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2011-08-15 22:37:36

Special issue on Space Multiplexed Optical Transmission features research from international teams at Bells Labs, Sumitomo Electric, OFS Labs, several universities Optical fiber communication is the backbone for the telecommunications infrastructure that supports the Internet. Fueled by emerging bandwidth-hungry applications and increases in computer processing power, Internet traffic has sustained exponential growth and this trend is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. To...

2011-05-26 07:25:00

SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Psiber Data Systems Inc. today announced the launch of LanExpert 85, a comprehensive hand-held network analyzer that provides expert assistance for all tiers of LAN installers, technicians and managers working with either copper or fiber media. Network problems are a constant source of frustration and result in highly expensive downtime. The average cost of network downtime has sky rocketed as bandwidth demands have increased. Network problems reduce...

2011-04-12 11:10:09

A new laser procedure could boost optical fiber communications; this technique could become essential for the future expansion of the Internet. It also opens up new frontiers in basic research Long-distance, high speed communications depend on lasers. But when information is transmitted down fiber optic cables, it's critical that the signal be clear enough to be decoded at the other end. Two factors are important in this respect: the color of the light, otherwise known as the wavelength, and...

2011-04-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon and NEC Corporation of America have jointly completed another industry first with a field trial transmitting high bit-rate technologies, including 100G, 450G and 1T (1 terabit or 1000G), coexisting on the same fiber. The results of the trial, which was performed last year on 3,560 kilometers (2,212 miles) of field fiber of Verizon's network in the Dallas area, were outlined in a post-deadline paper that was presented at the recent OFC/NFOEC...

2011-03-30 00:00:29

Ideal Applications Include 40 Gb/s Signal Emulation, In-Service Link PMD Measurement, Component Testing and More Chino, Calif. (PRWEB) March 28, 2011 General Photonics, a market leader in optical networking instruments, modules and components, today announced the general availability of its TCA-1000 SmartLightâ“ž¢, a tunable ASE source with 50 GHz channel spacing on the ITU grid. With a FWHM bandwidth of 0.3 nm, this fully polarized light source can be used to...

2011-03-09 14:52:00

PARIS, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that scientists from its research arm, Bell Labs, have demonstrated a range of optical technology advances at the optical industry's annual Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC) and National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) in Los Angeles, California. The next-generation optical innovations showcased by Bell Labs at OFC/NFOEC address some of the most pressing...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has readied its most demanding forward error correction (FEC) cores as standardized off-the-shelf products (ECC66100 series) for 100G optical transport. This technology can provide cost savings over optical compensation techniques, increase optical channel capacity, and extend the range of transmission for optical cables. The company will exhibit these FEC cores and its digital signal processing products at the...

2010-10-08 11:30:00

Companies selected today for initial build-out of the North Carolina Research and Education Network HICKORY, N.C., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MCNC announced today that three companies have been selected to share an estimated $20 million for construction related to the fiber-optic expansion of the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) in southeastern and western North Carolina. A fourth company was chosen for an additional $1.8 million contract for the optical design...

2010-09-22 00:35:01

Tokyo, Kawasaki and Beijing, Sept 22, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Fujitsu Limited, Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, and Fujitsu Research and Development Center Co., Ltd. of China today jointly announced that they have developed a digital signal processing algorithm that compensates for waveform distortion in signals sent over hundreds of kilometers of fiber-optic lines, as part of a long-haul transmission system, and that they have also reduced the size of the required circuitry by approximately...

2010-03-23 07:30:00

SAN JOSE and PALO ALTO, Calif., March 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanmina-SCI Corporation (Nasdaq: SANM), a leading global Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) company, and GigOptix (OTC Bulletin Board: GGOX), a leading provider of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world, today announced a manufacturing partnership to produce GigOptix' revolutionary high bandwidth polymer modulator designed for 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s long-haul optical transponders. "This partnership...