DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. unveils new MEMS tunable filters

March 15, 2007
MARCH 15, 2007 -- According to DiCon, the tunable filters operate in either the C or L bands and are particularly useful in applications such as ASE noise suppression, wavelength selection, signal tracking, and optical performance monitoring.

MARCH 15, 2007 -- DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. (search for DiCon FiberOptics), manufacturer of fiber-optic components, modules, and test equipment, has announces new MEMS (search for MEMS) tunable filters in 100- and 50-GHz configurations.

DiCon's MEMS Tunable Filters are the latest additions to its family of reconfigurable network elements, designed to help OEMs and network operators more easily manage their networks at the wavelength level.

The tunable filters are based on DiCon's proprietary MEMS Mirror technology, which the company claims provides low insertion loss and high levels of optical performance, including low PDL, low power consumption, and a compact, cost-effective form factor.

According to DiCon, the tunable filters operate in either the C or L bands and are particularly useful in applications such as ASE noise suppression, wavelength selection, signal tracking, and optical performance monitoring. Moreover, the company confirms that these MEMS tunable filters will form the basis for its Optical Channel Performance Monitor (OCPM) modules, and they can also be integrated into its general purpose test & measurement platform for test automation applications.

The MEMS devices are manufactured in Dicon's in-house MEMS wafer fab.

"By applying our proprietary MEMS approach to tunable filters, Dicon is able to revolutionize the function of wavelength selection by replacing older, bulkier technologies for tunable filters," explains Dr. Ho-Shang Lee, CEO of DiCon FiberOptics. "Our goal is to provide the necessary optical components and modules to make wavelength management easy for the next generation of dynamically reconfigurable networks."

The new modules will be introduced at OFC 2007 in Anaheim, CA, March 27-29, 2007, in both 100-GHz and 50-GHz configurations.


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