Multiplex Shows Off Transmitter
The laser has three sections: gain, phase and Bragg. Electronic, quasi-continuous tuning (the MTX-TEML is not temperature tuned) is achieved by injecting current into the phase and Bragg sections. Up to sixteen channels of tuning is possible with a switching time of less than 10 ms. In Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) systems, the MTX-TEML can effectively back-up sixteen EMLs - which can result in massive reductions in the spare part inventories of network service providers. The versatility of the MTX-TEML also makes it ideal for optical routing, wavelength conversion, optical add-/drop-multiplexing, and instrumentation and remote sensing.