Lightchip Showcases 'Versalight' Family

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- OFC, Booth #3356 -- Transporting virtually error-free OC-48 signals while operating under an extreme and constantly changing range of temperatures, Lightchip's wavelength management subsystems today proved their ability to manage bi-directional, high-channel count wavelength traffic over long distances while withstanding harsh climate conditions. The Versalight intelligent subsystems both routed as well as monitored all the wavelengths, optical powers and OSNRs of 40 C-band channels over more that 100 kilometers of fiber - without amplification - while temperatures fluctuated from minus five to 70 degrees Celsius (-5° to 70° C). With this low-loss and "athermal" performance, Lightchip subsystems demonstrated the reliability, flexibility and low cost-of-ownership required for DWDM-based optical networking to flourish in metro environments.

"Carriers in the metro face major decisions as they confront exploding Internet traffic and escalating demand for new services. To capitalize on these opportunities, they require the ability to manage networks in the optical domain at the wavelength level," said Lightchip president and chief executive officer Isadore Katz. "This performance demonstrates that our wavelength management product family is poised to help service providers fully realize the benefits of DWDM in the metro market."

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