OPTICAL CHANNEL MONITOR
Feb 2003Santec USA Corp.Request Info
Santec Corp. has released the OCM-8, part of the LambdaTracker series optical channel monitors for fault detection, gain equalization and variable optical attenuation applications in DWDM and coarse WDM systems. The device is based on the company's small-form-factor power monitors and dielectric interference filters and uses its arrayed waveguides and filters for channel counts of 16 or less. It is offered with 8-, 16-, 32- and 40-channel capabilities for 50-, 100- and 200-GHz frequencies in the C-, L- and S-bands. Specifications include a dynamic range of 53 dB, crosstalk of -35 dB and response time of <15 ms for 40 channels.