KOMAKI, Japan, April 2, 2013 — Santec Corp. has launched the MSL-100, a multiport wavelength-selectable laser system for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) transmission system and component testing. With up to 100 ports, each configured from a choice of 196 ITU 2-GHz-spaced channels, the system evaluates channel management in next-generation optical networks. Its mainframe can support up to 20 tunable lasers (ports), and expansion frames can each add up to 40 extra ports. Power and channel selection are fully programmable, and an internal wavelength locker ensures high wavelength accuracy and stability. C-band and L-band versions are available. The system is controlled either through a USB interface or via the front panel touch screen, making it suitable for applications in research and development, optical amplifier testing, coherent communications as well as in automated measurement systems. Features include fine tuning with 1-MHz resolution, a narrow linewidth, output >+15 dBm and low relative intensity noise.