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Coherent Optics for AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a significant role in making optical networks more scalable, affordable,…


An Intro to Data Center Interconnects

Data center interconnects (DCIs) refer to the networking technologies and solutions that enable seamless communication…


From the Lab Boutique to High Volume Production: How to Scale Up Photonics Manufacturing

Photonics, the science and technology of generating, detecting, and manipulating light, has witnessed remarkable progress…


The Role of Photonics in Advancing Smart Cities and IoT Networks

In the era of rapid urbanization and technological advancement, the challenges faced by smart cities…


What is a Wavelength Locker: Ensuring Precision in Coherent Optical Communication Systems

In the dynamic landscape of modern communication systems, the demand for high precision and low…


The Basics of Laser Safety

Lasers have revolutionized our lives, bringing advancements in various fields, including industry, medicine, research, and…


Coherent Pluggable Optics: The Next Frontier

In this special webinar on Wednesday, 13th December 2023 at 11AM EDT / 5PM CEST, Heavy Reading will be joined by leading experts from Ciena, EFFECT Photonics, and Infinera to unveil key findings from Heavy Reading’s 2023 global coherent optics operator survey analyzing the future of coherent pluggable optics for CSPs, from 100G to 800G.

Demystifying the Role of Photonics in 5G Networks

The dawn of the 5G era promises a transformative leap in wireless communication, offering unparalleled…


How Optical Networks Illuminate Remote Work

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, the concept of work has undergone a remarkable transformation. The…


The Highways of Light: How Optical Fiber Works

Optical fibers revolutionized how we transmit data, enabling faster long-distance connections. These slender strands of…

What DSPs Do Optics in Space Need?

The space sector is experiencing rapid growth, driven by numerous privately-owned initiatives aiming to reduce…

How to Test a Photonic Integrated Circuit

As photonic integrated circuits (PICs) continue to play an increasingly vital role in modern communication…

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100G Access Networks for the Energy Transition

The environmental consequences of fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas have triggered a…

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A Day Without Photonics

On October 21, 1983, the General Conference of Weights and Measures adopted the current value…

Photonics Energy

Transceiver Integration for the Energy Transition

The world relies heavily on traditional fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, but…

Photonics Energy

Photonics For the Energy Transition

The world relies heavily on traditional fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, but…


The Power of Monolithic Lasers

Over the last decade, technological progress in tunable laser integration has matched the need for…


EFFECT Photonics Verifies Fully Integrated InP PIC for World’s Smallest Digital ITLA for Coherent Applications

– The PIC features support for 100G, 400G and 800G ZR applications and will become…

Introducing Our New Coherent Product Manager: Charlie Fu

EFFECT Photonics’ coherent technology portfolio has grown in the last two years, including coherent transceivers,…

ECOC2023 Glagow Scotland

Discover Where Light Meets Digital at ECOC2023

Join us from October 2nd-4th, 2023 at ECOC Exhibition in Sec, Glasgow, Scotland, the largest optical communications exhibition in Europe at stand #547. 

Beaming with Potential – Why Integrated Photonics is Worth It

In today’s rapidly evolving world, traditional technologies such as microelectronics are increasingly struggling to match…

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Hot Topics, Cool Solutions: Thermal Management in Optical Transceivers

In a world of optical access networks, where data speeds soar and connectivity reigns supreme,…


Manufacturing a Coherent Transceiver

Coherent transmission has become a fundamental component of optical networks to address situations where direct…


Laser Focus World Innovators Awards 2023

– EFFECT Photonics Pico Tunable Laser Assembly Honored by 2023 Laser Focus World Innovators Awards.…


Designing a Coherent Transceiver

Coherent transmission has become a fundamental component of optical networks to address situations where direct…


Towards a Zero Touch Coherent Network

Telecommunication service providers face a critical challenge: how to incorporate affordable and compact coherent pluggables…


Where is 100ZR Needed?

Simply relying on traditional direct detect technologies will not meet the growing bandwidth and service…


The Evolution to 800G and Beyond

Article first published 26th October 2022, updated 5th July 2023. The demand for data and…


Coherent Lite and The Future Inside the Data Center

In the dynamic landscape of data centers, the demand for greater bandwidth and extended reach…

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Discover Where Light Meets Digital at COMNEXT

COMNEXT 2023. Come and join us at the Sun Instruments stand 11-2, and see where the next generation of communication technologies starts.
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Japan Innovation Mission

Last week, Tim Koene (CTO) and Sophie De Maesschalck (CFO) of EFFECT Photonics, traveled to Japan on…


Coherent Satellite Networks

The current state of the space industry is characterized by rapid growth, technological advancements, and…


Lightwave Webinar: The Pluggable Transceiver Revolution

Save the date and join us for an engaging webinar discussing the latest developments in optical communications networks.
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Quantum Meets Friday June 16

EFFECT Photonics will be joining the highly anticipated Quantum Meets for their Day 5, which…

Data Centers

Data Centers in the Age of AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the technology landscape in various industries, and data centers are…


What do Next-Gen Optical Subassemblies Need?

While packaging, assembly, and testing are only a small part of the cost of electronic…


Building a Sustainable Future with Fully Integrated PICs

Article first published 27 September 2021, updated 31st May 2023. The demand for data and…

Dutch Technology Festival

Discover Where Light Meets Digital at the Dutch Technology Festival

Join EFFECT Photonics on June 8th and 9th, 2023 at the Dutch Technology Festival - Klokgebouw Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 
The Fabrication Process Inside a Photonic Foundry

The Fabrication Process Inside a Photonic Foundry

Photonics is one of the enabling technologies of the future. Light is the fastest information…

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Data Center Interconnects: Coherent or Direct Detect?

Article first published 15 June 2022, updated 18 May 2023. With the increasing demand for…

What’s an ITLA and Why Do I Need One?

Shining a Light on Four Tunable Lasers

The world is moving towards tunability. Datacom and telecom companies may increase their network capacity…

Integrated Quantum Photonics

The Promise of Integrated Quantum Photonics

Today’s digital society depends heavily on securely transmitting and storing data. One of the oldest…


The Future of Coherent Transceivers in the Access

The demand for data and other digital services is rising exponentially. From 2010 to 2020,…


Emerging Photonics Ecosystem at the Heart of King’s Visit to Holst Centre and PhotonDelta

Eindhoven, The Netherlands During King Willem-Alexander’s visit to the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven on…

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One Watt Matters

Data centers and 5G networks might be hot commodities, but the infrastructure that enables them…

Networks Go Coherent

When will the Network Edge go Coherent?

Article first published 27 July 2022, updated 12 April 2023. Network carriers want to provide…