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Quebec City, March 14th, 2017 – TeraXion will showcase a tunable dispersion compensator that manages chromatic dispersion simultaneously on the entire C-band at OFC in Los Angeles from March 21st to 23rd, 2017. The device has been designed to enable significant cost and size reduction in 100 Gb/s PAM-4 systems for data center interconnects (DCIs) and other applications.
Thanks to its slope-matching technology, the TDCMX-SM compensates chromatic dispersion simultaneously in all channels on 50 GHz or 100 GHz channel grids, extending the link reach up to 80 km. This single part number could eventually replace the current solution of compensating dispersion with spools of dispersion compensating fiber (DCF). The TDCMX-SM uses the same platform as TeraXion’s previous generation tunable dispersion compensator, which was deployed in the tens of thousands of units.
“The impetus for designing the Slope-Matched Tunable Dispersion Compensator was offering system integrators and content providers a tunable DCM [dispersion compensation module] with DCIs’ specific needs in mind”, says Patrick Lebeau, sales and product line manager at TeraXion. “We are excited, because the end-product is a plug-and-play device that can bring significant reductions in system costs and space, making the PAM-4 network architecture even more cost-effective”, he adds.
OFC visitors interested in learning more about this new product can visit TeraXion during show hours at booth 2633.
TeraXion designs, manufactures and markets photonic components and modules for speed, power and precision in markets including optical communications, laser systems and optical sensing. http://www.teraxion.com/en/cs-tdcmx-sm