Multiplex introduces short-wavelength electro-absorption modulated laser based on 1310nm technology

July 12, 2001
July 12, 2001--NFOEC--Multiplex, Inc., the South Plainfield, New Jersey-based, vertically integrated manufacturer of high-end opto-electronic components and subsystems, demonstrated a variation of its 10 Gbit/s MTR10G transponder.

By Mardi Balgochian Scalise, Lightwave Web Editor

Multiplex, Inc., the South Plainfield, New Jersey-based, vertically integrated manufacturer of high-end opto-electronic components and subsystems, demonstrated a variation of its 10 Gbit/s MTR10G transponder. The demonstration, held at this week's NFOEC show in Baltimore, featured a transponder that integrated Multiplex's MTX310EW 10 Gbit/s 1310nm short-wavelength electro-absorption modulated laser (SEML) and the MTRX192L, a photoreceiver with an integrated limiting amplifier.

The company's first-generation transponder was based on its tunable EML transmitter. This 1310nm fixed-wavelength version is designed to better meet the demands of network system architects.

In June 2001, Multiplex introduced the MTX310EW, claiming to be the first SEML based on 1310nm technology designed to maximize the near-zero dispersion properties on the S band.

During live loopback testing, eye patterns of the 1310nm variant were consistently generated with rise-and-fall times of 30 picoseconds.

Multiplex will be shipping samples of its fixed-wavelength and tunable transponders in the second half of this year, with volume production a few weeks after.

Having recently come off third-round financing of $105 million, the company has been expanding its product offerings while ramping-up manufacturing capacity. Investments in Multiplex exceeded $130 million since its founding in March 1998. The company is also on the Fiber to the Home Council, also announced at NFOEC.

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