Fibre Systems Autumn 2016

How to clean fibre-optic connectors

Correct cleaning of fibre-optic connectors is the single most powerful practice that network operators have to future-proof their network, argues Ed Forrest

Silicon photonics extends its reach

Dr Marc Bohn gives a systems vendor’s perspective on the emergence of silicon photonics based components in coherent metro and long-haul optical networks

Breaking the glass ceiling

Scaling the capacity delivered by optical systems is becoming increasingly difficult, even as data traffic continues to grow exponentially. Pauline Rigby investigates new techniques that could postpone the inevitable ‘capacity crunch’

F is for FPGA

Pauline Rigby speaks to Xilinx about the burgeoning opportunities for programmable devices in data centre and cloud computing markets

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