Phoenix Photonics to showcase new SDM components

Created March 3, 2014
Technologies and Products

Phoenix Photonics, the UK-based optical fibre components specialist, will showcase a new range of fibre spatial mode control components, complementing its polarization mode control range. The company will demonstrate mode converters for Few Moded Fibres and Photonic Lantern technology for SDM (Space Division Multiplexing). As a result of its innovative R&D work, Phoenix has the technologies and expertise to manufacture high-quality optical fibre components. The company’s portfolio already includes a very popular range of all-fibre polarization control products. The new components are a result of Phoenix’s research in the EU supported MODE-GAP project, investigating mode division multiplexing for next generation telecommunication networks. With increasing demands for data, there is a developing market interest in SDM techniques to address the potential capacity crunch. Multimode transmission is a possible solution to meet the industry’s needs, and Phoenix is currently using all-fibre technology to develop a new range of passive spatial mode control components. Dr. Ian Giles, CEO of the company says: ‘At Phoenix Photonics, we place a great emphasis on R&D. Our efforts, including both independent and collaborative projects, have allowed us to stay at the forefront of the optics industry. Our knowledge of the industry has always informed our design and technical decisions, and we strive to keep our clients well-prepared for future developments. As usual, we are proud to present our new products at OFC this March.’ Phoenix primarily provides optical fibre components and modules for telecommunications test and measurement instrumentation and sensing systems. The company also supplies university R&D departments and research establishments developing next generation systems.

Phoenix Photonics will be exhibiting at OFC – Stand 3675

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