Optical Communications

3D-Sensing and 5G Markets Focus of II-VI’s Finisar Acquisition

Compoundsemi component maker II-VI of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA, reported that it plans to acquire optical communications firm Finisar of Sunnyvale, California USA. The intended focus of the combined firm will be on the 3D-sensing and 5G markets. The Boards of Directors of both II-VI and Finisar unanimously approved the merger …

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Infinera Closes Acquisition of Coriant and Becomes One of the Largest Optical Network Equipment Providers

Infinera of Sunnyvale, California USA, a provider of intelligent transport networks, announced the closing of its acquisition of Coriant, a privately held global supplier of open network solutions. According to Infinera, the acquisition positions it as one of the largest vertically integrated optical network equipment suppliers in the world. The closing …

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100G Lambda MSA Consortium Members Release Updated Specifications and Collaborate to Validate Optical Interoperability at 100 GbE and 400 GbE

 The 100G Lambda Multisource Agreement (MSA) Group, which has quickly expanded to 39 member companies, has announced the release D2.0 of three specifications based on 100 Gb/s per wavelength PAM4 optical technology. These specifications target applications for data centers and service provider networks, enabling multi-vendor interoperability of optical transceivers produced …

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PASSION Project Attempts Using VCSELs for Ultra-High-Speed, Long-Distance Data Transmission

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers or VCSELs are laser diodes that are inexpensive to make and more energy efficient than standard lasers. Now, a group of EU-funded researchers intends to use VCSELs to deliver ultra-high-speed broadband across long distances. This effort has the potential to end the data bottlenecks experienced …

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CST Global Joins European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC)

CST Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sivers IMA Holdings AB, reported that the company has become a member of the European Photonics Industry Consortium (EPIC); The association reportedly maintains the largest, active, network of photonics-related companies in Europe. EPIC’s membership now includes 370 companies, spanning numerous industry sectors, including LED …

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