Monday, June 9, 2008

Some Photonic Words for Your Learning Pleasure

AWG - Arrayed Waveguard Gratings
CWDM - Coarse Wave Division Multiplexed
DCE - Dynamic Channel Equalizer
DWDM - Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexed
MEMS - Micro Electro Mechanical Systems
OADM - Optical Add Drop Multiplexer
ROADM - Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexer
WSS - Wavelength Selective Switch

Something and Nothing

"There is still a difference between something and nothing, but it is purely geometrical and there is nothing behind the geometry."
- Martin Gardner

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Quotes of the Day

If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
You can only be young once. But you can always be immature.
- Dave Barry
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
- Arthur Schopenhauer