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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