Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Infinera Acquires Little Optics for Planar Integration Technology

Infinera has acquired Little Optics, a start-up specializing in planar lightwave circuits, for an undisclosed sum. Infinera said the acquisition complement its own active large-scale photonic integration based on indium phosphide.

Based in Annapolis Junction, Maryland, Little Optics has pioneered the development of integrated optical devices using planar lightwave technology and proprietary glass materials to deliver photonic integration that is designed to be superior to traditional planar lightwave technology. Little Optics' passive integration techniques are in the development stage.