This week Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy reviews stories on data center transceiver sales, Verizon's new look, new funding for a lucky company, and the future of plastic optical fiber.
Optical component companies showed their worth this week, both to investors and to acquirers. Meanwhile, the government gets cloudy and the IEEE steps lively, says Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by Viavi Solutions.
With the FTTH Connect conference recently concluded, there's a lot of FTTx news this week. Plus a peak at the data center interconnect market. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has it all in the Friday 5. Sponsored by Viavi Solutions.
The U.S. Dept. of Commerce has another Chinese company in its sights, there's a network for sale, and 50 Gbps is about to be everywhere in the Ethernet ecosystem. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has the details. Sponsored by Lumentum.
Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy celebrates his birthday with a look at a likely hot topic at OFC 2016, what's gotten into the IEEE, and all that fallout surrounding ZTE.
Forward error correction is the addition or interleaving of redundancy into a data stream allowing for correction of errors during reception without retransmission. This chapter describes how forward error correction is used alongside coherent...
All fiber transmission systems incorporate lasers, LEDs, and photodetectors. Other active devices, such as optical amplifiers, are used in long haul, CATV, or FTTx installations. This chapter introduces the various roles of active components along...
Passive devices allow users to split, direct, switch, tap and multiplex optical signals. This chapter looks at the types available today, from simple components to complex integrations used in DWDM, FTTx and ROADM applications.
For those designing fiber optic communication systems, this chapter explains how to perform loss budgets for singlemode and multimode systems. Details include how to incorporate light sources, photodetectors, wavelengths and fiber types.
Fischer Connectors' new rugged fiber connector solutions are taking fiber where it hasn't gone before. These pre-cabled connectors stands up to a lot of mud, muck and abuse. But they can handle it.
OIDA Senior Advisor Tom Hausken discusses the data center workshop held at OFC/NFOEC 2013 as well as other initiatives to promote progress within the optoelectronics industry.