Optical Connections Magazine Spring 2023


TE Connectivity’s Active Optical Cable Portfolio

TE Connectivity provides innovative solutions for global communications infrastructure, life-saving medical care, sustainable communities, efficient utility networks. For more than 75 years, we have partnered with customers to produce highly engineered connectivity and sensing products that make a connected world possible. Our focus on reliability and durability, our commitment to progress, and the unmatched range of our product portfolio enables companies large and small to turn ideas into technology that can transform how the world works and lives tomorrow. SFP, QSFP, QSFP-DD, OSFP ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE ASSEMBLIES TE Connectivity’s active optical cable assembly portfolio provides

improved cable flexibility and longer reach, as compared to both traditional passive copper

solutions and emerging active copper and active electrical (ACC/ AEC) cable solutions, supporting

high performance computing, data center and networking interconnect applications.

New Swept Laser From Quantifi

Quantifi Photonics has debuted its Laser 2000 Series swept tuneable laser at Photonics West 2023, which can be operated as a step- tuned, swept-wavelength, or fixed-wavelength CW laser source. The Laser 2000 Series uses a high-quality grating paired with state-of-the-art micro-electromechanics for quick, voltage-controlled wavelength tuning and repeatability. It offers 0.01 dB power stability and a high-speed scan rate of 400 nm/s. With PXIe compatibility and built-in synchronisation trigger inputs and outputs, users can easily synchronise the laser sweep

with other measurement tools such as optical power meters, spectrum analysers, and oscilloscopes to quickly build flexible and scalable test systems that can be adapted over time to meet changing requirements. Quantifi says that many optical devices, waveguides, and photonic integrated circuits (PIC) must be characterised and tested for wavelength- dependent performance. The Laser 2000 Series can quickly scan the typical wavelength ranges utilised by DWDM and CWDM optical datacom and telecom transmission signals, or be set at specific wavelengths within that range.



ISSUE 32 | Q1 2023

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