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SDM Components

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Phoenix Photonics, the UK-based optical fibre components specialist, will launch a new range of fibre spatial mode control components, complementing its polarisation mode control range, at the OFC show in California.

Phoenix will showcase mode converters for few moded fibres and photonic lantern technology for SDM (space division multiplexing).

As a result of its R&D work, Phoenix has the technologies and expertise to manufacture high-quality optical fibre components. The company’s portfolio already includes a very popular range of all-fibre polarisation control products.

The new components are a result of Phoenix’s research in the EU supported MODE-GAP project, investigating mode division multiplexing for next generation telecommunication networks.

With increasing demands for data, there is a developing market interest in SDM techniques to address the potential capacity crunch. Multimode transmission is a possible solution to meet the industry’s needs, and Phoenix is currently using all-fibre technology to develop a new range of passive spatial mode control components.