Gemfire Announces Products
“Gemfire’s pump source array was designed to meet the cost and performance needs of today’s rapidly expanding metro networks,” said Rick Tompane, president and CEO of Gemfire. “Through integration and automation we have created a compact pump source device that features an array of eight lasers that can individually provide pump power to eight separate amplifiers, dramatically reducing the number of individual devices needed to compensate for optical node and switch loss or provide dynamic power control in metro networks.”
In a separate release:
Gemfire, an integrated photonics company, today introduced a multi-port variable optical attenuator (VOA) array designed to provide gain equalization and dynamic saturation control of optical signals. Gemfire’s VOA array component device is built on the company’s proprietary PhotonIC™ platform using a unique polymer waveguide design that provides low insertion loss, a small footprint, and electronically controllable attenuation with considerably less power consumption.
“Gemfire has created the first multi-port VOA that addresses the low-power, compact-size, and stability requirements of optical network systems,” said Rick Tompane, president and CEO of Gemfire. “In addition, integration and automation make Gemfire’s VOA devices scalable to very high port counts for future applications where higher channel counts will become even more common.”