Since its introduction in 2003, reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers (ROADMs) have revolutionized the operation of communication networks. The market has grown at breakneck speed, aided by a significant and sudden spurt in bandwidth usage in the initial years and still continues to maintain a good growth rate.
Lumera Corporation, a leader in the field of photonic communications, announced today that it had received a contract from the US Air Force Research Laboratory valued at approximately $2.2 million to fabricate low driving voltage, reliable electro-optic modulators using Lumera's high-performance organic polymers.
A powerful stellar explosion detected March 19 by NASA's Swift satellite has shattered the record for the most distant object that could be seen with the naked eye.
The tennis court-sized sunshield built by Northrop Grumman for NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has completed its preliminary design review at the company's Space Technology facility.
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Air Force to continue development of a flexible thin-film tandem solar cell with a goal of achieving photovoltaic conversion efficiencies of 20%.
A cheap alternative to silicon solar cells can be found in dye-sensitised solar cells. This type of cell imitates the natural conversion of sunlight into energy by, for instance, plants and light-sensitive bacteria. Annemarie Huijser has succeeded in substantially improving a process in this type of solar cell, which is similar to Gratzel cells. Huijser will receive her PhD on this subject from TU Delft on Tuesday 25 March.
AMS Technologies announces the inclusion of the FiberMax532 from Blue Sky Research (BSR) in its product offering. The new green laser modules with polarisation maintaining or single mode optical fiber complete BSR's line of fiber-pigtailed modules.
Linde Nippon Sanso (LNS), a company of The Linde Group, has signed an exclusive contract with Malibu GmbH and Co. KG in Bielefeld, Germany, to supply all of the gases needed to make photovoltaic modules.
The long-awaited emergence of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology will lead to a massive change in the way optical networks are built and deployed over the next decade.
3M announced today that it will headquarter its Optical Systems business in North Asia, effective immediately, as part of the company's overall strategy to accelerate growth by moving closer to customers.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Decision Resources report "Diagnostic Imaging Market: Recent Advances and Future Trends" to their offering.
Laser Atlanta, a leading developer of precision laser measurement products, announced it was awarded U.S. patent 7,286,955 for its proprietary Ship Proximity Measurement System (SPROX) technology.
Xantrex Technology Inc. announces the launch of its Xantrex(TM) Gateway monitoring system, an innovative wireless monitoring solution for small scale solar power installations.
Research and Markets has announced the addition of 2006 Lamp Replacement Model to their offering.
Novaled, a major OLED know how and service provider reinforces its presence in the Asian market by opening a Japan Branch office.