Multi-wavelength laser provides 96 DWDM channels from a single optical fiber

August 16, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- Peleton, a developer and manufacturer of multi-wavelength lasers for applications in optical test and measurement, networking, and photonic sensing, has announced the availability of its TM3050C multi-wavelength laser source. The company says the compact, flat-spectrum, high-power laser offers significant cost-per-wavelength savings over traditional multi-wavelength test platforms.

August 16, 2005 Ottawa, Canada -- Peleton, a developer and manufacturer of multi-wavelength lasers for applications in optical test and measurement, networking, and photonic sensing, has announced the availability of its TM3050C multi-wavelength laser source.

According to the company, the TM3050C is a compact, flat-spectrum, high-power laser that offers significant cost-per-wavelength savings over traditional multi-wavelength test platforms. Applications include manufacturing, research, development, validation, and field deployment environments.

"The TM3050C is a unique solution not only for verification and testing of optical subsystems, such as amplifiers, optical channel monitors, optical switches, and ROADMs, but also for DWDM system verification, dynamic network simulations, multi-wavelength sensing applications, and optically-steered phased arrays," says Velko Tzolov, vice-president of marketing and sales for Peleton. "We are seeing a growing demand for 50-GHz capabilities driven by equipment vendors and service providers that are beginning to think about the future of their networks."

The company says its TM3050C provides more than twice as many channels as the its introductory TM3100C laser, announced earlier this year. The new device's 96 channels exit from a single optical fiber; the laser is housed in an industry-standard 2U rack-mountable package.

All of the wavelengths produced by the TM3050C are internally locked to the ITU-T grid at 50 GHz channel spacing. In addition to the TM3050C, the company also offers a 96-channel optical channel controller, the QTM050C, which it says provides accurate attenuation and blocking of individual channels.

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