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Inverse design algorithm produces integrated photonic devices automatically from the 'full design space'

Inverse design algorithm produces integrated photonic devices automatically from the 'full design space'

05/29/2015

Odd-looking diffractive structures strive for optimum performance with smallest size.

Silicon photonics beamsplitter is smallest yet

05/26/2015

University of Utah engineers developed an ultracompact beamsplitter that brings silicon photonic chips closer.

Salaries in photonics reflect regional and gender differences

05/19/2015

A survey by SPIE finds that salaries in optics and photonics are rising highest in China and median salaries for women continue to lag those of men by about 40%.

Fiber-optic laser-scanning microscope focuses on brain tissue

05/15/2015

Neuroscientists and bioengineers have created a miniature, fiber-optic microscope to peer inside a living brain.

IBM demonstrates silicon photonics platform

05/14/2015

IBM has announced its silicon photonics efforts have reached a new milestone with the demonstration of an optical engine for 4x25-Gbps optical interconnect for applications up to 2 km. An IBM source says the company can now support reference design kits (RDKs) and has partners interested in leveraging its silicon photonics platform for their own purposes.

Japanese machine tool manufacturer to invest in Lumentum

05/14/2015

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) says that Amada Holdings Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that makes machine tools for metal fabrication, has agreed to buy up to $40 million of preferred stock of a subsidiary of Lumentum Holdings Inc. Lumentum, currently the Communications and Commercial Optical Products (CCOP) business unit of JDSU, will spin out of the company in the third quarter of this year

OIF tackles integrated photonics projects, publishes 100G IAs

05/07/2015

The Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) continued to keep a number of project plates spinning at its quarterly meeting in Lisbon last month. The group announced it has begun initial work on technical specifications for high bandwidth optical modulators and receivers for coherent transmission applications. Members approved implementation agreements (IAs) for 100G applications, while several OIF technical committees met to continue work on the FlexEthernet and Common Electrical Interface (CEI) projects begun last year.

CLEO:2015 to focus on optics and microscopy trends, showcase latest exhibitor offerings

05/06/2015

CLEO:2015 is ready to take place May 10-15 in San Jose, CA, where close to 250 companies will showcase their latest products.

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05/05/2015

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CLEO/Laser Focus World 2015 Innovation Awards

05/04/2015

Aurea Technology, Northrop Grumman Cutting Edge Optronics, and Inrad Optics are this year's winners in the Analytical Instruments or Systems, Lasers and Sources, and Optical Components categories, respectively.

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