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PLC ROADM

Photonics.com
Mar 2007
Lumentum Operations LLC
 
JDSU's 40-channel integrated PLC reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) is a critical building block for agile optical networks, making it possible for service providers to dynamically add capacity and flexibility to their networks and deliver on-demand services to consumers. It provides the ability to remotely configure any or all wavelengths, enabling the cost-effective creation and deployment of more complex network architectures. JDSU is the leading provider of ROADMs, and shipped its 10,000th unit in December 2006.


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photonics
The technology of generating and harnessing light and other forms of radiant energy whose quantum unit is the photon. The science includes light emission, transmission, deflection, amplification and detection by optical components and instruments, lasers and other light sources, fiber optics, electro-optical instrumentation, related hardware and electronics, and sophisticated systems. The range of applications of photonics extends from energy generation to detection to communications and...
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