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optical

1. of, relating to, producing, or involving light
2. of or relating to the eye or to the sense of sight; optic
3. (esp of a lens) aiding vision or correcting a visual disorder

optical

[′äp·tə·kəl]
(optics)
Pertaining to or utilizing visible or near-visible light; the extreme limits of the optical spectrum are about 100 nanometers (0.1 micrometer or 3 × 1015 hertz) in the far ultraviolet and 30,000 nanometers (30 micrometers or 1013 hertz) in the far infrared.
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The key technologies that enabled ultra-high speed optical transmission of 400Gbps-class/channel are as follows.
In addition, tunable wavelength compensation devices have the potential to make initial installation of conventional optical transmission systems more economical.
In order to once again leverage the three companies' technologies and teamwork to bring about even greater capacity optical transmissions with lower energy consumption, the companies will be working under the support of the MIC's "Research and Development Project for the Ultra-high Speed and Green Photonic Networks" to accelerate R&D on element technologies aimed at making practical 400Gbps-class optical transmissions.
The dissemination of optical access networks that directly connect households via optical fibers and the construction of next generation networks have led to a increasing demand for greater capacity in inter-city optical transmission networks.
Founded in 1998, LightPointe designs and manufactures carrier-class optical transmission equipment using Free-Space Optical technology that delivers high-speed communications solutions to service providers faster and more cost-effectively than traditional fiber-optic cable.
With ever-increasing demand for broadband access, high-speed optical transmission technology has made dramatic advances and holds great promise for application in the area of computing.
Huawei Technologies is a fast-growing supplier of routers and optical transmission systems to the telecommunications industry.
Phothena products make short distance optical transmission very cost effective and a reality for next generation higher bandwidth optical applications.
The sub product segments analyzed include Optical Transmission Equipment, Optical Measuring Instruments, Installation Equipment, Optical Sensing Equipment, Optical Disk Equipment, Optical Input-Output Equipment, Medical Laser Equipment, Laser Processing Equipment, Printing Process and Plate-making Equipment, Light Emitting Devices, Light Receiving Devices, Hybrid Optical Devices, Display Devices, Solar Cells, Optical Fibers, Optical Connectors, and Optical Passive Components.
Out of all the competing vendors, ECI provided us with the best solution, meeting all our needs for adding an optical transmission layer to our network," commented Antonio Manuel Fonseca, Manager of REN's IT Division.
This contract establishes the versatility of ECI's optical transmission solutions and its success in addressing the needs of alternative telecom carriers such as utility companies.
160Gb/s optical transmission is the next generation super high-speed optical transmission technology to be commercialized after 2010.

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