40-km SFF XFP transceiver
The FTRX-3611-3 40-km small-form-factor XFP optical transceiver uses a 1550-nm EML and an APD receiver and complies with 10GBase-ER/EW (per IEEE 802.3ae) and OC-192 IR-2. It features a serial 10-Gbit/sec electrical interface (XFI) that removes multiplexer/demultiplexer chips from inside the module, enabling significant space and power savings, and supports digital diagnostic functions.
Finisar Corp., Sunnyvale, CA
Automated assembly machine
The FAST 35/350 laser weld assembly tool automates the active optical alignment and assembly of photonic components using a high-precision laser attach process. It is available in semi-automated and fully automated islands or as part of an integrated assembly line.
Palomar Technologies - Photonics Automation, Pittsburgh
Silica 2-channel ferrule
The silica two-channel ferrule high-purity optical-fiber array with narrow (126-mm) spacing enables considerable downsizing of the device package. It allows ultraviolet rays to penetrate into the body and adhesion to cure rapidly because of its transparent properties. CTE mismatch is avoided since the quartz ferrule has the same composition as optical fiber. Long-term reliability is ensured.
Kohoku America Inc., Cambridge, MA
Dynamic Spectrum Equalizer generates arbitrary filter shapes in the C- or L-band regions of the optical spectrum. Adjustment of 16 independently controlled tunable notch filters is done through an intuitive PC-based graphical interface. Ultra-low insertion loss is achieved using all-fiber construction. Applications include fixed filter design for optical amplifiers and spectral adjustment in WDM testbeds.
Novera Optics Inc., San Jose, CA