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Reliability Issues for Optical Transceivers

Posted by Author on Aug 30, 2016 4:03:42 PM

Optical transceivers & transponders are an integral part of fiber optic networks for data communication and Ethernet applications. By definition, they are co-packaged transmitters (Tx) and receivers (Rx) along with control electronics; transceivers and transponders have serial and parallel electrical interfaces, respectively. The Tx subcomponents are typically fixed wavelength, and offered for each coarse or dense wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM or DWDM) channel, so that multiple transceivers can be operated simultaneously on a single optical fiber. However, in the last 10 years, tunable transponders have become available, capable of operating on each of 100-200 channels centered on the telecom wavelengths of 1310 and 1550 nm.

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Topics: Optical transponders, Fiber Optics, Optical Trancievers

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