LaserComm demonstrates full slope-matched broadband solution

March 14, 2001
Mar. 14, 2001--LaserComm, a producer of innovative photonic components and modules for advanced optical networks, announced that it will demonstrate what the company claims will be the industry's first full slope-matched, broadband solution for chromatic dispersion for all types of non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers (NZDSF).

LaserComm, a producer of innovative photonic components and modules for advanced optical networks, announced that it will demonstrate what the company claims will be the industry's first full slope-matched, broadband solution for chromatic dispersion for all types of non-zero dispersion-shifted fibers (NZDSF).

LaserComm's Hi-Mode DMD dispersion management devices will enable optical networks to carry more data and lower system costs. LaserComm will demonstrate both its C-band and L-band versions of the Hi-Mode DMD at the Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) in booth #1216, March 17-22 in Anaheim, Calif. Measurements taken throughout the event will demonstrate the Hi-Mode DMD's precise chromatic dispersion and dispersion slope management for typical spans of NZDSF -- the fiber type currently deployed in new advanced long-haul and ultra long-haul optical networks.

The Hi-Mode DMD corrects for the effects of chromatic dispersion, a spreading of optical data pulses, that limits the data capacity of each fiber and the distance a signal can travel optically before it must be regenerated. LaserComm's Hi-Mode DMD opens up the full potential of every fiber, and greatly reduces the equipment, engineering and servicing costs of optical networks.

Tests with leading DWDM system vendors over the last several months have yielded positive results, according to Mark Stubbe, Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Chromatic dispersion presents a barrier to expanding network capacity because it limits the speed, distance and channel density of optical networks. Because the rate of dispersion is unique for every channel, managing dispersion slope is vital to transmitting data in multi-channel DWDM systems. Any increase in the DWDM channel count or data rate greatly magnifies the effects of chromatic dispersion. Therefore, precise chromatic dispersion and dispersion slope management is needed by system manufacturers and carriers to increase bit rates to 10 and 40 Gb/s, expand to 160 channels or more and boost optical link distances to thousands of kilometers.

About LaserComm:

LaserComm Inc., a privately-held company, is a developer and manufacturer of innovative components and modules for advanced optical networks. For more information, visit www.lasercomm-inc.com.

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