TeraXion launches compact tunable dispersion compensation module

SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 -- TeraXion Inc. has introduced the ClearSpectrum-TDCMX, which the company touts as the industry’s smallest tunable dispersion compensation module.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2009 -- TeraXion Inc. has introduced the ClearSpectrum-TDCMX, which the company touts as the industry’s smallest tunable dispersion compensation module.

The new module integrates electronics and an optical circulator in a 130x22x14-mm housing, which is half the footprint of other technologies, TeraXion asserts. The company says this size reduction was enabled through TeraXion’s fiber Bragg grating (FBG) technology.

“Thanks to its compactness and its embedded channel selector, the ClearSpectrum-TDCMX serves as the ideal option to optimize dispersion in a link for any channels, regardless of the channel plan, as it combines a large dispersion tuning range to a wide bandwidth and low PMD,’’ stated Martin Guy, vice-president, product management and technology at TeraXion.

The new design increases system flexibility, enabling DWDM systems to reach higher operation speeds with improved design margins, according to TeraXion. The new tunable compensation dispersion module is particularly well suited for 40-Gbps applications or submarine networks where footprint, accuracy, and reliability are critical, the company concludes.

The ClearSpectrum-TDCMX will be on display during the ECOC 2009 exhibition, September 21-23, in Vienna, Austria.

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