Optical Transmitter & Receiver

Optical Transmitter

Our optical transmitters allow the generation of optical signals of up to 256 Gbps. In addition to the well-known ASK format (also known as OOK), we also produce instruments for the generation of PAM, DPSK, DQPSK, DP-QPSK and QAM signals.

Optical Receiver & Clock Recovery

The wide variety of optical transmitter products are well matched on the receive side.  Optical receivers for ASK and DPSK signaling formats are available in both plug-in and stand-alone bench top styles.  Where locally recovered clock signal is needed, clock recovery products centered around the OC768 and the 25 to 32 Gbps for 100G Ethernet testing are also available.

Two form factors

For applications where speed, signal quality and flexibility are the key factors, SHF’s plug-in modules to be hosted by a mainframe are the right choice. The mainframe is controlled over an Ethernet connection by an external computer.
SHF’s compact bench-top series provide a high performance signal generation solution to the cost-sensitive industry. The minimal power consumption and the light weight make it perfectly suited e.g. for on-wafer tests.

Optical Transmitter up to 256 Gbps (OC-768, 100GbE)

P/N Modulation
Formats
Form
Factor
Data Rate
Range in Gbps
Wavelength
Range in nm
Datasheet
SHF 46120 C ASK
PAM
Bench-Top 2 to 44 (ASK)
4 to 64 (PAM4)
1260 to 1360 &
1530 to 1625
SHF 46121 B ASK
PAM
Bench-Top 2 to 56 (ASK)
4 to 80 (PAM4)
1500 to  1600
SHF 46123 A ASK
PAM
Bench-Top 2 to 56 (ASK)
4 to 112 (PAM4)
1260 to 1360 &
1530 to 1625
SHF 46213 D QPSK
QAM
Plug-In 10 to 64 (QPSK)
20 to 128 (QAM)
1530 to 1610
SHF 46215 B DP-QPSK
DP-QAM
Plug-In 20 to 132 (DP-QPSK)
40 to 264 (DP-QAM)
 1530 to 1610

 

Optical Receiver & Clock Recovery for ASK, DPSK

P/N Type Form Factor Data Rate Range in Gbps Datasheet
SHF 11120 C Electrical Clock Recovery Bench-Top 39.8 to 43.1
SHF 11121 A Clock Recovery with Optical Front End Bench-Top 39.8 to 43.1
SHF 11123 A Electrical Clock Recovery Bench-Top 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
SHF 11124 A Clock Recovery with Optical Front End Bench-Top 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
SHF 41211 A Electrical Clock Recovery (CR25 / CR28)
Optical Receiver w. single ended output (OE)
Plug-In 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
up to 50 (OE)
SHF 41211 C Electrical Clock Recovery (CR25 / CR28)
Optical Receiver w. differential output (OE)
Plug-In 19 to 26 (CR25)
25 to 32 (CR28)
up to 32 (OE)
SHF 41210 B Electrical Clock Recovery (CR)
Optical Receiver w. single ended output (OE)
Plug-In 39.8 to 43.1 (CR)
up to 50 (OE)
SHF 47210 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 39.8 to 43
SHF 47211 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 9.9 to 10,8
SHF 47211 C DPSK Receiver w. differential output Plug-In 9.9 to 10,8
SHF 47213 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 19 to 22
SHF 47213 C DPSK Receiver w. differential output Plug-In 19 to 22
SHF 47215 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 26 to 30
SHF 47215 C DPSK Receiver w. differential output Plug-In 26 to 30
SHF 47214 A DPSK Receiver w. single ended output Plug-In 48 to 55