New Focus launches ultracompact interleaver for OC-192 networks

July 3, 2001
July 3, 2001--New Focus, Inc. announced its newest wavelength management solution: a 50 gigahertz interleaver with an ultracompact size, and high performance and passive operation.

New Focus, Inc., (Nasdaq: NUFO), a supplier of fiber-optic products for next-generation optical networks under the Smart Optics for Networks brand, announced its newest wavelength management solution: a 50 gigahertz interleaver with an ultracompact size, and high performance and passive operation. The device enables cost-effective, high capacity networks by doubling capacity for OC-192, or 10 gigabits per second systems.

Through a patent-pending design, the New Focus interleaver features wide passbands, low dispersion, and low insertion loss required for advanced high data rate applications. The device has a distinctive ultracompact form and operates without the need for active temperature control, providing power and space savings. It also performs the most difficult stage of demultiplexing and multiplexing, enabling optical networks with 50 gigahertz-spaced signals and up to 160 OC-192 channels or 1.6 terabits per second of capacity.

The new product is the company's fourth wavelength management product behind the New Focus C/L Band Splitter, a wide-band component for combining or splitting C- and L-band signals in optical networks, L-Band Optical Circulators and C-Band Optical Circulators, both optimized for use in next-generation DWDM networks.

New Focus will be in booth #4805 at the 2001 National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (NFOEC) in Baltimore, Maryland, July 8-12.

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