Phoenix Photonics to unveil space-division multiplexing components at OFC 2013

UK-based optical fiber components specialist Phoenix Photonics plans to launch a new range of fiber spatial-mode control components at OFC. Phoenix will showcase mode converters for few-mode fibers and “photonic lantern” technology for space division multiplexing (SDM).

UK-based fiber-optic components specialist Phoenix Photonics plans to launch a new range of fiber spatial-mode control components at OFC. Phoenix will showcase mode converters for few-mode fibers and “photonic lantern” technology for space division multiplexing (SDM).

Phoenix says it has the technologies and expertise to manufacture high-quality optical fiber components. The company’s portfolio already includes a range of all-fiber polarization control products. The new components are a result of Phoenix’s research in the EU-supported MODE-GAP project, investigating mode division multiplexing for next-generation telecommunication networks (see “MODE-GAP project makes progress in mode-division multiplexing”).

Dr. Ian Giles, CEO of the company said, “With increasing demands for data, there is a developing market interest in SDM techniques to address the potential capacity crunch. Multimode transmission is a possible solution to meet the industry’s needs, and Phoenix is currently using all-fiber technology to develop a new range of passive spatial mode control components.”

Phoenix primarily provides optical fiber components and modules for telecommunications test and measurement instrumentation and sensing systems. The company also supplies university R&D departments and research establishments developing next generation systems.

The new SDM components will be on display at OFC, taking place on March19 – 21, Anaheim Convention Center, CA, in booth #1710.

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