by Mardi Balgochian Scalise
Not long after their February introduction of a widely tunable laser for long- and ultra-long-haul systems, New Focus (San Jose, CA) unveiled two new product lines at the 2001 Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) in Anaheim, Calif.
The first suite extends the company�s fiber amp component line, delivering high power handling capability and low insertion loss for advanced EDFAs and Raman amplifiers used in optical networks. The second is a line of fused fiber manufacturing instruments that provide engineers and manufacturing professionals a simplified means to set up plans and ramp up volume.
The fiber amp component line of products are based on thin film technology, serve several applications within fiber amplifiers, including the combination of the power output of pump sources and the combination of pump power with the signals being amplified. The product line also includes bandsplitters that are used to combine or split C and L band signals in an optical network system.
New Focus is currently sampling the family of pump combining devices to OEMs.
The suite of fused fiber manufacturing instruments consists of three families of products: the 781X Fused Fiber Coupling Manufacturing Systems; the 7835 DWDM Trimming Tool; and the 7823 Fiber Heat-Treatment System. Benefits of each system:
The 781X Fused Fiber Coupling Manufacturing System
* Tight control over all parameters for high repeatability
* Process knowledge for building fused fiber couplers
The 7835 DWDM Trimming Tool
* High-precision, smooth motion stages with minimal backlash for accurate and repeatable adjustment
* Easy-to-use controller for tight parameter control
The 7823 Fiber Heat-Treatment System
* High precision, smooth motion stages with minimal backlash for accurate and repeatable adjustment
* Reduces the coupling losses between fibers and devices
New Focus combines its volume-manufacturing infrastructure with Globe Y�s fused fiber manufacturing and heat-treatment systems experience. By expanding its product line, New Focus aims to better address the needs of the component manufacturing market. The instruments, now available, are fully serviced by New Focus.
For more information about New Focus, visit them in booth #1818, or visit www.newfocus.com.