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Flexible low-cost WDM transmitter for mass production
Author(s): Kevin E. Redner
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Paper Abstract

Ortel recently completed a production run of 4λ WDM OC-48 laser transmitter systems in accordance with a DURIP (Defense University Research Instrumentation Program) contract. The total number of systems manufactured was in excess of 120 (or, 480+ individual laser transmitters), encompassing eight distinct wavelengths. A number of interesting design, manufacturability, and production testing issues were observed. This paper will discuss the details of Oriel's experience which has resulted in a simple, commercially available, low cost OC-48 WDM transmitter system. Finally, a forward looking analysis of new trends in the field of WDM will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 January 1999
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 10293, Wavelength Division Multiplexing: A Critical Review, 1029309 (26 January 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.335925
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Kevin E. Redner, Ortel Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10293:
Wavelength Division Multiplexing: A Critical Review
Ray T. Chen; Louis S. Lome, Editor(s)

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