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fine-tune customised web-scale applications tailored to their specific needs. Ciena executives and technical experts will also be on hand to discuss the company’s efforts to help service providers build larger, more agile and robust networks that cater to rising web-scale demands. www.ciena.com


Laser Components (booth 3634) has expanded its in-house production facility for fibre-optic cables and can now offer patch cords, pigtails and connector assemblies for singlemode and polarisation-maintaining fibres. Te standard cables are equipped with FC/PC or FC/APC style connectors, and can be produced for the classic telecom


Te patch cords are ideally suited for applications in sensor technology or spectroscopy, in measurement modules, pump lasers, and data transmission. www.lasercomponents.com


Phoenix Photonics (booth 2563) will be exhibiting its enhanced range of products for polarisation and mode control in optical fibres. Te in-fibre mode control range is targeted at space-division multiplexing (SDM)


applications and includes the world’s first commercial few-mode erbium-doped fibre amplifier. Tis compact all-fibre amplifier gives high performance across the C-band, ideal for SDM system trials. Te amplifier will be on display at the Phoenix booth, together with ‘photonic lantern’ mode mux/demuxs and other supporting few-mode fibre components. www.phoenixphotonics.com


wavelengths at 850nm, 1310nm, and 1550nm, but also wavelengths in the visible range as low as 450nm. Other connector types are available upon request. Te R&D team can provide a complete customisation service. Te company can offer high-precision


manufacturing, especially important for patch cords for short wavelengths that have a small core and mode-field diameters in the range 3-4µm. Careful manufacturing techniques are backed by an extensive range of measurement equipment and more than 15 years of experience in the assembly of optical fibres.


Bristol Instruments (booth 1453), a leader in laser wavelength measurement technology, has set a new standard for WDM wavelength testing with the 828B high-speed optical wavelength meter. Te 828B system measures the absolute wavelength of WDM lasers to an accuracy of ±1pm. Tis accuracy is maintained over long periods of time by calibrating with a built-in wavelength standard resulting in a confidence level of 99.7 per cent. What makes the 828B system special is that it measures wavelength at a rate as high as 1kHz. Tis speed is very important to manufacturers of WDM components because it enables more


Incorporating an optical demultiplexer, four


Optical and electrical connectivity specialist Huber+Suhner (booth 3106) says its products are specially designed for high-speed requirements within applications where space is tight and miniaturised components that are robust, reliable and easy to handle are a necessity. At OFC this year, the company will be showcasing miniature multi-lambda receiver optical subassembly (ROSA) products, as well as their concept of optical printed circuit board (PCB) connectivity.


integrated PIN detectors and a quad-array trans-impedance amplifier (TIA), the ROSA receives parallel optical WDM signals, each propagating at 28.3Gb/s, over a single optical fibre. Elsewhere on the exhibition floor, electronic


test and measurement equipment manufacturer Keysight will be using Huber+Suhner’s second-generation ROSA +100G mux to demonstrate their equipment, while the first-generation ROSA will be used by high- speed semiconductor provider Inphi to demonstrate their new clock-and-data-recovery (CDR) chip. www.hubersuhner.com


At OFC Coherent Solutions (booth 1328) will display its new pattern-independent automatic bias controller, the IQABC, which enables test engineers to optimise the performance and stability of any OIF compatible IQ-modulator used in coherent optical transmission. A complete system is demonstrated to test an IQ-modulator using pulse pattern generator IQPPG and tunable laser source IQTLS to drive the IQ-modulator, and Teledyne LeCroy’s (booth 1115) optical


Senko (booth 2225) will introduce the MPO Plus 16- and 32-fibre ferrule at this year’s OFC exhibition. Te new MPO Plus MT 16- and 32-fibre ferrules are designed to meet the new TIA604-18 standard, which addresses 16-fibre hole width multi-fibre push-on (MPO) connector requirements. Tese products are available in single row 16 fibre and 32 fibre 2x16 configurations. A multimode version is also available for 100G and 400G parallel optics applications. www.senko.com


efficient wavelength testing and, therefore, greater productivity. What’s more, the speed of the 828B system provides time resolution as short as 1ms, resulting in more detailed wavelength characterisation of components such as tunable WDM lasers. www.bristol-inst.com


Proximion (booth 3469) offers what the company claims are the world’s only fibre Bragg grating (FBG) based continuous dispersion compensation modules. Tens of thousands of units are deployed in networks worldwide today, compensating for dispersion in links that span more than six laps around the globe. Te company’s products combine all the benefits of the FBG and dispersion compensating fibre (DCF) technology, taking advantage of both full-band and channel plan independent compensation. www.proximion.com


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