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Modular Multi-Terabit Turn-Key Solution for Testing your Elastic Optical Network Designs

Bandwidth explosion requires pushing the envelope of next generation transmission systems to new capacity limits using high-order complex modulation formats, such as 16-QAM and flexible channel grid systems to allow for closer channel spacing and ultimately higher system capacity.

ID Photonics and Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute jointly developed a modular test solution that provides researchers and engineers a comprehensive way to design and test future ultra-high capacity network architectures for the coherent transmission era using various modulation formats and channel configurations with unsurpassed ease of operation.

This joint development consists of an optical multi-format transmitter that enables a flexible generation of optical data signals with various modulation formats (PSK, QPSK, 16-QAM, etc.) f.

ID Photonics versatile carrier comb generator provides up to 200 DWDM channels and consists of narrow line-width tunable lasers optimized for coherent transmission. On that basis, the platform allows for generation of multi-Terabit/s test signals using different modulation formats, carrier spacings and wavelength bands in a very flexible way by just a few mouse clicks. The modular design of pluggable tunable laser units with an industry-leading portfolio of chassis variants adapts to customers’ needs and easily allows extension of existing installations.

The platform comes with an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) and a digital signal processing (DSP) library for generation of arbitrary waveforms. This enables tailored adaptation to customer specific implementations and data formats.


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