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Aragon and Yenista partner for optical spectrum analysis

Test and measurement equipment manufacturers Aragon Photonics and Yenista Optics have signed an agreement to collaborate on high-resolution optical spectrum analysis equipment.

Founded in 2004 in Zaragoza, Spain, Aragon Photonics is the manufacturer of the BOSA, an advanced high-resolution optical spectrum analyser (OSA) based on stimulated Brillouin scattering.

Lannion, France-headquartered Yenista Optics started out developing equipment based on bulk diffraction gratings, but broadened its portfolio with the addition of tunable laser technology and instruments from Anritsu in 2009.

The first step of the cooperation will be to establish interoperability between Aragon’s BOSA100 optical spectrum analyser and Yenista’s T100S-HP tunable laser. Looking ahead, the companies plan to work together across all aspects of business including next-generation technology, business development, sales and customer support.

By combining expertise, the companies believe they can make rapid progress developing instruments for high-resolution measurements that include polarisation and phase information. This information is needed to characterise more complex modulation formats such as PAM4 for data centres and polarisation-multiplexed quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM) for coherent systems. The technology can also be applied to the characterisation of laser devices because it allows side-mode spacing, side-mode suppression ratio and chirp can be accurately measured.

“At Aragon, we are thrilled to join forces with a great company such as Yenista in developing and promoting high-performance optical test equipment,” said Asier Villafranca, CEO of Aragon. “We believe this cooperation will bring us a step further in the photonic test and measurement industry.”

“This partnership is an important step for Yenista. It enables us to offer high-resolution OSAs as well as classical OSAs to our customers,” said Michiel van der Keur, CEO of Yenista Optics, “Moreover, all customers that already own our laser can directly benefit from the interoperability with Aragon’s BOSA100”.

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