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Solitons in optical fiber help model large oceanic 'rogue waves'


Researchers from CNRS-Université de Franche-Comté (Besançon, France), University College Dublin, Belfield (Dublin, Ireland), the University of Auckland (Auckland, New Zealand), and Tampere University of Technology (Tampere, Finland) have presented an overview of the technique of using optical solitons and other nonlinear optical phenomena to model the appearance and behavior of rare but gigantic oceanic "rogue waves."

Gaussian encoding guarantees ultimate capacity of optical communication channels

Gaussian encoding guarantees ultimate capacity of optical communication channels


What are the fundamental physical limits to the rate of information transmission over optical communication links? Raul García-Patrón, former member of the Theory Division of Professor Ignacio Cirac at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics (Garching, Germany), and collaborators from Scuola Normale Superiore and Istituto Nanoscienze-CNR (Pisa, Italy), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium), and the Steklov Mathematical Institute and the National Research University Higher School of Economics (both in Moscow, Russia), have now answered this question.

Kaiam closes funding round, targets volume manufacturing


Optical component and transceiver developer Kaiam Corp. says it has closed an approximately $35 million round of new equity investment. The company will use the new wealth to fund volume manufacturing of products based on its hybrid photonic integration expertise.

Coherent optical receivers - the complete answer


Pulling the signal out of a coherent transmission isn't easy. Fortunately, technology has found the answer.

Photonic reservoir computing--a new tool for speech recognition


So what is photonic reservoir computing? After browsing through several abstracts and papers, I'm still not entirely sure.

JDSU management details split, M&A possibilities


Management at JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) promised attendees of an analyst meeting September 11 that the independent communications and commercial optical products (CCOP) company it plans to spin out by the third quarter of 2015 will be debt free and adequately stocked with cash. Yet management left several questions unanswered – or at least not answered to the satisfaction of the audience. A principle area of dissatisfaction: the apparent unwillingness of either new company to be market consolidators.

BinOptics launches 25G CWDM lasers for 100G interconnection


BinOptics Corp. has announced the availability of 25G lasers at four wavelengths (1270, 1290, 1310, and 1330 nm), which combine to be suitable for 100G in data center networks through course wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM).

500 GHz photon switch is based on subnanometer-scale-engineered optical fiber

500 GHz photon switch is based on subnanometer-scale-engineered optical fiber


Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have built the first 500 GHz photon switch, an approach made possible by advances in the control of a strong optical beam using only a few photons, and by the scientists' ability to engineer the optical fiber itself with accuracy down to the molecular level.

JDSU to split in two


JDSU announced after trading closed September 10 its intention to split its optical components and test and measurement businesses into two publicly traded companies. The move would save approximately $50 million in combined expenses and allow the two business units greater flexibility, company management asserts.

Business Forum: A society for the optical science ecosystem


This is the fourth in a series of interviews with leaders of our professional societies. I interviewed Liz Rogan, CEO of The Optical Society  (OSA), because this professional society is a vital part of our industry’s infrastructure.

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