Raytheon's ELCAN division begins delivery of filters for super-high-speed data transfer

Jan. 25, 2001
Raytheon Company announced that its ELCAN Optical Technologies (ELCAN) business has begun production delivery of 100GHz DWDM (dense wave-division multiplexing) thin film filters for the optical communications industry.

Raytheon Company announced that its ELCAN Optical Technologies (ELCAN) business has begun production delivery of 100GHz DWDM (dense wave-division multiplexing) thin film filters for the optical communications industry.

DWDM is a breakthrough technology that directs large amounts of data traffic using multiple wavelengths of light on fiber optic lines. The generation of DWDM fiber optic communication systems currently being introduced uses 160 different wavelengths across the communications spectrum. These systems require narrow 100GHz filters, which are a critical enabling technology for fiber optic communications systems suppliers as they move to multiple terabit capability for super-high-speed data transfer.

Approximately one-third of ELCAN's planned production capacity is in place at its 300,000-square-foot Midland plant. The balance is scheduled for installation by the end of the second quarter of 2001. A second production facility is planned for ELCAN's 100,000-square-foot Richardson, Texas, plant, where operations are to begin by the end of the first quarter 2001.

About ELCAN Optical Technologies:

ELCAN, a unit of Raytheon Commercial Electronics, is a fully integrated firm specializing in the design and manufacture of complex, precision opto-mechanical and electro-optical systems and subsystems for the projection display, medical, industrial, automotive, defense, and entertainment markets.

About Raytheon Company:

Based in Lexington, Mass., Raytheon�s (NYSE: RTNA, RTNB) key business is in global technology leader for defense, government and commercial electronics, and business and special mission aircraft.