Somerset, N.J.NanoOpto Corporation announced the availability for sampling of the SubWave Optical Isolator, a family of high-performance, nano-structure enabled optical isolators that can reduce both overall cost and device size for data communications and telecommunications transceivers and transponders. The devices can either be used in standard transceiver designs, or as the basis for more compact new architectures.
The isolators use a proprietary nano-structure-based design to directly integrate a required polarization function on the surface of a garnet Faraday rotator, thereby creating thinner isolator cores as thin as 0.5mm or less, which is a reduction of more than 30% as compared to traditional isolator designs. As a result, they can enable physically smaller isolators on the order of 0.5mm x 0.5mm, depending on application. This nano-lithography based manufacturing methodology is being used by the company to produce surface mount, cylindrical mount and magnet-less isolators to meet customer application specifications.
Individual models support either the 1550nm (C-band) or 1310nm bands for telecommunications and data communications applications. They are also available packaged with a magnetic housing for standard applications and, by using latched garnet as the substrate for the nano-optic device, in a magnet-less design.
Prices for the SubWave Optical Isolators are less than $10 in high volume production, dependent on configuration and customer specifications. Standard isolators are available now for sampling.
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