Finisar expands WaveShaper programmable optical processors

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 -- Finisar Corp. has released new members of its WaveShaper family of programmable optical processors, including the WaveManager Application Suite and the WaveShaper 100S Channel Selector.

Sep 22nd, 2010

SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 -- Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has released new members of its WaveShaper family of programmable optical processors, including the WaveManager Application Suite and the WaveShaper 100S Channel Selector.

The new WaveManager Application Suite is designed to enhance the WaveShaper family by providing such additional capabilities as:

  • Improved user interface with support for both Windows and Linux systems
  • User-accessible API for integration into advanced test systems
  • Enhanced control of WaveShaper filtering functions
  • Support for Finisar’s Flexgrid technology on the WaveShaper 4000S and 4000M.

Flexgrid is a new feature of Finisar's range of wavelength-selective switches (WSSs) that enables dynamic control of channel center frequency and channel bandwidth within a WSS, from 50 GHz to 200 GHz in 12.5 GHz steps with no penalty on performance. Flexgrid is aimed at carrier demand for flexible bandwidth-capable ROADMs in next-generation networks.

The new WaveShaper 100S Channel Selector is a fully programmable DWDM channel selector designed for production test applications. It offers user-selectable flat-top and Gaussian filter shapes. The filter bandwidth is programmable from 25 GHz up to 200 GHz with center frequencies programmable in 1-GHz increments over the entire C- or L-band.

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