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IRSC to establish lasers and fiber optics training center for southeast US

07/24/2014

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a prestigious, $2.9 million grant to Indian River State College (IRSC) to establish a highly sophisticated Lasers and Fiber Optics Regional Center to help meet the national need for skilled laser and fiber optics (LFO) technicians.

VI Systems patents 40-Gbps VCSEL

07/24/2014

Optical components specialist VI Systems GmbH says it has received a Notice of Allowance for a U.S. patent application from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), which means it now has a U.S. patent that covers the material composition of optoelectronic devices that include the company’s 40-Gbps vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL).

IEEE launches 25 Gigabit Ethernet Study Group

07/23/2014

Having had a proposal for 25 Gigabit Ethernet specifications fail to reach a vote this past March due to a perceived lack of interest, the IEEE now has decided that 25 Gigabit Ethernet might be worth pursuing after all. The organization has announced the formation of the IEEE 802.3 25 Gb/s Ethernet Study Group, which will research market opportunities and requirements for a single-lane 25-Gbps version of Ethernet.

Strategies in Biophotonics announces keynote speaker lineup

07/22/2014

The impressive keynote speaker lineup for Strategies in Biophotonics includes Robert S. Langer, Greg Olsen, Gregory Altshuler, and Aydogan Ozcan.

Funding innovation remains a challenge

07/17/2014

Delivering the necessary innovation for optical communications applications is one thing. Paying for it is another, particularly for developers of optical components and subsystems. Are partnerships with competitors a way out?

Nominations open for EPIC Phoenix Award (Entrepreneurship in Photonics)

07/14/2014

The European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC) Phoenix Award is presented annually to a European company that exemplifies the challenges and merits of photonics entrepreneurship.

Lightwave Optical Innovation Summit opens

07/14/2014

The event opens with a pair of pre-conference workshops in the afternoon. Meanwhile, exhibitors busily construct their booths while Alice Cooper breakfasts prior to tee time.

2014 Lightwave Innovation Awards

07/10/2014

We invited technology developers to submit products for review by our independent panel of judges.

US Conec offers singlemode pre-angled MT ferrule

07/09/2014

Fiber-optic connection specialist US Conec has unveiled singlemode pre-angled thermoplastic MT ferrules that it says will significantly improve connection process efficiency and performance.

Business Forum: The laser-focused society in the photonics community

07/08/2014

This is the third in a series of interviews with leaders of our professional societies to give us a better understanding of the ecosystem
of our industry.

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