Solid Optics offers simplex versions of 10G, 100G EDFAMUX for data center interconnect

March 14, 2023
Solid Optics now offers simplex versions of its 10G and 100G EDFAMUX, which combines pre/post amplification, mux/demux, and dispersion compensation in a 1RU platform.

Netherlands-based technology developer Solid Optics now offers simplex versions of its 10G and 100G EDFAMUX, which combines pre/post amplification, mux/demux, and dispersion compensation in a 1RU platform. The simplex versions significantly streamline data center interconnect, according to the company.

The 10G simplex version is available in a 10x10G, 140-km configuration. The simplex 100G EDFAMUX is available as an 8x100G, 80-km platform. Integrated red/blue filters enable the simplex operation.

The simplex units join the existing duplex 10G and 100G EDFAMUX line, which leverages the company’s PAM4 QSFP28 pluggable optics at 100G and SFPs at 10G to address data center interconnect applications. The duplex 100G EDFAMUX comes in four configurations:

  1. 8x100G 80 km
  2. 8x100G 120 km
  3. 16x100G 40 km
  4. 16x100G 80 km.

Meanwhile, the 10G platform comes in two configurations:

  1. 10x10G 140 km
  2. 10x10G 200 km.

All versions feature a 1% monitor port as well as Web, SNMP, SYSLOG, and HTTP API monitoring. The EDFAs are set to auto gain control mode, although the user can adjust the settings, Solid Optics says. Launched in 2019, the EDFAMUX has seen approximately 300 deployments in the networks of telcos, data centers, and internet exchanges, according to a company source.

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Stephen Hardy | Editorial Director and Associate Publisher, Lightwave

Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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