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Teraxion embraces silicon photonics for its products

Teraxion has become a silicon photonics player with the launch of its compact 40 and 100 Gigabit coherent receivers.

The Canadian optical component company has long been known for its fibre Bragg gratings and tunable dispersion compensation products. But for the last three years it has been developing expertise in silicon photonics and at the recent European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) exhibition it announced its first products based on the technology.


"You don't have this [fabless] model for indium phosphide or silica, while an ecosystem is developing around silicon photonics"

Martin Guy, Teraxion


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100 Gigabit 'unstoppable'

A Q&A with Andrew Schmitt (@aschmitt), directing analyst for optical at Infonetics Research.

"40Gbps has even less value in the metro than in the core"

Andrew Schmitt, Infonetics Research



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100 Gig: Is market expectation in need of a reality check?

Recent market research suggests that the 100 Gigabit-per-second (Gbps) era is fast-approaching and that 100Gbps promises to leave the 40Gbps market opportunity in its wake.


“It could easily be ten to 15 years before we see 100Gbps in a big way on the public network side”


Mark Lutkowitz, Telecom Pragmatics




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MultiPhy eyes 40 and 100 Gigabit direct-detect and coherent schemes 

Visiting Israeli start-up MultiPhy at its office in Ness Ziona, near Rehovot, involves dancing around boxes. “We are about to move,” apologises Ronen Weinberg, director of product management at MultiPhy. But the company will not have to travel far. It is crossing buildings in the same Ness Ziona Science Park, moving in next to Finisar’s Israeli headquarters.


MultiPhy's Avi Shabtai (left) and Ronen Weinberg

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Q&A with Rafik Ward - Part 1

In the first of a two-part interview, Rafik Ward, vice president of marketing at Finisar, talks about 40 and 100 Gigabit optics, emerging market opportunities and why this is the best time for a decade to be in the optical components industry.   


"This is probably the strongest growth we have seen since the last bubble of 1999-2000." Rafik Ward, Finisar






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Alcatel-Lucent reveals its 100Gbps-coherent hand


It would be irresponsible of any system vendor to overlook a solution that can bring a cost advantage to their customer”


Sam Bucci, Alcatel-Lucent



What is being announced?

  • Alcatel-Lucent has a commercially available 100Gbps optical transmission system.
  • 40Gbps coherent transmission is also supported.

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40Gbps, 100Gbps and beyond mind map

A mind map of the 40Gbps, 100Gbps and beyond high-speed optical transmission market to accompany the three-part April 2010 feature.



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