Finisar Australia Releases World’s First Quad 4x1x9 Wavelength Selective Switch with Flexgrid® Technology at OFC 2020

SYDNEY, Australia, March 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Finisar Australia today introduced the world’s first quad 4x1x9 wavelength selective switch (WSS) for use in next-generation reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) communication networks. 

An extension of Finisar Australia’s popular twin low-profile liquid crystal on silicon (LCoS) platform, the Flexgrid quad low-profile WSS integrates four independent WSS 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.

The Flexgrid quad low-profile WSS is the newest addition to Finisar’s extensive portfolio of WSS innovations, comprising the world’s first LCoS WSS in 2006, the world’s first flexible-grid WSS in 2010, the world’s first 1x20 WSS in 2011, and the world’s first 6 THz WSS in 2019. 

The Flexgrid quad low-profile WSS complements Finisar’s wide range of production WSS configurations comprising port counts from a single 1x2 to a twin 2x2x34 and channel widths from legacy fixed 50/100 GHz to arbitrary customer-controllable channels using Flexgrid technology.

Building on extensive LCoS WSS experience gained from over 8 billion operating hours in the field, Finisar Australia continues to innovate with exciting new LCoS WSS platforms and products that enable new applications for our customers worldwide.

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Finisar Australia provides world-class wavelength management components and subsystems, including wavelength selective switches (WSS), to leading networking equipment manufacturers.

CONTACT:Craig Cameron
Senior Director, Product Management & Marketing