Finisar WaveShaper Series A Programmable Optical Processors target R&D, manufacturing test

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has expanded its WaveShaper line with the WaveShaper Series A Programmable Optical Processors. The test instruments provide improved optical performance and enhanced control functions to support optical filtering and processing applications in advanced communication systems in the R&D and manufacturing realms, says the company.

Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR) has expanded its WaveShaper line with the WaveShaper Series A Programmable Optical Processors. The test instruments provide improved optical performance and enhanced control functions to support optical filtering and processing applications in advanced communication systems in the R&D and manufacturing realms, says the company.

The WaveShaper Series A processors significantly reduce insertion loss and polarization dependent loss (PDL) and provide an increased operating wavelength range for both C- and L-Band units. They also benefit from a new feature now available across all WaveShaper instruments: an Ethernet interface that complements the existing USB control. Together with the application programming interface (API), the Ethernet interface enables more efficient configuration of the device and access to measurement data using HTTP commands from a Web browser or software programming language. The Series A family also features a built-in web server that enables the user to control the instrument from any device that has a web browser.

The WaveShaper Series A instruments are fully backward compatible with previous models and can serve as a drop-in replacement for fielded units from previous generations. The Series A is immediately available for order; shipping will begin next month, says Finisar.

Concurrent with the introduction of the Series A platforms, Finisar has announced that its WaveAnalyzer 1500S High Resolution Optical Spectrum Analyzer now supports new analysis functions through the instrument API. These include averaging, OSNR measurements, and programmable resolution bandwidth. This upgrade is available immediately.

The WaveShaper Series A family and WaveAnalyzer 1500S will be demonstrated at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC) in Düsseldorf, Germany, from September 19 to 21 at Finisar's Booth #500.

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