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Defect review in the photonics revolution: the critical role of near-field optics in the characterization of waveguides, optical interconnects, optical and electro-optical switches, lasers, and thei
Author(s): Aaron Lewis
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Paper Abstract

The central role of photonics in the new millennium, which has often been predicted is now becoming a reality. The Wavelength Division Multiplexing or the WDM revolution is upon us. Sprouting everywhere are the new technologies, companies and devices that keep, in this revolutionary internet era, information as photons for as many transfer operations as possible. The critical components that are poised to fuel the photonics explosion are already in view (see Figure 1).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2001
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 4289, WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications II, (20 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424817
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Aaron Lewis, Nanonics Imaging Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4289:
WDM and Photonic Switching Devices for Network Applications II
Ray T. Chen; George F. Lipscomb, Editor(s)

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