This one was compelling enough that we wrote about it here. Santur Corp. is getting to 100-Gbit/s by multiplexing the array of lasers it's already using for its tunable devices.
Interesting to see JDSU (Nasdaq: JDSU; Toronto: JDU) producing some innovative work in optics. The AON Superblade, unveiled at OFC/NFOEC, combined a ROADM switch, an amplifier, and optical channel monitors. Now, the photonic integrated amplifier (PIA) does something more obvious but no less ambitious, turning the discrete piece-parts of an amplifier into a photonic integrated circuit (PIC).
That's not a duplication; JDSU just had that much to say about FTTx.
Bookham Inc. (Nasdaq: BKHM; London: BHM) carries on with the tunable laser that's become its flagship.
That last release includes a deal Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC) scored with MergeOptics GmbH , which was nearly a candidate for last year's dubious ECOC list.
— Craig Matsumoto, West Coast Editor, Light Reading