Optical Instrumentation | Finisar

By: Optium Health Solutions  09-12-2011
Keywords: Liquid Crystal On Silicon

The WaveShaper family of Programmable Optical Processors provide a range of programmable optical filtering and switching options for optical R&D and production test applications. Based on Finisar's high resolution, solid-state Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) optical engine, the WaveShaper family provides extremely fine control of filter characteristics, including center wavelength, bandwidth, shape and, for WaveShaper 1000 and 4000, dispersion and attenuation. The WaveShaper range includes a Channel Selector (WaveShaper 100S), Programmable Optical Filter (WaveShaper 1000S) and Multiport Optical Processor (WaveShaper 4000S). OEM versions of the WaveShaper platform are also available for embedded applications.

The precise control of channel or filter wavelength, bandwidth, shape and, for WaveShaper 1000 and 4000, phase and amplitude, makes the WaveShaper family a uniquely powerful tool for optical R&D and production test.

  • Based on High Resolution Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology
  • Wavelength Switching capability (4000S model)
  • Arbitrary Channel Shapes
  • Control of Channel Dispersion
  • Arbitrary Optical Transfer Function (Phase/Amplitude)
  • Supports Band-Pass
  • Band-Stop and Optical Comb Filters

Demonstrated applications of the WaveShaper Programmable Optical Processor include

  • Optical Filter Simulation
  • Optical Component Testing
  • Transceiver Testing
  • EDFA Testing
  • DWDM System Simulation
  • DWDM System Testing
  • Fourier Domain Waveform Manipulation
  • Optical/Microwave Filtering
  • Laser Pulse Compression
  • Dissipative Mode Locking of Fibre Lasers

Keywords: Liquid Crystal On Silicon

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