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II-VI Inc Showcasing New Optical Amplifiers, Pump Lasers, Optical Monitors and Transceiver-Embedded Components At OFC

In booth 3809 at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2016) in Anaheim, CA, USA (22-24 March), engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA is showcasing a broad portfolio of optical communication products, including the following:

Intelligent subsystems & line-cards: II-VI designs and manufactures line-cards for next-generation systems using a broad portfolio of small components and intelligent modules produced in-house. The line-cards feature mature, stable and reliable software controls as well as differentiated optical monitoring methods.

Embedded optical monitoring: II-VI's channel monitors are claimed to be the world's smallest and capable of monitoring super-channels on a flexible grid. The firm's new optical channel monitor (OCM) features a dwell mode to enable advanced signal analysis on a selected channel. II-VI's new OTDR+ (optical time-domain reflectometry) platform, designed with patent-pending technologies, performs sensitive fault location measurements using very low optical power.

Vertically integrated optical amplifiers: II-VI designs and manufactures optical amplifiers including the pump laser chips and micro-optics, packaged with other optical functions into hybrids, arrays or hybrid-arrays, in order to minimize cost and size. This results in custom-designed optical amplifiers that are small, efficient and cost effective, says the firm.

980nm pump lasers: II-VI continues to evolve its 980nm pump laser portfolio, either boosting the launched optical power to higher levels or shrinking the package size. The new 1W pump laser can replace pairs of lower-power modules, enabling cost-effective, more thermally efficient and environmentally conscious designs. The cooled dual-chip pump laser delivers 2 x 810mW of optical power to meet demanding arrayed or multi-stage amplifier designs.

Transceiver-embedded amplifiers & components: II-VI offers aplete portfolio of small, hybrid and tunable optical components designed to meet the compact physical requirements of high-density transceivers. The new 8-pin uncooled 980nm pump lasers feature 80μm-diameter tight-bend low-loss fiber pigtails designed to fit in tight spaces.

Tunable receivers & burst-mode amplifiers for NG-PON2: For upstream time wavelength division multiplexing (TWDM) passive optical network (PON) links, II-VI recently announced a prototype-stage burst-mode gain-controlled optical amplifier. For downstream transmission, II-VI has demonstrated a miniaturized tunable receiver that can be integrated in standard bi-directional optical subassemblies (BOSAs).

Products for optical switching & wavelength routing: II-VI says that its optical switches and flat-top tunable filters for 50GHz channel spacing are compact and cost-effective solutions for wavelength routing and optical path-protection switching at the edge of the network. The high-port-count MEMS optical switch is especially suited to applications requiring frequent switching, such as when monitoring multiple points in the network.

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