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Pacific Wave Unveils Modulator

10-Gbit/s polymer broadband modulator for high-speed optical transmission systems

June 8, 2001

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LOS ANGELES -- Pacific Wave Communications (PWC) today announced the introduction of their first-generation 10Gbps broadband polymer modulator for high-speed optical transmission systems. This unique modulator is designed for high-speed transmission, low voltage operation and to be used with low cost drivers. It is expected to have a major impact on the next generation of high bandwidth optical communications. The PWC modulator exceeds the capacity of today’s bandwidth demands and boasts capacity for future broadband, bandwidth intensive, residential and commercial applications. High-speed optical transmission systems require broadband light modulation. The Pacific Wave modulator is used to encode information at 10Gbps onto 1.55 mm laser light. Modulator performance is measured in term of: bandwidth, drive voltage, optical insertion loss and modulator chirp. This new PWC modulator demonstrates superior characteristics: 15 GHz bandwidth, an extremely low drive voltage DC Vp of less than 2 volts, an optical insertion loss of only 6 dB, and zero chirp for long haul applications or variable chirp configurations are available. Pacific Wave Communications

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