Nov. 5, 2001--Bookham Technology plc has developed an Optical Spectrum Analysis Module (OSAM) with switching input to monitor optical power levels in DWDM systems. Following a preliminary technical and development phase, these modules are now being delivered and have been designed for evaluation in Nortel Network's next generation long-haul transmission systems.
The OSAM combines three levels of optical functionality on a single silicon chip (switching, demultiplexing and detecting) and is capable of analyzing over 400 channels at up to 40 Gbit/s, claims the company.
Bookham Technology (Abingdon, Oxfordshire) designs, manufactures and markets components that integrate optical processing functions on a single silicon chip using high-volume production methods. More information about the company and its products is available at www.bookham.com.