Accumux Technologies Demonstrates Tunable, Etalon-based Dispersion Compensation Module at NFOEC.
NFOEC NFOEC National Fiber Optical Engineer Conference
NFOEC National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference 2002
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 16, 2002
Demo of second-generation, etalon-based, tunable, dispersion
compensation module shows low insertion loss in a compact size
Accumux Technologies gives live demonstrations of its second-generation, dynamically tunable, etalon In optical networking, an etalon is a passive filter that uses a Fabry-Perot cavity. See Fabry-Perot. based dispersion compensation module (DCM DCM
Distinguished Conduct Medal ) at its booth #1120 at the National Fiber Optic Engineering Conference (NFOEC) in Dallas. The demo displays the DCM's group delay, chromatic dispersion, polarization mode dispersion Polarization mode dispersion (PMD) is a form of modal dispersion where two different polarizations of light in a waveguide, which normally travel at the same speed, travel at different speeds due to random imperfections and asymmetries, causing random spreading of optical pulses. , insertion loss, and polarization dependent loss in real-time.
This etalon-based DCM demonstrates a high figure of merit Noun 1. figure of merit - a numerical expression representing the efficiency of a given system, material, or procedure
efficiency - the ratio of the output to the input of any system , low group delay ripple, a compact size, field-selectable chromatic dispersion tuning, an ITU-grid-matched 100 GHz channel spacing, and complete band coverage for data rates of up to 10 Gb/s. The data from the demo will cover the entire 40 plus channels on the C-band as well as any selected channel within the C-band.
"Our second-generation DCM active demo will show that etalon-based DCMs are the most effective and realistic solution for dispersion in today's market," says Ross Kocen, VP of Marketing at Accumux. "We are able to offer the industry's most compact product with the most number of channels."
The particular version of DCM to be on display has been designed to complement Legacy transmission fiber (SMF-28 or the like) in both chromatic dispersion and chromatic dispersion slope. This live demo will be performed using an Optical Vector Analyzer for rapid scanning updates. Accumux's Light Fixer fixer,
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fixer (TM) DCM start at $3,000 for 50 channels and will be shipping in production quantities early 2003.
Visit Accumux Technologies at NFOEC and view their active DCM demo at booth number 1120.
Accumux Technologies develops and delivers high-precision, innovative optical components and sub-systems for DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing fiber-optic communication systems. The Light Fixers(TM) product family, based on patent-pending etalon technology, includes Dispersion Compensation Modules (DCM). Located in Camarillo, California, along the 101 High Tech Optical Corridor, Accumux Technologies has state-of-the-art laboratories and class-1000 clean rooms, full optical polishing and dicing capabilities, and a CNC-based machine shop. For more information, please visit www.accumux.com