Photonic Systems introduces modulator bias controller

June 25, 2001
June 25, 2001--The PSI 0202 Modulator Bias Controller accurately maintains a specific bias point on a Mach-Zehnder modulator's transfer function curve.

Photonic Systems, Inc., founded to address the communications industry's need for low-cost, high-performance fiber-optic components, introduced a new Modulator Bias Controller. The PSI 0202 Modulator Bias Controller accurately maintains a specific bias point on a Mach-Zehnder modulator's transfer function curve.

Control switches on the front panel allow the user to select between Manual and Automatic bias control modes, and select from among the quadrature, max and min points on the transfer function curve. Bias accuracy is better than 2° typically, and better than 0.5° if the high accuracy option is selected. A readout displays the bias voltage and modulator optical output power at the bias voltage.

Set-up is quick and easy because the optical tap coupler and photodetector are contained in the controller box. Three controllers fit across one shelf of a standard 19-inch rack, facilitating the installation of controllers for multiple modulators. An OEM version is also available.

About Photonic Systems, Inc.:

For more information, visit www.photonicsinc.com.

Sponsored Recommendations

The Journey to 1.6 Terabit Ethernet

May 16, 2024
Embark on a journey into the future of connectivity as IEEE P802.3dj Task Force leaders unveil the groundbreaking strides towards 1.6 Terabit Ethernet, revolutionizing the landscape...

Coherent Routing and Optical Transport – Getting Under the Covers

April 11, 2024
Join us as we delve into the symbiotic relationship between IPoDWDM and cutting-edge optical transport innovations, revolutionizing the landscape of data transmission.

Data Center Network Advances

April 2, 2024
Lightwave’s latest on-topic eBook, which AFL and Henkel sponsor, will address advances in data center technology. The eBook looks at various topics, ranging...

Supporting 5G with Fiber

April 12, 2023
Network operators continue their 5G coverage expansion – which means they also continue to roll out fiber to support such initiatives. The articles in this Lightwave On ...