JDSU targets components, subsystems, optical test at OFC

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has revealed the focus of its presence at OFC in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, Booth 1315 will feature advances in optical components, modules and subsystems, and fiber-optic test equipment.

JDSU (NASDAQ: JDSU) (TSX: JDU) has revealed the focus of its presence at OFC in San Francisco. Not surprisingly, Booth 1315 will feature advances in optical components, modules and subsystems, and fiber-optic test and measurement equipment.

At the components level, JDSU will unveil a pair of new pump lasers. These will include a 980-nm pump laser operating at 900 mW. The device is designed to provide wider dynamic operating power range and high stability in the face of significant changes in external temperatures. JDSU also has a variant that offers an approximate 40% reduction in pump power consumption.

The other new pump laser targets Raman applications 600 mW, which JDSU asserts is the first of its kind. It offers the 600 mW within the 1425- to 1470-nm range and up to 550 mW between 1470 and 1495 nm. It also has a low-power variant, which JDSU says will decrease consumption by 50%.

In modules, JDSU will show off a 100GBase-LR4 optical transceiver in the CFP4 format. It also will unveil an enhanced version of its tunable SFP+ transceiver that the company says is smaller and more efficient than previous technology. The new module requires 20% less power and is compliant with the latest SFP+ MSA, JDSU promises.

Farther up the subsystem food chain, the company also will highlight the latest iterations of its Super Transport Blades. The single-slot and twin 1x20 Super Transport Blades are designed for use in reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexers (ROADMs). The Super Transport Blades incorporate JDSU’s new TrueFlex Twin WSS (wavelength selective switch) to support route-and-select architectures; available WSS configurations will support from 4 to 20 ports. Flex Spectrum capability supports evolution toward data rates beyond 100 Gbps that require great channel width. Meanwhile, the blades also feature enhanced EDFAs that provide a 3X increase in power.

The Network and Service Enablement (NSE) business unit’s side of the booth also will be busy. On display will be a new 100G Services Application Module, the CSAM, for the T-BERD/MTS-6000A and -8000. The new module enables the compact and portable T-BERD/MTS instruments to be used in 100G network testing, an improvement over the larger systems previously required, JDSU says.

NSE also will offer new spectral modules for test applications up to 400 Gbps. The modules are compatible with the company’s Multiple Application Platform (MAP) and T-BERD/MTS-6000A, meaning the company expects them to find use not only in the field but also in lab and production environments.

Finally, the company also will show the ONT-602, a compact, standalone 40G/100G network tester designed to provide Ethernet and Optical Transport Network (OTN) test capabilities in a small package.

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