February 24, 2004 Eatontown, NJ -- Alphion Corp., developer of integrated components for photonic regeneration, signal conditioning, wavelength management, and performance monitoring, has launched its first product, a Photonic 2R (P2R) transponder based on the company's proprietary QLight platform.
The Alphion P2R transponder eliminates the need for optical-to-electrical conversion required in traditional OEO transponders. The P2R amplifies the degraded signal and provides noise cancellation while offering wavelength flexibility. P2R transponders can be used in existing and future metro and long-haul DWDM systems, optical add/drop mulitplexers (OADM), Reconfigurable OADMs (ROADMs), photonic cross-connects, CATV transport systems, and secure defense networks where cost reduction, noise cancellation, wavelength flexibility, and bit-rate transparency are sought.
Alphion contends its photonic networking technology eliminates the bandwidth barriers for consumers and the cost barriers for service providers in building transparent optical networks with dynamic bit-rate, protocol, and wavelength reconfigurability.
The QLight platform is based on breakthroughs in monolithic integration on InP and advanced packaging technologies. Alphion owns rights to over 30 issued and pending patents related to design, fabrication, and applications of photonic integrated circuits.
"The QLight platform is the foundation for aggregating multiple network functions in monolithic photonic integrated circuits," asserts Dr. Bharat P. Dave, chairman, president, and CEO of Alphion Corp. "Our photonic transponder makes photonic networking a reality and establishes new benchmarks for cost and performance."
Alphion is unveiling the QLight technology and the P2R transponder product line with a public demonstration at the 2004 OFC Conference and exhibition in Los Angeles, February 22-27, 2004 (Booth #4444). Alphion is beginning customer sampling of P2R.