Bandwidth9 Picks CyOptics Modulator

CyOptics modulator used in Bandwidth9's fully integrated, 2.5-Gbit/s extended reach transmitter

December 17, 2002

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- CyOptics Inc, a leading developer of Indium Phosphide (InP) based optical components, has provided key technology to Bandwidth9, a manufacturer of VCSEL-based tunable laser transmission products, for development of a highly compact, tunable, extended reach transmitter. CyOptics EAM2010 amplified electroabsorption modulator is the modulation element within Bandwidth9's MetroFlex G2 transmitter product, which is a high performance tunable alternative to fixed-wavelength transmitters. "This is a good example of joint product development, where innovations complement each other and result in an attractive solution for system vendors," said Vladimir Kozlov, Senior Analyst at RHK Optical Components. "Wide tunability of a VCSEL, combined with the extended reach of an amplified EAM, enable a universal transmitter module that can support any ITU channel and any reach. That is exactly what system vendors are looking for." CyOptics EAM2010 amplified modulator is a breakthrough, monolithic, InP based device, providing extended reach transmission at up to 10Gbps. Unlike standard modulators, that attenuate incoming light, the EAM2010 includes built-in amplification, enabling its use with low power light sources. In addition, the EAM2010 has integrated power monitoring and allows dynamic control of transmitter output power. Bandwidth9's MetroFlex G2 combines CyOptics EAM2010 within a cost-effective, fully integrated laser system which provides uncompensated reach beyond 600km at 2.5Gbps. Bandwidth9 Inc. CyOptics Inc.

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