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  • Graphene-Based Optical Modulators Poised to Break Speed Limits in Digital Communications
    Graphene-Based Optical Modulators Poised to Break Speed Limits in Digital Communications
    01 March 2012
    In yet another astounding application of the “wonder material” graphene, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley discovered that it makes an excellent active media for optical modulators. Graphene-based modulators are expected to significantly enhance ultrafast optical communication and computing. The team will report on their findings at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC) taking place next week in Los Angeles.

  • On the Path to 1 Terabit-Per-Second Networks
    On the Path to 1 Terabit-Per-Second Networks
    01 March 2012
    As IP traffic continues to increase and the router interface rate extends beyond 100 gigabits-per-second (Gb/s), future optical networks—ones that would achieve unprecedented speeds of 1 terabit-per-second (Tb/s)—will be required to support the rapid growth of data services with different capacities and patterns on the same optical platform.

  • BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. Receives 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
    BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. Receives 2012 CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award
    29 February 2012
    The CLEO: 2012 co-sponsors (APS, IEEE Photonics Society, OSA) and Laser Focus World today announced BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. as the winner of this year’s CLEO/Laser Focus World Innovation Award. The award recognizes the company "for the development of femtoAdaptiv™: the first ultrafast laser capable of adaptive pulse self-compression that delivers ultrashort (sub-10 fs) pulses at the focal plane of a microscope objective."BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. will accept the award at the CLEO Plenary Session Tuesday, May 8 at 8 a.m. in the San Jose Civic Auditorium.

  • Genaro Esposito-Montanez Joins the Optical Society as Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration
    Genaro Esposito-Montanez Joins the Optical Society as Senior Director, Human Resources and Administration
    29 February 2012
    The Optical Society (OSA) announced today that Genaro Esposito-Montanez has joined the staff as senior director, human resources (HR) and administration. In this position, Esposito-Montanez will oversee all aspects of human resources and administrative services in support of OSA’s strategic and global initiatives.

  • Record-Speed Wireless Data Bridge Demonstrated: Takes High-Speed Communications the 'Last Mile'
    Record-Speed Wireless Data Bridge Demonstrated: Takes High-Speed Communications the 'Last Mile'
    27 February 2012
    A team of researchers in Germany has created a new way to overcome many of the issues associated with bringing high-speed digital communications across challenging terrain and into remote areas, commonly referred to as the “last mile” problem. The researchers developed a record-speed wireless data bridge that transmits digital information much faster than today’s state-of-the-art systems.

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