Adaptif Unveils Polarization Monitor

Adaptif Photonics detects anomalous polarization effects

August 31, 2004

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HAMBURG -- Adaptif Photonics GmbH ( has announced the release of a monitoring system which provides a critical tool for Researchers, Engineers and Technicians who are concerned about polarization induced transmission impairments in fiber optic communication networks. This monitoring system allows for the first time, an analysis of rapid changes in polarization that may be as short as a few microseconds and can foreshadow transmission failures. The internal automatic trigger capability permits the straightforward isolation of these effects for analysis.

Understanding the statistics and the dynamics of these effects is of high importance in order to increase the robustness of a communication system against transmission failures induced by Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) and Polarization Dependent Loss (PDL).

The solution will be demonstrated at ECOC 2004 by Adaptif Photonics at the booth of BFi OPTiLAS (number 321), Adaptif’s Pan-European distribution partner.

Announcing the release, Dr Ralf Stolte, Adaptif Photonics’ CEO stated, “Customers operating long-haul networks are delighted by the new capabilities provided by this solution as it provides them for the first time, the ability to effectively monitor the dynamics within their networks and isolate the critical features. Through long-term monitoring they can identify the risk potential of a link going down because of polarization issues. These customers are finding that Adaptif’s solution, by enabling pre-emptive maintenance, is a valuable risk-management tool.”

Adaptif Photonics GmbH

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