5 June 2002 -- GigaTera, Dietikon, Switzerland, has partnered with Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden, to demonstrate data transmission by GigaTera's Ergo pulse-generating laser.
Dr Per Olof Hedekvist, Assistant Professor of Photonics at Chalmers, said, "We believe we are one of the first groups to characterise GigaTera's new laser source for optical communications. The Ergo pulse-generating laser's performance and small form factor make it an interesting candidate for the next generation of fibre-optic transmission systems".
Dr Kurt Weingarten, CTO of GigaTera added, "Working with Chalmers Photonics Laboratories enabled us to test the laser in a realistic network environment. The results are a strong validation of our all-optical pulsed laser approach to transmission. GigaTera is commercialising its technology which will significantly reduce the cost of high data rate transmission".
GigaTera is a developer of all-optical 10 and 40GHz pulse sources, which reduce the complexity of high-performance RZ transmission by eliminating the need for expensive pulse modulators and their drive electronics. GigaTera's pulse sources are also compatible with the requirements of test and measurement and systems.
The Photonics Laboratory at Chalmers has more than 20 years of experience in optical communication research. The Chalmers Fibre group has developed systems and subsystems for 10, 40 and 80Gbit/s transmission, and is presently evaluating 160Gbit/s and higher.