optical communications

The space sector offers numerous oppurtunities for photonics technologies in the development and offering of satellite-based services. (Image: Shutterstock/Dima Zel)

Looking skyward: Photonics opportunities in space

The ongoing commercialisation of the space sector is creating numerous opportunities for photonics technologies, Matthew Dale learns

PureLiFi has launched a LiFi system for the home. LiFi at Home has a downlighter that fits into standard GU10 lightbulb fittings. Credit: PureLiFi

LiFi comes to life

Laser-based technology and sophisticated modulation schemes could help deliver on future demands for high data volumes, finds Andy Extance

A picture perfect free-space broadcast

Designers, builders and operators of free-space networks can leverage LWIR quantum cascade lasers (QCLs) to achieve multi Gb/s data transfer rates. Find out how

Dr Okky Daulay (left) and Professor David Marpaung (right) have overcome the performance challenges of programmable microwave photonic circuits. (Image: University of Twente)

Programmable photonic filter delivers 'record-breaking' dynamic range

The filter represents a breakthrough in the integration of functionality and performance in radio frequency photonic signal processors

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