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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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2006-09-26 Researchers announce sugar-cube sized video projector
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering in Jena, Germany has produced a video projector the size of a sugar cube.
2001-03-27 Replacing wire with inexpensive plastic fiber solutions
This application note explains the advantages of a low-cost fiber-optic solution and ways to implement it using Cypress Semiconductor's CY7B923/933 HOTLink transceivers.
2001-08-29 Rayleigh insertion loss measurement
This application note describes a method for measurement of insertion loss using Rayleigh backscatter suited for instances where the insertion loss is relatively small (0.01dB to 5dB).
2001-08-29 Rayleigh backscatter fiber calibration
This application note explains the proper methods of calibrating the Rayleigh backscatter.
2001-09-10 Polygon size calculation
This application note discusses how to determine the polygon size in the selection of a motorized scanner.
2001-09-10 Polygon design tradeoffs
This application note details the tradeoffs when designing motor polygon assembly.
2001-03-27 Passive Optical Network As The Ultimate Solution For Broadband Access
This paper reviews current related technological development that has impact on Passive Optical Network (PON). It defines PON from physical layer and media access layer as it has currently been implemented.
2003-11-24 OSI Systems completes Schwartz acquisition
OSI Systems Inc. has completed a $1.5M acquisition of substantially all remaining assets of Schwartz Electro-Optics Inc. (SEO).
2016-03-31 OIF unveils PAM4 and NRZ modulations in the same app
The annual Optical Internetworking Forum at OFC 2016 demonstrates how both PAM4 and NRZ modulations can be used in the same application.
2005-11-24 New optical power meter instrument offers 100,000-readings/s
The new optical power meter instrument from dBm Optics provides both speed and repeatability when measuring fiber optic systems.
2003-03-19 NanoOpto, Integrated Photonics ink product development pact
NanoOpto Corp. has entered into a joint product development agreement with Integrated Photonics Inc.
2002-02-12 Molex transceivers operate over multi-, single-mode fibers
The MuxLink series of WWDM transceivers operates over both multi- and single-mode fibers, allowing up to 300m transmission distance in multimode fibers, while supporting up to 10km distances in single-mode fibers.
2013-07-12 MIT researchers find new way to trap light
The system sets up two waves that have the same wavelength, but exactly opposite phaseswhere one wave has a peak, the other has a troughso that the waves cancel each other out.
2002-06-26 Matsushita Inter-Techno to distribute LightPointe FSO equipment
LightPointe, a designer and manufacturer of carrier-class optical transmission equipment using Free-Space Optics technology, has entered into an international distribution agreement with Matsushita Inter-Techno Co. Ltd.
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.
2016-03-02 LED Engin rolls out double flux density emitters
The LZ4-04MDPB emitter includes a thinner flat glass lens, moving the secondary optics closer to the surface for greater illumination from fixtures with tightly controlled beam widths.
2004-08-31 LCDs offer 64.5-by-16.4mm viewing area
Xiamen Ocular Optics has announced the availability of its GDM 1602N LCD modules that offer a display format of 16-by-2 lines.
2004-09-06 LCD modules offer 20-by-2 display format
Xiamen Ocular Optics disclosed the availability of its latest LCD module that features a display format of 20-by-2 characters.
2001-09-10 Laser damage threshold
This application note is intended to inform Lincoln Laser's customers on the durability of its mirror coatings.
2003-07-30 Kanematsu pursues internal reorganization
The Kanematsu Group has announced that as part of its ongoing reorganization efforts, the managements of Kanematsu Devices Corp. will be absorbed into the IT Division of its parent company Kanematsu Corp.
2004-03-12 ITO glass supply on the rise
Supply of mainland China-made raw materials for midrange and low-end LCDs is on a climb, according to the China Optics and Optoelectronics Manufacturers Association.
2010-07-12 IPTV subscribers balloon to 102M by 2014
The number of IPTV subscribers is forecast to grow at a 25 percent compound rate to hit 102 million people in 2014, generating $46 billion in services revenue.
2008-04-14 Intel sells storage assets, cable biz to Emcore
Intel has signed a definitive agreement for Emcore to acquire the enterprise and storage assets of Intel's optical platform division as well as the Intel Connects Cables business.
2002-11-20 INRAD maintains services of DAK
INRAD Inc. has retained The DAK Group Ltd to represent the company's interests in certain acquisition pursuits in the Photonics industry.
2008-01-24 High-brightness laser engine ICs are customizable
Intense has introduced the Power Core 808 family of high-brightness, single-emitter laser engine chips that are easily customized for a wide variety of optics applications.
2016-05-03 Grasp LED light intensity curves for grow light apps
In this article, we explain how LED light intensity curves can be used for grow light apps.
2001-08-29 Fresnel insertion loss measurement
This application note describes a method for measurement of insertion loss using Fresnel reflections suited for instances where the insertion loss is relatively large (3dB to 30dB).
2006-09-20 Fiber-optic product line suits military, aerospace apps
The FCI Fiber Optics product line may be used in a variety of military, aerospace and commercial applications including industrial, data and communications optical devices.
2002-07-01 Fiber-optic cable makers begin mass production of preform rods
Local fiber-optic cable manufacturers in China, with the support of their government, have embarked on the mass production of preform rod, a key material in optical fiber manufacturing.
2007-01-04 Fiber components withstand harsh outside plant environments
APA Cables & Networks announced a line of fiber connectivity products that can withstand harsh environmental conditions commonly found in outside plant applications.
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