Optical Transmitter & Receiver

Optical Transmitter

Our optical transmitters allow the generation of optical signals of up to 264 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

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.

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/NModulation
Formats
Form
Factor
Data Rate
Range in Gbps
Wavelength
Range in nm
Datasheet
SHF 46120 CASK
PAM
Bench-Top2 to 44 (ASK)
4 to 64 (PAM4)
1260 to 1360 &
1530 to 1625
SHF 46121 CASK
PAM
Bench-Top2 to 56 (ASK)
4 to 80 (PAM4)
1500 to  1600
SHF 46123 AASK
PAM
Bench-Top2 to 56 (ASK)
4 to 112 (PAM4)
1260 to 1360 &
1530 to 1625
SHF 46213 DQPSK
QAM
Plug-In10 to 64 (QPSK)
20 to 128 (QAM)
1530 to 1610
SHF 46215 BDP-QPSK
DP-QAM
Plug-In20 to 132 (DP-QPSK)
40 to 264 (DP-QAM)
 1530 to 1610

Optical Receiver & Clock Recovery for ASK, DPSK

P/NTypeForm FactorData Rate Range in GbpsDatasheet
SHF 11126 AElectrical Clock RecoveryBench-Top51 to 65
SHF 41212 AElectrical Clock RecoveryPlug-In51 to 65
SHF 47210 ADPSK Receiver w. single ended outputPlug-In39.8 to 43
SHF 47214 ADPSK Receiver w. single ended outputPlug-In48 to 55