Finisar has introduced Flextune, a new hardware configurable feature for wavelength-tunable optical transceivers. The Flextune feature significantly simplifies deployment of DWDM transceivers in Remote PHY access networks constructed by cable multiple system operators (MSOs).
Optical components developer Finisar has announced that chairman and chief executive officer Jerry Rawls has informed the board of directors that he intends to retire as CEO of the company by the end of calendar year 2018.
The board of directors will conduct a search to identify Mr. Rawls' successor and will consider internal and external candidates for the job.
Finisar says its BPDV4121100GHz balanced detector operates at frequencies in excess of 100GHz to enable coherent signal detection and characterisation at rates up to 160Gbaud, making it the fastest detector on the market. This component will enable the next generation of optical test and measurement equipment, to help vendors develop even higher baud rate optical transmission systems, the company explains.
Finisar has introduced a new line of programmable optical processors aimed at applications in advanced communications systems, and has also added new functions to its WaveAnalyzer 1500S optical spectrum analyser software.
Finisar launched multiple new products at OFC 2015, including a variety of optical modules based on the 100G QSFP28 form factor, as well as a 25 Gigabit Ethernet SFP28-SR transceiver based on the SFP+ form-factor.
The latest addition to Finisar’s family of WaveShaper programmable optical processors is the WaveShaper 16000S with reprogrammable MxN port configuration. In addition, the WaveAnalyzer 1500S high-resolution optical spectrum analyser offers new functionality ideally suited for research and development applications.
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ECOC is the place to be to discover the latest technological and commercial innovations in optical components and networks. Here we highlight some of the exhibitors and events taking place in the exhibition hall.
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