Optical Technology Uses Electronics and Photonics for Higher Data Rates

The rapid development of broadband services and delivery technologies has been a response to busi-ness and consumer desires for faster and easier access to information and communications. Optical trans-mission is one of the enabling technologies for broadband, providing the backbone of the Internet, network infras-tructure for wireless telecommunications and high-capac-ity networks for government and business. This short report notes some of the recent developments in optical technology.