Magazine feature: Optical component testing in a rapidly evolving 5G world

Created August 15, 2019
Magazine

The Photonic Integrated Circuit is becoming an increasingly important area of development in the field of optical communications as demand for speed and throughput ramp up. The impending onset of 5G has added even greater impetus to innovation in photonics, however
new developments raise new challenges when it comes to test and measurement. Exfo’s François Couny looks at how optical component testing techniques are evolving to meet these challenges.

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by François Couny

François is EXFO’s Product Line Manager for NEMs Manufacturing Design & Research. He has nearly 20 years of experience in the T&M sector and holds a Ph.D. in Photonics from the University of Bath. François is EXFO’s go-to-expert on tunable laser sources and optical component testing for photonic integrated circuits characterization. EXFO’s leadership in testing fiber optics is recognized worldwide. EXFO helps NEMs, carriers, data centers and webscale companies in overcoming transformation challenges as networks and services evolve.