OPTICAL SPECTRUM PROCESSING
Feb 2003Newport CorporationRequest Info
The LambdaCommander programmable spectral processor from Newport Corp. is suitable for remote fiber optic sensing and optical telecommunications applications. The processor features Texas Instruments' Digital Light Processing technology, which uses a digital micromirror device that rapidly switches segments on and off incrementally and transforms a diffracted spectral profile into optical output. This allows the user to reshape and define the spectral profile for testing and simulation. The fiber-coupled device can apply arbitrary transformation to the original optical signal by passing selected narrow wavelengths and blocking others. The LambdaCommander also can apply complex, time-varying functions to the spectral shape with bandwidths up to 100 nm.