Optametra Tests Coherent

Optametra announces the first available solutions for testing real coherent transmission systems in real time

March 26, 2009

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VERONA, Wis. -- Optametra announces the first available solutions for testing real coherent transmission systems in real time. Optametra’s OM4005 and OM4006 Coherent Lightwave Signal Analyzers™ enable visualization and measurement of dual-polarized complex-modulated signals in fiber.

Optametra’s hardware includes the OM3005 polarization-diverse Coherent Modulation Receiver™ (CMR™), enabling simultaneous measurement of any modulation format, including coherent dual-polarization (DP) QPSK, and subsets, such as differential QPSK. Optametra’s software calibrates and processes for real-time burst-mode constellation diagram displays, eye-diagram displays, bit-error detection, polarization (Poincaré sphere), and more. Bit rates to 43 Gb/s (40G DP-QPSK) are supported today, with simple 112 Gb/s (100G DP-QPSK) upgrades available mid-2009.

Optametra will introduce the OM4005 and OM4006 at OFC/NFOEC 2009, San Diego Convention Center, Calif., Booth 2353, March 23-26, 2009.

The ability for carriers to smoothly grow data rates without pulling new fiber is the compelling value proposition of complex and polarization-diverse optical modulation. Carriers and network equipment manufacturers have demonstrated 112 Gb/s transmission in an otherwise-10 Gb/s channel using such modulation; conventional modulation leaves 90% of the fiber capacity unused!

Optametra LLC

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