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Nanyang Technological University launches $80 million Photonics Institute for fiber-optic, laser, and optical research

Nanyang Technological University launches $80 million Photonics Institute for fiber-optic, laser, and optical research

10/31/2014

Nanyang Technological University (NTU; Singapore) has launched the SGD Photonics Institute, which owes its existence to a partnership between NTU and the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton (Southampton, England).

Hollow-core antiresonant optical fibers: Part II

10/28/2014

I have received a very informative email from Walter Belardi of the ORC, who notes that the hollow-core "nested-ring" design that I discussed in my last blog had originally been proposed by Belardi and Jonathan Knight at the beginning of 2014, both doing their research at the University of Bath (Bath, England).

Seven-core optical fiber transmits 255 Tbit/s over 1 km

Seven-core optical fiber transmits 255 Tbit/s over 1 km

10/28/2014

An international team of researchers has combined a seven-core few-mode optical fiber with compact 3D waveguide multiplexers and frequency-domain multiple-input multiple-output equalization to transmit 255 Tbit/s of data over a 1 km fiber span; this data rate allows 21 times more bandwidth than is currently available in fiber-optic communication networks. The system uses 50 wavelength carriers on a 50 GHz grid.

Thorlabs acquires Corning's quantum cascade laser business

10/27/2014

Photonics products manufacturer Thorlabs acquired Corning Incorporated's quantum cascade laser (QCL) business and associated optical semiconductor technologies research group in a private transaction.

NeoPhotonics acquires EMCORE's narrow linewidth tunable laser product line

10/25/2014

Photonic integrated circuit (PIC) manufacturer NeoPhotonics Corporation will purchase the assets of EMCORE's tunable laser and transceiver product lines.

Biophotonics innovators amongst Edmund Optics' 2014 Education Award winners

10/15/2014

Optical components maker Edmund Optics has named the recipients of its 2014 Educational Award program—an award given in recognition of outstanding undergraduate and graduate optics programs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics at non-profit colleges and universities worldwide.

Fiber Optic Center offers AngstromLap ULTIMAS Final Polish Lapping Film

10/15/2014

Fiber Optic Center Inc. has extended the AngstromLap line of polishing films with the ULTIMAS High-Performance Final Film. The ULTIMAS film is designed to provide excellent polishing performance on high-end polishing machines while using only water for cleaning and lubrication.

Optoelectronics Research Centre to sell advanced optical fiber commercially

10/14/2014

The Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) at the University of Southampton is making its next-generation optical fiber available for purchase by systems engineers and researchers. 

Ways to celebrate IYL 2015

10/10/2014

With 2015 fast approaching, I'm disappointed that I don't have anything specifically lined up related to the event, so I thought I'd do a little research and find out what's on tap for IYL2015.

Silicon photonics, QD laser interconnect company RANOVUS announces $24M funding

10/09/2014

A new $24 million dollar round of financing was announced for RANOVUS, provider of multi-terabit interconnect solutions for datacenter and optical communications networks.

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