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Integrating Line Card Performance and Functions Into a Pluggable

Article first published 12th October 2021, updated 3rd July 2024. The optical transceiver market is…

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AI and the New Drivers of Data Traffic

In this world, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes, and the…

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Towards the 800ZR Future

The advances in electronic and photonic integration allowed coherent technology for metro DCIs to be…

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Data Centers in the Age of AI

Article first published 14th June 2023, updated 29th May 2024. Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing…

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Why Semiconductors are Vital to Optics and Photonics

Thanks to wafer-scale technology, electronics have driven down the cost per transistor for many decades.…

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The Impact of Photonics on Renewable Energy Systems

The quest for sustainable and clean energy solutions has increasingly turned towards photonics innovations. This…

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The Evolution of Data Center Interconnects

The digital era’s rapid expansion requires advances in data center interconnects (DCIs) to support the…

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Coherent Optics Explained

In the always-evolving world of communications, coherent optics deeply improved our ability to transmit at…

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Transceiver Customization for Flexible Access Networks

Let’s be honest: not every optical network problem can be solved by scaling up capacity.…

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Coherent Transceivers at a Low Latency

Latency, the time it takes for data to travel from its source to its destination,…

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Making Smaller Lasers at a Big Scale

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

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What are Access Networks and Why Should We Care?

The evolution of telecommunications has led to the development of complex network architectures designed to…

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What’s New Inside a 100G ZR Module?

In the optical access networks, the 400ZR pluggables that have become mainstream in datacom applications…

Tunable Lasers and DSPs in the Age of AI

The use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) models is transforming several industries, and data centers…

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Transceivers in the Time of TowerCos

A recent report from the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) declared that 37% of the global…

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Reducing the Cost per Bit in Access Networks

Every telecommunications provider has the same fundamental problem. Many decades ago, service providers addressed increased…

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How Pluggable Transceivers Help Your Network Scale

Modern optical networks must be scalable to accommodate escalating bandwidth requirements driven by data-intensive applications…

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Why (Small) Laser Size Matters

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…