Oplink's Raman amplifier components key part of Xtera's S-band

Feb. 28, 2001
Feb. 28, 2001--Oplink Communications, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of optical components and integrated optical modules, announced that Oplink's passive Raman amplifier components were a key part of Xtera Communications' demonstration of multi-channel 10-Gbps transmission using cascaded discrete Raman amplifiers in the S-band.

Oplink Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPLK), a designer and manufacturer of optical components and integrated optical modules, announced that Oplink's passive Raman amplifier components were a key part of Xtera Communications' demonstration of multi-channel 10-Gbps transmission using cascaded discrete Raman amplifiers in the S-band. Oplink's components are the first to be fully qualified for incorporation into The Xtera eXpander System Integral.

Xtera eXpander System Integral is a commercially available product that utilizes the S-band window between 1485 and 1525 nm, supporting 50 GHZ channel spacing. Currently deployed dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) systems transmit only in the C-band (1530 to 1565 nm) and the L-band (1570 to 1610 nm).

Xtera's 16-channel transmission allows for additional bandwidth typically untapped in commercial optical networking products. Oplink's passive Raman amplification components are part of its complete optical Raman amplification line of products. Oplink designs and builds a complete line of Raman and EDFA amplifier platforms for optical networking companies on an OEM basis.

About Oplink Communications:

Oplink designs, manufactures and markets fiber optic networking components and integrated optical modules that expand optical bandwidth, amplify optical signals, monitor and protect wavelength performance and redirect light signals within an optical network.