Kailight Assists 40-Gbit/s Research

Kailight and Heinrich-Hertz-Institute partner to support 40-Gbit/s all-optical signal regeneration

September 14, 2004

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DALLAS, Texas -- Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI), a subsidiary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and a leading applied-research institute located in Berlin, Germany and Kailight Photonics, developers of all-optical signal regeneration and wavelength conversion technology, announced today their agreement to jointly test and design Kailight’s Tunable All-optical Signal Regeneration (TASR).

Kailight’s TASR (Tunable All-optical Signal Regenerator) optical modules provide fast-switching, tunable, all-optical solutions designed to operate within optical regenerators, switches, routers, add/drop multiplexers and cross-connects at bit-rates ranging from 1Gb/s to 42.5Gb/s. This benchmark product line also delivers bit-rate and protocol transparency while dramatically reducing network transmissions costs.

Under the agreement HHI will support testing for 40Gb/s all-optical 2R (Re-amplification & Re-shaping) applications using Kailight’s patented technology. HHI will also work with Kailight to offer an all-optical 3R (Re-amplification, Re-shaping & Re-synchronization) design option to the current TASR module. This includes integration of HHI’s patented 40GHz OptoClock, which upgrades 2R regeneration to 3R functionality for improved stability in 40Gb/s ultra long-haul transmission.

“The demand from large systems vendors for 40Gb/s all-optical solutions has greatly increased over the past year,” said Sagie Tsadka, CEO of Kailight. “In fact, the testing criterion for this project is being set by a large systems vendor.”

Sagie Tsadka went on to say, “Working with HHI’s will help Kailight to accelerate our rollout of 40Gb/s applications for the TASR platform. HHI’s expertise and world-class facilities will ensure that this technology will exceed the high demands set by the industry’s leading systems vendors.”

And Bernd Sartorius, project leader at HHI, adds “The core competencies between Kailight, a commercial company, and HHI, a research institute, complement each other. Together our companies can provide the industry’s most advanced all-optical regenerator, which will pave the way for next-generation communication networks.”

Kailight Photonics Ltd.

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