The amplifiers will be based on optical components from Lightwaves2020 and Photonics Control's control platform. The latter consists of integrated optoelectronic technologies supported by standards-based software, and signal processing firmware and algorithms. The two companies boast the expected result will "offer unprecedented control and functionality in a low-cost, small footprint solution."
Lightwaves2020 develops and manufactures a range of integrated optical products, including low-cost EDFAs, intelligent WDM modules, variable optical attenuators, fiber lasers, DWDMs, OADMs, and optical power monitors. Photonics Control offers off-the-shelf intelligent controllers that provide sophisticated control features in a low-cost, standard platform solution.