Finisar offers MxN WaveShaper 16000S optical processor

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.

The WaveShaper 16000S capabilities have been extended by offering additional port configurations. In addition to the standard 4x16 configuration, this instrument now supports 1x19, 8x12 and 10x10 port configurations. User-defined filter functions with arbitrary shape in amplitude and phase can still be applied between any input and any output port. This flexible port allocation is of particular importance to research on software-defined networks (SDN).

The WaveAnalyzer 1500S adds enhanced signal analysis capability for optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) measurements in real time with update rates of up to 10Hz. The WaveAnalyzer's six-point OSNR measurement technique enables OSNR measurements on densely spaced channels by exploiting the high spectral resolution (150MHz) of the instrument.

The WaveShaper and WaveAnalyzer instruments can be controlled using Finisar's intuitive graphical user interface packages or simple application programming interface (API). The API is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems and allows integration of the instruments in test system environments.

"With the upgrades of the WaveAnalyzer 1500S and WaveShaper 16000S, Finisar continues to demonstrate its commitment to provide advanced test solutions for leading edge of optical communication technology," said Dr. Simon Poole, director of new business ventures, Finisar Australia. "The WaveAnalyzer 1500S provides real-time OSNR measurements on advanced, densely spaced channel plans, while the WaveShaper 16000S provides a unique platform for research into dynamically configurable networks in telecom and storage applications."

Both instruments are available now for shipping in April 2015.

They will be on display at OFC 2015 from March 24 to 26 in Los Angeles, California, at Finisar's booth #1403.


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