Finisar WSS Products Honored by Lightwave Innovation Reviews

SYDNEY, April 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finisar WSS announced today that its world’s first C+L Band Wavelength Selective Switch and Quad Wavelength Selective Switch with Flexgrid® technology both received high scores during the 2021 Lightwave Innovation Reviews in the category of Optical Subsystems. Both products were rated by a panel of judges as “Excellent products with technical features and performance that provide clear and substantial benefits.”  

Building on over a decade of liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) wavelength-selective switch (WSS) innovation and over 10 billion operating hours in the field, Finisar WSS's new Flexgrid C+L Band WSS portfolio extends its operating frequency window from 6 THz to over 10 THz, enabling full WSS operation across both C- and L-band regions in a single module. Lightwave Innovation Reviews’ judges commented that “This product addresses the need for increased bandwidth in WSS systems. While there are other companies working on C+L, none have announced new products yet. Finisar WSS seems to be ahead of the curve.”

An extension of Finisar WSS's popular twin low-profile LCoS platform, the Flexgrid Quad WSS integrates four independent wavelength-selective switch units in a single module, enabling 4 degrees of broadcast and select or 2 degrees of route and select functionality in a single low-profile line card. Lightwave Innovation Reviews’ judges said, “The industry is moving to high channel count DWDM systems and this product will support this transition."

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  Senior Director, Product Management & Marketing