Product Information

Applications

These products are needed when a passive multiplexing or demultiplexing unit is required in a central office environment. They are used in CATV headends and telephone company central offices

WaveSmart Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)

WaveSmart Wave Division Multiplexing (WDM)

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Description

Wavelength Division Multiplexing increases fiber capacity by combining (mux) and separating (demux) multiple input channels over a single fiber output. Wavelength division multiplexers let you expand the bandwidth of optical communication networks and can be used at several locations within each network. Clearfield ® provides WDMs for singlemode fiber applications.

Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing

CWDMs combine or multiplex more than one wavelength over one fiber. This is done by using fiber pigtail collimators and wavelength/light filters that are aligned and mounted in a glass tube and typically packaged in a stainless steel tube for more protection. The wavelength/light filters used only allow specific wavelengths of light to pass through the filter and the remainder of the wavelengths to be reflected back. CWDMs can also be used to separate or demultiplex more than one signal using the same device and transmitting the signal in the opposite direction. CWDMs have channel spacing of 20nm with a working channel passband of +/-6.5nm from the wavelengths center. This allows you to add multiple wavelengths on to one fiber while keeping within the operating wavelengths of 1260nm to 1620nm. The wavelengths used are defined by the International Telecommunications Union; reference ITU G.694.2 for the ITU CWDM Wavelength Grid. Note: as of June 2002, 18 center wavelengths, from 1270nm to 1610nm, were listed.

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing

Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing or DWDM is a technology which multiplexes or demultiplexes a number of optical carrier signals onto a single optical fiber by using different wavelengths (i.e. colors) of laser light. This technique enables bidirectional communications over one strand of fiber, as well as multiplication of capacity. DWDM signals within the 1550nm band which are wavelengths between approximately 1530–1565nm (C band) and/or 1570–1625nm (L band) adhering to the DWDM ITU-T G.694.1 frequency grid. DWDMs allow you to increase your wavelength capacity. DWDM products can offer multiplexing of multiple channels using 200 GHz and 100 GHz spacing with the option to have an added Expansion port and/or Monitor port. All of the Clearfield Passive Products are Telcordia GR-1209 and GR-1221 certified.

Packaging Options

Clearview Cassette

The foundation of the Clearfield FieldSmart product line, the Clearview Cassette provides up to 36 input/output ports of any optical component device(s) of your choosing or up to eight (8) CWDM optical devices in a single high Clearview Cassette. The Clearview Cassette then populates any “Clearview Multiplied” product across the network, including inside plant panels, outside plant cabinets, and access network products, such as pedestals and wall mount panel enclosures.

Clearview xPAK

A compact and convenient means by which to land up to seven input/output ports of any optical component device. It can be deployed as a stand-alone device or as part of Clearfield’s “Clearview Landed” program, integrated into a Clearfield designed enclosure or many industry-leading enclosures from the provider of your choosing.

Pizza Box

For deployment in a headend rack or OSP cabinet, the Clearfield Pizza Box 1RU 32 Port Panel can deploy multiple optical devices in a 19” or 23” 1 RU format.

LGX

For those service provides who have standardized on the LGX style, Clearfield provides the standard WDM devices in the LGX footprint which can be integrated within a Clearfield supplied LGX chassis or a LGX chassis of your choice.

Discrete

Provides an unpackaged solution to integrate wave division technology into the fiber optic enclosure of your choice. Units are available pre-terminated or un-terminated with 250um, 900um, or 2mm “legs”.

Features and Benefits

Integrity

  • Compliant to Telcordia GR-1221
  • Consistent performance

Protection

  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Low polarization sensitivity
  • No epoxy in optical path

Access

  • Transport protocol independent
  • Low insertion loss
  • Minimal optical loss

Investment

  • Wide bandwidth (CWDM/DWDM)
  • Mux, demux and universal options available
  • PDL = < 0.2 dB
  • Return Loss = > 45 dB

Technical Specifications

WaveSmart Wave Division Multiplexing

Channel Spacing

Wavelength Range

ITU Starting Wavelength

Start Channel

CWDM

20 nm

1260 – 1620

1471nm

1491nm

1611nm

N/A

DWDM

100 GHz

1520 to 1560

N/A

ITU – T GRID

DWDM

200 GHz

1520 to 1560

N/A

ITU – T GRID

 

Parameter

Ports

Specifications

Pass Channel Wavelength

P1 to P3

1260nm to 1360nm

1480nm to 1500nm

Reflect Channel

Wavelength

P1 to P2

1540 dB to 1565 dB

Insertion Loss

P1 to P3

P1 to P2

< 0.8 dB

< 0.5 dB

Isolation

N/A

> 25 dB

> 18 dB/ °C

PDL

N/A

< 0.1 dB

Ripple

N/A

< 0.3 dB

Return Loss

N/A

> 45 dB

Operating Temperature

Range

N/A

-40°C to 85°C

Storage Temperature

Range

N/A

-40°C to 85°C

Maximum Input Power

N/A

500 mW

Mechanical Dimension

N/A

5 mm x 34 mm

 

200 GHz DWDM Parameter

Add/Drop

4 CH

8 CH

16 CH

20 CH

 

Wavelength Range

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

Central Wavelength

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

Bandwidth

C ± 0.25nm

C ± 0.25nm

C ± 0.25nm

C ± 0.25nm

C ± 0.25nm

Insertion Loss

< 0.8 dB

< 2.4 dB

< 3.4 dB

< 5.8 dB

< 6.5 dB

Insertion Loss - Reflection

< 0.4 dB

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Isolation

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

Isolation - Reflection

> 12 dB

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PDL

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

Return Loss

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

Operation Temperature

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

Maximum Input Power

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

Mechanical Dimensions

5 mm x 34 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

 

100 GHz DWDM Parameter

Add/Drop

4 CH

8 CH

16 CH

40 CH

Wavelength Range

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

1520 to 1560nm

Central Wavelength

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

ITU-T G.694.1

Bandwidth

C ± 0.11nm

C ± 0.11nm

C ± 0.11nm

C ± 0.11nm

C ± 0.11nm

Insertion Loss

< 0.8 dB

< 2.4 dB

< 3.4 dB

< 5.8 dB

< 6.5 dB

Insertion Loss - Reflection

< 0.4 dB

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Isolation

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

Isolation - Reflection

> 12 dB

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

PDL

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

Return Loss

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

Operation Temperature

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

Maximum Input Power

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

Mechanical Dimensions

5 mm x 34 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

 

CWDM Parameter

Add/Drop

4 CH

8 CH

Wavelength Range

1260 to 1650nm

1260 to 1650nm

1260 to 1650nm

Central Wavelength

ITU-T G.694.2

ITU-T G.694.2

ITU-T G.694.2

Bandwidth

C ± 6.5nm

C ± 6.5nm

C ± 6.5nm

Insertion Loss

< 0.8 dB

< 2.0 dB

< 3.0 dB

Insertion Loss - Reflection

< 0.4 dB

N/A

N/A

Isolation

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

> 30 dB

Isolation - Reflection

> 12 dB

N/A

N/A

PDL

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

< 0.2 dB

Return Loss

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

> 45 dB

Operation Temperature

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

-40°C to 85°C

Maximum Input Power

500 mW

500 mW

500 mW

Mechanical Dimensions

5 mm x 34 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm

100 mm x 80 mm x 10 mm