Compact Optical Variable Attenuator and Ultimate Tap-Photodetector

SANTEC Announces an Ultra-Compact Attenuator and Tap-Photodetector for 100G+ digital coherent transceivers.

Compact Optical Variable Attenuator and Ultimate Tap-Photodetector

Compact Optical Variable Attenuator and Ultimate Tap-Photodetector



SANTEC (headquarters located in Komaki City, Japan), a leading design and manufacturer of tunable lasers, optical instruments, OCT products, and fiber-optic components, has introduced the Ultra-Compact Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) variable optical attenuator (VOA) and the Ultra-Compact Tap-Photodetector (Tap-PD) for 100G+ digital coherent transceivers.

100G+ digital coherent transceivers are rapidly expanding in data center interconnect (DCI) and will be deployed for mobile 5G and IoT communications in the near future. The deployment of small form factor, compact integrations such as CFP, CFP2 and CFP8 have been accelerated in the 100G+ digital coherent transceiver market as well.

The MEMS based VOA (code: COVA) and ultimate tap-photodetector (code: UTP) are optical passive components in transceivers to equalize the optical amplified power and to monitor the optical power respectively. The COVA and UTP are santec’s 3rd generation products, in which superior optical designs and novel automatic production technologies are deployed not only for telecom, but also for data-com markets with our telecom grade quality, proven in the 2nd generation Tap-PD (code: MTP) and MEMS based VOA (code: MOVA) for decade.

Feature of the new products:
Ultra-Compact Tap-PD and VOA,

 Products   Conventional ratio in santec products

・VOA (COVA)   83% volume reduction
・Tap-PD (UTP)   78% volume reduction

 Product Model: COVA and UTP

About Santec:
Santec Corporation was established in 1979. It is headquartered in Komaki, Japan and has subsidiaries in America (Santec U.S.A. Corporation) and China (Santec (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.). It is listed on the JASDAQ Market – a section of the Osaka Securities Exchange. The company employs 160 staff and serves customers in more than 30 countries; these include most of the world’s major telecommunications companies and telecommunication system manufacturers. Santec’s products include a broad range of optical components and tunable laser light sources for the optical fiber industry, together with a range of fiber optic test and measurement instruments.

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