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DiCon Fiberoptics Unveils Ultra-Compact 100GHz MEMS Network Tunable Filter

March 31, 2014

Richmond, CA –DiCon Fiberoptics unveils a new ultra-compact 100GHz Network Tunable Filter able to select one channel at a time from network traffic with a 100GHz channel plan, and can be scanned rapidly over the C or L band or parked at a requested channel. The Network Tunable filter is a next-generation design based on DiCon’s proven MEMS Tunable Filters, but optimized with an efficient, cost-effective optical core, making it ideal for deployment in ROADM networks, channel monitoring, FTTx or other applications that require a flexible and reliable solution.

“Our new MEMS Network Tunable filter further cements DiCon’s position as the leading manufacturer of reliable and high-performance tunable optical filters,” said Robert Schleicher, Vice President of Product Development. “The compact form factor sets a new benchmark for MEMS tunable filters.”

DiCon’s MEMS Network Tunable Filter is only 38 mm long x 17 mm wide x 12 mm high. It operates by collecting and collimating light from the input fiber, and then de-multiplexing the light via a grating. The de-multiplexed light reflects off of an ultra-stable DiCon MEMS mirror, which is precisely controlled to reflect the requested channel to the output fiber. The MEMS mirror utilizes DiCon’s advanced MEMS technology developed over the years at DiCon, and has been tested and proven in various demanding telecommunications applications.

For more information on the MEMS Network Tunable Filter please visit:

DiCon MEMS Network Tunable Filter

About DiCon

DiCon Fiberoptics, Inc. is an established leader in the optical communications industry, specializing in high quality optical components, integrated modules, and test equipment. Founded in 1986, DiCon has built a broad portfolio of cutting-edge products that filter, split, attenuate, switch, combine, and monitor light. An innovator of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), thin-film optical coatings, micro-optic design, and advanced packaging, DiCon's products are used in a broad range of applications including telecommunications, defense, aerospace, industrial manufacturing, and biomedical industries.

For more information about DiCon, please visit
www.diconfiberoptics.com.

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