Lightchip adds GHz/flat passband to OWR

Thu, 05/17/2001 - 8:00pm
Anne Kerven

Lightchip Inc. added 200 GHz spacing and flat passband capabilities to its Versalight optical wavelength router. The diffraction-grating-based product provides 20 200 GHz ITU-spaced channels.

The addition allows service providers to route wavelengths where and when they are most needed, the company says.

Lightchip is backed by $85 million in funding and $25 million in customer contracts, a spokeswoman says.

The OWR provides bi-directional wavelength multiplexing and demultiplexing of disparate network traffic flows on a single fiber. Lightchip says the technology creates a massively parallel mux/demux approach with fewer elements, no moving parts, less complexity and ultra-low insertion loss. The product is thermally stable, it adds.



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