University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)

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Quantum dot laser

‘Quantum dot’ lasers present an opportunity to reduce the cost of photonics devices for telecommunications, according to the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). Usign photonics had often been prohibitively expensive in most cases due to the initial costs even though photonics is often many times more energy efficient than conventional electronics.

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Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance

Analysis and opinion
Analysis and opinion
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Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G

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Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang