Coherent adapts WaveShaper, WaveAnalyzer lines for super C-Band applications

Feb. 21, 2023
The super C-Band runs from 1523.9 nm to 1572.7 nm, beyond the C-Band and what is commonly known as extended C-Band.

Coherent Corp. (Nasdaq: COHR) says it has enhanced its WaveShaper and WaveAnalyzer test platform lines to accommodate applications across the super C-band. This band runs from 1523.9 nm to 1572.7 nm, beyond the C-Band and what is commonly known as extended C-Band.

Such spectrum extensions have become more appealing as capacity requirements drive a need for more wavelengths than the standard C-Band can accommodate with conventional transmission technologies. The new members of the two respective portfolios include the WaveShaper 1000B and 4000B, which can generate arbitrary attenuation and phase filter shapes with a resolution bandwidth as low as 10 GHz and a filter update rate of greater than 10 Hz. Within the WaveAnalyzer family, the WaveAnalyzer 400A/Super-C is an optical spectrum analyzer that operates over the super C-band, with 500 MHz (4 pm) of optical resolution bandwidth and two full measurement scans per second.

“WaveShaper and WaveAnalyzer are in a class of test and measurement products of their own, in terms of their premium performance at affordable prices,” said Dr. Sanjai Parthasarathi, chief marketing officer at Coherent. “The two products are complementary and have grown in popularity over the years. Customers use both in their advanced laboratories or manufacturing environments.”

Coherent will show off the new platforms at OFC 2023 in San Diego, March 7-9, in Booth 3815. Also at the booth will be a demonstration of the recently unveiled ultra-wideband C+L-band optical channel monitor, as well as a pre-product launch demonstration of its WaveMaker 4000A programmable optical spectrum synthesizer that earned a 4.5 rating out of a potential 5.0 in the 2023 Lightwave Innovation Reviews.

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