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Optical components

Silly Photonics

1:15 PM -- Silicon photonics technology has the potential to greatly reduce the size and price of optical components, all while lowering power consumption and making the little buggers easier to manufacture.

The technology hasn't hit the telecom market squarely yet, but, as we found during our OFC/NFOEC 2008 coverage, silicon photonics has the potential to fundamentally change the economics of how telecom components are produced. Check out our LRTV report below and let us know what you think:

— Phil Harvey, Editor, Light Reading

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