OFC/NFOEC 2010, PRINCETON JUNCTION, USA: Alphion Corp., a privately held company that develops, manufactures and markets communication systems, sub-systems, and integrated photonic components based on its proprietary QLight technology, announced the introduction of a new 7-pin Semiconductor Optical Amplifier (SOA) packaging solution.
The new package specifically targets applications such as transceivers and transponders, where space is at a premium. The package shares the same proven assembly technology and thermal properties as the 14 pin MSA butterfly package. By reducing pin count and moving the pins to one side of the package, significant space is saved.
The new 7-pin SOA also offers placement flexibility as it can be mounted against the side of transponder or transceiver housing. The new package is available with tight bend radius fiber. This, combined with the shorter feed-through tubes, greatly reduces the overall length of the amplifier.
“The development of the 7-pin package demonstrates Alphion’s continued commitment to the SOA market,” noted Chris Peterson, Vice President of Marketing, “and enables SOAs to be used in applications where space is at a premium.”
Alphion offers a broad range of SOAs supporting wavelengths from 1000 nm to 1600 nm, with gain options from 5 to 30 dB. Other parameters can be optimized to meet customers’ specific application needs.