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Xtera to Deliver Tutorial on Raman Optical Amplification at OFC 2015 Conference
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Technology
Sunday, 15 March 2015 19:00

Xtera Communications, Inc. will deliver the tutorial on Raman amplification technology at Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC) to be held in Los Angeles (22-26 March 2015). OFC is the largest global technical conference and exhibit for optical communications and networking professionals.

The tutorial will cover basics of Raman amplification, design rules for Raman amplifiers, control and dynamics, Raman in submarine systems, practical considerations, and examples demonstrating benefits from Raman.

Wise RamanTM is Xtera’s solution for Raman optical amplification that offers optical transmission performance, capacity overhead and operational excellence with a seamless integration of Raman amplification technology into optical networks. Wise RamanTM is a field-proven, future-proof solution to extend optical reach and expand the optical spectrum in long-haul optical transmission infrastructures. The Wise RamanTM solution enables 16QAM modulation format and channel rates exceeding 100G on long distances over existing fiber plants. This is validated by numerous worldwide commercial deployments, as well as by extensive lab and field trials, some of which were on a portion of Verizon’s network in the US (400G channels were transmitted on 1,500 km of aged fiber with high attenuation in summer 2013).

Using Xtera’s commercial Nu-Wave OptimaTM optical networking platform on existing fiber infrastructures, Wise RamanTM makes possible a [Capacity x Reach] metric that exceeds, by a factor of six, what is normally achievable by today’s 100G optical transport systems that use more conventional EDFA amplifiers. Xtera’s Wise RamanTM transmits 24 Tbit/s on more than 4,500 km, while 64 Tbit/s can be transmitted on more than 1,500 km in field conditions.

Wise RamanTM achieves both reach and capacity for today’s and tomorrow’s needs by enabling 100G/200G/400G/1T transmission over long all-optical paths and with long spans between sites in field conditions. Wise RamanTM solution is not only future-proofed for 64 Tbit/s backbone applications in field conditions but also future proofs existing fiber plants for higher capacities.

The tutorial to be delivered by Dr. Wayne Pelouch at the OFC 2015 conference is entitled “Raman Amplification: an Enabling Technology for High-Capacity, Long-Haul Transmission” and will take place at 09:00 on Wednesday 25 March, 2015 in Room 403B (Paper W1C.1). Don’t miss it if you want to gain a better knowledge of the key optical amplification technology enabling efficient 100G/200G/400/1T backbone networks.