The research project Ramplas, "100 Gbps Optical RAM on-chip: Silicon-based, integrated Optical RAM enabling High-Speed Applications in Computing and Communications", funded in part by the European Commission under ICT-FET Open, completed successfully its activities delivering the most basic building blocks towards high-speed optical RAMs and optical cache memories.
Ciena, Canadian research and education (R&E) network operator CANARIE, and the StarLight International/National Communications Exchange Facility Consortium say they have successfully demonstrated 300-Gbps optical transmission. The 300-Gbps trial leverage a pair of 150-Gbps wavelengths based on 8QAM modulation.
Mellanox Technologies, a supplier of high-performance, end-to-end intelligent interconnect solutions for data centre servers and storage systems, recently demonstrated its 50Gb/s silicon photonics optical modulators and detectors at the Optical Fiber Communication (OFC) Conference in the US.
Physicists from Trinity College Dublinâ€™s School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will impact our understanding of the fundamental nature of light.