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.
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.
The U.S. Dept. of Commerce has another Chinese company in its sights, there's a network for sale, and 50 Gbps is about to be everywhere in the Ethernet ecosystem. Lightwave Editorial Director Stephen Hardy has the details. Sponsored by Lumentum.