3D Sensing: The Next Disruptive Technology

By February 25, 2014

The successes of 3D gaming systems, like the popular Kinect by Microsoft, have shown the market viability of 3D sensing technology. However, just like any disruptive technology, the first application to which it is applied, gesture recognition, is just that: only the first application. There are still many other possible uses of 3D sensing technology […]

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Emerging Applications in VCSEL Technology

By August 1, 2013

This week’s blog post comes from Craig Thompson, Finisar. Accurate timing is a crucial element in many applications, such as in high-speed networks and GPS (Global Positioning Systems). Imagine following your GPS to an unknown destination and the device tells you to prepare to make a left turn. What if the left turn is 500 […]

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25 years in Optics, 150 million VCSELs and Counting…

By March 12, 2013

Today’s blog post comes from Craig Thompson, Director, Strategic Marketing at Finisar. Happy 25th Anniversary Finisar! Finisar reached two significant milestones recently. Last month, the company celebrated its 25th anniversary and the shipment of its 150 millionth VCSEL. I was fascinated to hear the stories of the company’s founding and early years from our co-founders, […]

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