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EMCORE Introduces Micro-ITLA Tunable Laser for Telecom Applications

EMCORE, a supplier of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the markets of solar power and fiber optics, has recently declared that its newly launched micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (ITLA) is now under trial with customers. It will be commercially available in the fall of 2012.

The micro-ITLA utilizes the company’s external cavity laser (ECL) ITLA technology. The laser has several significant features such as narrow linewidth, low noise and high frequency precision and has been widely used as a tunable laser source for high-speed 40 and 100 Gb/s coherent transmission systems. Supplementary standard features include off-grid tuning, in-operation power, a grid-agnostic channel plan, and frequency adjustment capability.

The proprietary cooled ECL technology is incorporated within the EMCORE micro-ITLA in a compact package. The overall advantages of the superior EMCORE ITLA has been condensed in a dense form-factor, utilizing 25% less power. The micro-ITLA is available in a standard ITLA RS-232 digital user interface. With dense form-factor and low power consumption, customers can design high performance and densities into their coherent system.

EMCORE's Vice President of Business Development, Jaime Reloj said that by standardizing EMCORE's qualified ClearLightTM ECL technology in an ultra-small form-factor, the micro-ITLA is considered as an advancement in tunable laser technology. EMCORE is a premier supplier of ITLA's for the coherent market.

EMCORE is participating at the 2012 Optical Fiber Conference (OFC) being held frpm March 6 to 8 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, in the Corporate Village.


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