Nuphoton's EDFA features extended operating temperature

April 27, 2006 Murrieta, CA -- Nuphoton Technologies, a provider of fiber-optic amplifiers and fiber lasers, has released its NP2000-XT, an Erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) that supports an extended operating temperature range of - 40 to + 85°C - beyond the Telecordia specification of -5 to + 65°C.

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April 27, 2006 Murrieta, CA -- Nuphoton Technologies, a provider of fiber-optic amplifiers and fiber lasers, has released its NP2000-XT, an Erbium doped fiber amplifier (EDFA) that supports an extended operating temperature range of - 40 to + 85°C - beyond the Telecordia specification of -5 to + 65°C.

The company says it developed the NP2000-XT in response to customer demand for an EDFA that's able to operate in FTTH applications where extreme temperatures are a factor. According to the company, in typical FTTH environments, EDFAs can be physically deployed on top of electrical poles or at the edges of building walls; in such cases, the company contends that traditional temperature protection measures such as repeater sheds or chambers may not be practical or cost-effective. The company says its NP2000-XT is an ideally suited for use in such environments.

The NP2000-XT is designed to complement the company's other products for FTTH, CATV, and aerospace applications. The EDFA provides output power > 18 dBm across the C-band in the -40 to +85°C operating temperature range. Typical power consumption is under 5 W; the device's MTBF is comparable to conventional optical amplifiers.


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