ProLabs pairs 100G EDFAMUX with QSFP28 PAM4 DWDM transceivers for 80-km fiber links

Sept. 29, 2022
ProLabs also offers 10G versions of the EDFAMUX that support even longer distances.

ProLabs has unveiled a new option for 80-km DWDM fiber link applications. The company has paired its 100G erbium-doped fiber amplified multiplexer (EDFAMUX) with its QSFP28 PAM4 DWDM 2x50G transceivers. ProLabs also offers 10G versions of the EDFAMUX that support even longer distances.

As its name implies, the EDFAMUX combines multiplexer, EDFA, and dispersion compensation capabilities into a single 19-inch 1RU platform, thus reducing space and complexity while increasing flexibility, ProLabs asserts. The 100G EDFAMUX models accommodate QSFP28 100G DWDM PAM4 optics, which require amplification to go any distance and dispersion compensation beyond 5 km, the company points out.

The 10G EDFAMUX models support applications from 80 to 200 km via standard 10G 80-km/ZR fixed color or tunable DWDM optics.

"Network operators are looking to reduce engineering and operational complexity as well as shrinking footprint and power consumption through streamlining PAM4 DWDM deployments. By incorporating the EDFA and dispersion compensator inside the multiplexer, coupled with our web-based and command line configuration options, the ProLabs EDFAMUX accomplishes these objectives," according to Jon Eikel, chief technology officer at ProLabs. "The EDFAMUX simplifies the entire DWDM architecture and deployment while freeing up valuable rack space and power facilities to help service providers continue meeting the market's explosive bandwidth demand."

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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