Optical component companies showed their worth this week, both to investors and to acquirers. Meanwhile, the government gets cloudy and the IEEE steps lively, says Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy. Sponsored by Viavi Solutions.
OIDA Senior Advisor Tom Hausken discusses the data center workshop held at OFC/NFOEC 2013 as well as other initiatives to promote progress within the optoelectronics industry.
Passive devices allow users to split, direct, switch, tap and multiplex optical signals. This chapter looks at the types available today, from simple components to complex integrations used in DWDM, FTTx and ROADM applications.