, optic communication systems and equipment, and laser equipment.
2002-04-04 Zhongkang Fiber commences cable plant expansion
Zhongkang Fiber Optical Cable Co. Ltd, a subsidiary of Chengdu PTIC Telecommunication Cable Co. Ltd, has begun the second phase of its expansion program.
2003-07-04 Zarlink transceiver consumes 25 percent less power
Zarlink Semiconductor has expanded its portfolio of parallel fiber optic modules with the launch of the 4-channel pluggable fiber optic transceiver.
2002-03-04 Zarlink parallel fiber modules features 30Gbps data rate
The MFT62340A-J transmitter and MFR62340A-J receiver 12-channel parallel fiber modules offer a channel data rate of 155Mbps to 2.5Gbps, for an aggregate bandwidth of 30Gbps.
2003-11-07 Year Round SC/SC adapter suits WLAN apps
Designed for wireless LAN (WLAN) applications, the SC-547 SC/SC adapter from Year Round Technology Corp. features a ceramic sleeve, zirconia ferrules, PBT and PVC receptacle, and PBP dust cap.
2003-11-14 Year Round connectors feature 1.5mm amplitude
The STP-9 one-piece ST fiber-optic connector from Year Round Technology Corp. is available in single-mode and multimode, including high-bandwidth multimode.
2000-04-01 Workstation Multimedia Outlet (WMO)
This application note describes the company's Workstation Multimedia Outlet (WMO) and its basic system functions in networking applications.
2002-02-14 Well Genius to build production plant in China
Hong Kong fiber-optic cable company Well Genius Technology Ltd plans to double its production capacity by building a plant in Nanjing, China. The products will be used in trucking networks.
2002-03-26 Wavesplitter PBC passes Telcordia endurance tests
Wavesplitter has announced the addition of micro-optic polarization beam combiners (PBC) into its amplifier component product family.
2003-02-17 Wavelength shifting hikes fiber capacity
An alternative to WDM is WSM, where channels may be safely multiplexed into a single fiber and demultiplexed into separate channels at the receiver.
2003-08-26 Vitesse to sell optical systems assets to Avanex
Vitesse Semiconductor has entered into a transaction to sell certain assets of its optical systems division to Avanex Corp.
2002-07-26 Vitesse ends work on upcoming 10Gb, 40Gb chips
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. is trimming its product lines, excising those whose prospects have withered in the telecom recession said CEO Louis Tomasetta.
2002-11-06 Verrillon acquires ADC's passive components unit
Verrillon Inc. has acquired ADC's passive photonic components business unit in Canberra, Australia.
2004-02-11 Usurf to take over SunWest Communications
Usurf America Inc. has formed a definitive agreement to acquire SunWest Communications Inc.
2005-01-17 USB-based data acquisition devices come of age
The widespread adoption of USB has proven useful for many applications, including measurement and automation.
2010-10-05 University physicists break color barrier for sending, receiving photons
University of Oregon scientists have invented a way to change the color of single photons in a fiber optic cable. This laser-tweaked feat could be a quantum step forward in terms of transferring and receiving high volumes of secured data for future generations of the Internet.
2012-08-30 Ultrathin lens eliminates optical aberrations
Applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences created a 60nm flat lens that focuses light without imparting the distortions of conventional lenses.
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