Category: "Optics 101"

SOA fundamentals (Semiconductor Optical Amplifier)

November 3rd, 2014
Before the introduction of optical amplifiers, reach extension was achieved via repeaters or regenerators. A regenerator is also called optical-electrical-optical (OEO) device since it converts the optical signal to an electrical signal, processes this… more »

How to add more 10Gbit services when your mux's are full

September 1st, 2014
We all know that the data usage continues to grow at huge levels.  Leading companies are looking at Yotabytes 1024 bytes - and beyond as bandwidth usage surge.  This exponential increases are forcing companies to look how they cost effectively grow… more »

Do you have a good eye?

August 26th, 2014
This is probably the most frequently asked question when you are testing electrical or optical transmission systems. The ‘eye’ here refers to the eye diagram which is used for the qualitative investigation of signal used in digital transmission. Looking… more »

Introduction: optical amplifiers

July 11th, 2014
The transceiver power budget can only deliver up to a certain length of transmission length. Previously, to solve this issue, a repeater or a regenerator would be used. A regenerator also called optical-electrical-optical (OEO) device since it converts… more »

'100G in a single lambda' event heats up the debate

June 30th, 2014
The dream of ubiquitous connectivity has sparked interest to explore future technologies to increase datarate in datacenters with lower costs. On 12-13th June, Cube Optics AG participated in the‘100G in a single lambda’ workshop held at San Jose… more »