The WaveShaper 1000B Programmable Optical Filter and the 4000B Programmable Optical Processor allow arbitrary optical filtering of attenuation and phase across the entire C+L band. The 4000B allows wavelength selective optical switching using the 1 x 4 optical port configuration and in addition it provides a high resolution mode of operation in which the optical signal passes twice through the grating based monochromator. This high resolution mode ensures narrow channel shapes in combination with steep filter slopes of more than 700 dB/nm. This instrument family is broadly used in Research, Development and Manufacturing applications.
The newly introduced network simulation capability allows simulating the characteristics of optical networks including the impact of cascaded filtering components like ROADMs, amplifiers etc.
The WaveShaper is based on II-VI’s proprietary Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS) technology which enables a filter update rate of up to 30 Hz. Fast switching and rapidly scanning filter applications are supported – allowing high throughput testing as required for example in system test or manufacturing where fast uploading of different filter shapes is required.