Optical Instrumentation

WaveShaper 16000A Reconfigurable Optical Processor

The WaveShaper 16000A Multiport Optical Processor is a programmable 4x16 wavelength-selective optical switch and filter with control of filter shape and phase on each input/outport port combination.  Covering the entire C-band, the WaveShaper 16000S combines precise control of filter wavelength, bandwidth, shape and phase with the ability to switch and combine multiple signals in an "Add" or "Drop" configuration.

The WaveShaper 16000S is controlled by Finisar's WaveManager package which provides a Graphical User Interface (GUI) as well as an Application Programming Interface (API).  The WaveShaper 16000 is also available as OEM module for integration into larger systems.

MxN Wavelength Selective Switches (WSS) are key components in next generation colorless, directionless (CD) Reconfigurable Optical Add Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs).  Finisar's WaveShaper 16000S provides the ability to emulate a FlexgridTM-compatible 4x16 WSS, as well as allowing arbitrary channel control and switching with much higher granularity than the current standards requirements.  The WaveShaper 16000S has been designed for Research and Development applications in the advanced optical networking space.  It provides key functions which are critical in the areas of elastic and space division multiplexed optical networks as well as software defined optical networking and optical OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing).

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