Autumn 2021 - Optical Connections Magazine


Three new products from Apex Technologies

Tibtronix shows transceivers at ECOC 2021

production as one of the integrated tech company Our products include various kinds of optical transceivers (100G, 40G, 25G, 16G, 10G) and other custom designs. For more information, visit

Optolink recommends 100G QSFP28 transceiver for data center applications at ECOC 2021. We are a manufacturer of optical transceivers research, development and

France-based APEX Technologies,

which develops and manufactures high- performance test equipment for fibre optic telecommunications research, will be launching three new products at ECOC 2021. These include an external cavity tuneable laser source, an amplified spontaneous emission source and a polarimeter. The AP405XA is a high- performance external cavity Littman tuneable laser source combining wide tuning range, high output power and high signal-to-noise ratio. Different wavelength ranges are available between 1000 nm and 1650 nm. OEM and stand-alone benchtop instrument versions are available. The benchtop instrument is proposed with a friendly-user software, a touch sensitive screen, GPIB and

ethernet controls. The AP5053A, high power amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) source provides stable output power up to + 20dBm and broad flat spectrum over C+L band. It enables effective and efficient measurements for component characterization or optical sensing. Finally, this product is proposed in Friendly- user standalone benchtop instrument with touch sensitive

screen, General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB) and ethernet controls.

NeoPhotonics intro’s high- power ROADM pluggable

NeoPhotonics Corporation has announced a high output power version of its 400G Multi-Rate CFP2-DCO coherent pluggable transceiver with 0 dBm output power and designed to operate in metro, regional and long haul ROADM based optical networks.

power and OSNR performance, ROADM applications also depend on a CFP2-DCO’s optical filtering tolerance when its signal passes through multiple ROADMs in a network. This is because each ROADM stage applies optical filtering and causes the signal to lose power at the spectral edges. The CFP2-DCO module is well suited for metro ROADM applications to cover a network distribution of up to 16 ROADM spans, encompassing almost all network scenarios. In addition, this module runs at a high spectral efficiency with 75GHz DWDM channel spacing. The same 400G CFP2-DCO module has sufficient performance to cover long-haul applications at 400G and 200G.

The module is based on NeoPhotonics vertically

integrated Indium Phosphide technology platform, including its ultra-pure Nano tunable laser and Class 40 Coherent Driver Modulator (CDM) and Coherent Receiver (ICR). The company says the module operates at up to 67 Gbaud enabling longer distance transmission and exhibiting superior receiver

of-band OSNR performance in the industry. Higher transmitter OSNR enables longer distance transmission or more ROADM stages, while higher out- of-band OSNR ensures less crosstalk for colourless ROADMs. In addition to the high output

Optical Signal to Noise Ratio (rOSNR) performance. An important, differentiating feature is that the transmitter integrates an optical amplifier to achieve the 0 dBm output power, while simultaneously achieving what the company believes is the best transmitter OSNR and out-


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