Finisar Australia, the wholly-owned subsidioary of II-VI, has released what it claims is the world’s first quad 4x1x9 wavelength selective switch (WSS) for use in next-generation reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) communication networks. An extension of Finisar Australia’s twin low-profile liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) platform, the Flexgrid quad low-profile WSS integrates four independent WSS units in a single module, enabling 4 degrees of broadcast and select or 2 degrees of route and select functionality in a single low-profile line card.
The Flexgrid quad low-profile WSS complements Finisar’s range of production WSS configurations comprising port counts from a single 1×2 to a twin 2x2x34 and channel widths from legacy fixed 50/100 GHz to arbitrary customer-controllable channels using Flexgrid technology.
Building on extensive LCoS WSS experience gained from over 8 billion operating hours in the field, Finisar Australia continues to innovate with exciting new LCoS WSS platforms and products that enable new applications for our customers worldwide.
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