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Silicon emits photon pairs for quantum optics

Silicon emits photon pairs for quantum optics


Researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light--photon pairs--generated using a chip made from silicon.

ZTE takes stake in components vendor Enablence


Chinese optical systems vendor ZTE Corp. (H: 0763.HK/A: 000063.SZ) has invested CAD$2.7 million ($2.3 million) in Canadian optical components and subsystems supplier Enablence Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE: ENA).

Technology Review: Top 20 technologies for 2014 cover the range from basic R&D to new apps


Senior editor John Wallace identifies his top picks for the 20 most interesting photonics technology developments covered by Laser Focus World in 2014.

European MODE-GAP project commercially launches few-mode fiber erbium-doped amplifier

European MODE-GAP project commercially launches few-mode fiber erbium-doped amplifier


MODE-GAP, the European collaborative R&D project, which is investigating space-division multiplexing (SDM; or using a few-mode optical fiber's separate spatial modes to carry separate data channels) to help solve the potential upcoming capacity crunch within the telecommunications networks, has unveiled its latest commercial product: a few-mode fiber erbium=doped amplifier (FM-EDFA).

Two banner years


A list of the best of anything is a sure-fire publishing technique to attract an audience-and, true to form, our annual December Top 20 Technology Picks is one of the most-read articles online throughout the year.

Technician education helps meet staffing needs of the photonics community

Business Forum: Technician education helps meet staffing needs of the photonics community


Dr. Chrys Panayiotou, the director and principal investigator of the Laser & Fiber Optics Southeast Regional Center (LASER-TEC), talks about the well-recognized shortage of technicians in the photonics industry and progress in closing the gap—while providing a rewarding career path for young people and meeting the needs of manufacturers and service providers.

Silicon photonics now part of Huawei, imec partnership


Huawei and imec, the European nanophotonics research center, say they have extended their joint work on optical data link technology to include silicon photonics. The two expect to co-develop technology that will support high speeds, low power consumption, and cost savings.

Zemax headquarters in Redmond, WA; home of OpticStudio optical design software

Radiant Zemax spins off Zemax optical design software business unit


Reversing a 2011 merger, Radiant Zemax  has sold its Zemax optical design software business unit to Arlington Capital Partners , a private equity firm. Mark Nicholson, who had led the Zemax unit, has been named Zemax CEO.


Fiber optics center of deal between Corning and Samsung Image Courtesy of Wikipedia: Cable Master

Fiber optics business of Samsung acquired by Corning


Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW; Corning, NY) has reached agreement with Samsung Electronics to acquire its fiber optics business. Corning will integrate Samsung’s fiber optics business, with its manufacturing facilities in Gumi, South Korea, and Hainan, China, into the Corning Optical Communications business segment.


Fiber polisher from Krell processes bare fibers and maintains precise angle geometries


The Radian Polisher can process bare fibers while maintaining precise angle geometries.

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