3M offers coarse wavelength-division multiplexers in smaller footprint

3M used this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to launch a new line of coarse wavelength-division multiplexers (CWDMs) in a form factor the company asserts is among the smallest and thinnest available. The company also introduced a new line of optical splitters based on planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology.

3M used this week’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo to launch a new line of coarse wavelength-division multiplexers (CWDMs) in a form factor the company asserts is among the smallest and thinnest available. The company also introduced a new line of optical splitters based on planar lightwave circuit (PLC) technology.

The company pairs the CWDM devices with ultra-bend-insensitive fiber to minimize space requirements in cable trays and other applications. For cable operators and others looking to extend capacity and bandwidth reliably, the CWDM products are designed to meet and exceed Telcordia GR-1209, GR-1211 requirements, 3M says.

Meanwhile, the new splitters can be used in both RFoG and PON FTTH networks. They are available in a variety of split ratios – including such commonly deployed configurations as 1x2, 1x4, 1x8, 1x16, 1x32 – with bare-fiber or connectors. The splitters provide uniform signal splitting and also are manufactured and tested to GR-1209/1221 specifications.

Both new product families can be integrated into all 3M fiber closures, terminals, and FDUs, the company adds.

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