Fiber-optic test and measurement equipment vendor Yenista Optics has expanded its flagship OSICS platform with new variable attenuator and optical switch modules. The additional functionality the new modules add to OSICS can be controlled though a single interface.
OSICS is an eight-module rack system that can be configured with DFB lasers or a variety of tunable lasers covering the 1260 nm to 1650 nm wavelength bands.
The “OSICS ATN” variable attenuator module is designed to provide:
- up to 60 dB attenuation with 0.1-dB resolution
- operation over 1260 to 1650 nm
- optical power handling up to 2 W.
The power handling abilities are designed to ensure compatibility with “nearly all” power control requirements, even in high channel count DWDM applications, according to Yenista. The module is available in both singlemode fiber and polarization maintaining fiber configurations.
The “OSICS SWT” singlemode optical switch modules are available as 1x1 (shutter), 1x2, 1x4, and 2x2 types. The modules offer low insertion loss, low PDL, a fast switching time, and a very repeatable operation, Yenista asserts. The switches are also available as polarization maintaining fiber version with high PER.
“The OSICS platform has been extremely successful with customers using it in both research and production environments. Our strategy is to build on this success by providing new modules, broadening the range of applications, whilst ensuring compatibility with older OSICS racks to allow customers to add new functionality to their existing systems” said CEO Michiel Van Der Keur.
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