February 17, 2004 Dallas, TX -- Kailight Photonics, developer of all-optical signal regeneration and wavelength conversion technology, claims it has set a world record for 2R (re-amplification & re-shaping) optical signal regeneration. In a test to prove the performance of its all-optical modules, Kailight's Tunable All-optical Signal Regeneration (TASR-4000) carried a 10-Gbit/sec optical signal over 20,000 km in a network loop test at an independent laboratory.
The TASR-4000 is part of Kailight's TASR product line of modules, which provide fast-switching, tunable, all-optical solutions designed to operate within optical regenerators, switches, routers, add/drop multiplexers, and cross-connects at bit-rates ranging from 2.5 Gbits/sec to 40 Gbits/sec. The benchmark TASR product line also delivers bit-rate and protocol transparency while dramatically reducing network transmissions costs, say company representatives.
"This test has proven Kailight's all-optical technology exceeds the stringent performance criteria required by today's networks," asserts Sagie Tsadka, CEO of Kailight. "Future growth of the optical network market will be driven by next-generation products like the TASR-4000, which sets a new standard in performance, flexibility, and value."
Kailight will show the TASR-4000 at the OFC tradeshow (Booth #3413) in Los Angeles, CA, the week of February 23rd, 2004. Additionally, Dr. Haim Chayet, Physics Group Leader for Kailight, will present the technology in a technical talk entitled "SOAs and Wavelength Converters," session Th-S2 at 2:30pm, Thursday, February 26th in room #502B.