Dallas, TX, September 14, 2004--Heinrich-Hertz-Institut (HHI; Berlin, Germany), a subsidiary of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, and Kailight Photonics, developers of all-optical signal regeneration and wavelength conversion technology, will jointly test and design Kailight's tunable all-optical signal regeneration (TASR).
Under the agreement HHI will support testing for 40Gb/s all-optical applications using Kailight's patented technology. Kailight's TASR optical modules provide fast-switching, tunable, all-optical solutions designed to operate within optical regenerators, switches, routers, add/drop multiplexers and cross-connects at bit-rates ranging from 1Gb/s to 42.5Gb/s.
HHI will also work with Kailight to offer an all-optical 3R (Re-amplification, Re-shaping & Re-synchronization) design option to the current TASR module. This includes integration of HHI's patented 40GHz OptoClock, which upgrades 2R regeneration to 3R functionality for improved stability in 40Gb/s ultra long-haul transmission.
"The demand from large systems vendors for 40Gb/s all-optical solutions has greatly increased over the past year," said Sagie Tsadka, CEO of Kailight. "In fact, the testing criterion for this project is being set by a large systems vendor."