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2. Einstein, A. “The Quantum Theory of Radiation.” Physikalische Zeitschrift. March 1917.

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4. Securities and Exchange Commission Registration Statement. Ciena Corporation. Page 50, footnote 19. February 7 1997.

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5. “Beneficial Owner of More Than 5%.” Erbium. Confidential Private Offering. Page 55. 1993. [Note: name changed to Ciena in May 1994.]

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6. Anders, George. The Wall Street Journal. “With Ciena, Investors Hit a Jackpot That’s One for the Record Books.” June 5 1998.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB897010328374193000 

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8. United States Patent #5696615. “Wavelength Division Multiplexed Optical Communication Systems Employing Uniform Gain Optical Amplifiers.”

9. Gilder, George. “Angst and Awe on the Internet.” Forbes ASAP. December 4 1995.

10. Berners-Lee, Tim. “Public Domain CERN WWW

Software.” CERN. May 7 1993. http://1997.webhistory.org/www.lists/www-talk.1993q2/0259.html 

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12. Harris, Susan R., Ph.D., and Gerich, Elise. “ConneXions.” Vol. 10, No. 4, April 1996.

13. Ryan, Gerald P. “Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing.” Natick: Applied Technologies Group. Architecture Networks, Expertise and Support to Units (Aresu). 1997.

Retrieved 20 June 2016.

https://aresu.dsi.cnrs.fr/IMG/pdf/dwdm_ciena.pdf 

14. Markoff, John. “Fiber-Optic Technology Draws Record Stock Value.” The New York Times. March 3 1997.

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/03/business/fiber-optic-technology-draws-record-stock-value.html 

15. Henry, Mary C. “Ciena Corporation: Breaking the Bandwidth Barrier.” Goldman Sachs. Page 8. July 30 1997.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YJ3tu_KY1QC21_V7ezN-2te4ufwr98hHsDaCdP2aXPs/pub 

16. “Sprint Announces Plans to Launch Consumer Internet

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17. Ibid.

18. Hecht, Jeff. “Boom, Bubble, Bust: The Fiber Optic Mania.” Optics and Photonics News. The Optical Society. Cover story. October 2016.

19. Chaffee, C. David. “Building the Global Fiber Optics Superhighway.” Springer. 2001.

20. George Gilder. “Fiber Keeps its Promise.” Forbes ASAP. April 4 1997.

21. Ibid

22. Henry, Mary C. “Ciena Corporation: Breaking the Bandwidth Barrier.” Goldman Sachs. Page 8. July 30 1997.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YJ3tu_KY1QC21_V7ezN-2te4ufwr98hHsDaCdP2aXPs/pub 

23. Markoff, John. “Fiber-Optic Technology Draws Record Stock Value.” The New York Times. March 3 1997.

24. Anders, George. “For Ciena’s Investors, a Jackpot for the Record Books.” The Wall Street Journal. June 5 1998.

25. Computer History Museum. Browser War II.

http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/networking-the-web/ 

26. Cvijetic, Milorad and Djordjevic, Ivan B. “Advanced Optical Communication Systems and Networks”. Artech House. January 1 2013.

27. Hilbert, Martin and López, Priscilla. “The World’s Technological Capacity to Store, Communicate, and Compute Information.” Science, 332(6025) p. 154. 2011.

28. IEEE Innovation Award 2012. “Steve Alexander honored by IEEE.” IEEE Communications Society.

http://www1.ciena.com/connect/blog/Ciena-CTO-Steve-Alexander-honored-by-IEEE.html 

https://www.comsoc.org/about/memberprograms/comsoc-awards/industrial-innovation/bios 

29. Grobe, Klaus and Eiselt, Michael. “Wavelength Division Multiplexing: A Practical Engineering Guide.” John T Wiley & Sons. p. 2. October 2013.

30. Hecht, Jeff. “The Bandwidth Bottleneck That is Throttling the Internet.” Bigger Pipes. Scientific American, Nature Computing. August 10 2016.

31. Kaminow, Ivan, Li, Tingye, and Willner, Alan E., “Optical Fiber Telecommunications.” Academic Press. Volume VIB: Systems and Network. Page 1. May 2013.