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Transceivers in Emergency Communications

Telecommunications are indispensable during emergencies and natural disasters for their pivotal role in coordinating emergency…

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What is Laser Linewidth and Why Does it Matter

The world is moving towards tunability. The combination of tunable lasers and dense wavelength division…

The power of self-tuning access networks

The Power of Self-Tuning Access Networks

Article first published 16th February 2022, updated 31st January 2024. 5G networks will use higher…

Coherent Optics for AI

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

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An Intro to Data Center Interconnects

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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The Basics of Laser Safety

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

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Demystifying the Role of Photonics in 5G Networks

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

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How Optical Networks Illuminate Remote Work

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

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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…

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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…

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The Power of Monolithic Lasers

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

Introducing Our New Coherent Product Manager: Charlie Fu

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

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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,…

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Manufacturing a Coherent Transceiver

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

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Designing a Coherent Transceiver

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

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Towards a Zero Touch Coherent Network

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

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Where is 100ZR Needed?

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

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The Evolution to 800G and Beyond

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

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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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Japan Innovation Mission

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

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Coherent Satellite Networks

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

Data Centers

Data Centers in the Age of AI

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

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What do Next-Gen Optical Subassemblies Need?

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

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Building a Sustainable Future with Fully Integrated PICs

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

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…

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The Promise of Integrated Quantum Photonics

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

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The Future of Coherent Transceivers in the Access

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

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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…

100ZR

Enabling a 100ZR Ecosystem

Given the success of 400ZR pluggable coherent solutions in the market, discussions in the telecom…

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What DSPs Does the Cloud Edge Need?

By storing and processing data closer to the end user and reducing latency, smaller data…

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Transceivers in the Age of AI

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

Photonic technology more available to all Industries

Coherent Optics In Space

When it started, the space race was a competition between two superpowers, but now there…

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Designing in the Great Lakes

Last year, EFFECT Photonics announced the acquisition of the coherent optical digital signal processing (DSP)…

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What Tunable Lasers Does the Network Edge Need?

Several applications in the optical network edge would benefit from upgrading from 10G to 100G…