Onetta

Founded by the inventor of the L-band irbuim-doped optical amplifier Dr. Yan Sun, Onetta was the first vendor to build a dynamic optical amplifier for metro transport networks. Onetta ramped quickly to $15m in revenue in year two, then was acquired by Bookham Technology, since renamed to Oclaro. […]

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Avanex

In 1997, a brilliant engineer named Simon Cao had a unique insight. An expert at manipulating light, Simon conceived of a new way to cut the spacing between wavelengths in a dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) optical transmission system from the current state-of-the-art of 100 GHz to 50GHz. This doubled the information carrying capacity of […]

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