These advanced transmitter and receiver modules are ideal for antenna remoting, interfacility links, electronic warfare systems, broadband delay lines, signal processing systems and other high-dynamic-range applications.
Optiva Q/V-Band unamplified microwave fiber optic transmitter and receiver pairs eliminate the performance and cost penalty of block up/down conversion. At the heart of the system is EMCORE’s high-performance, ultra-low RIN (Relative Intensity Noise) source laser technology combined with high optical input power capable photodiodes.
Optiva Q/V-Band links feature microprocessor-based transmitter control for laser and modulator bias, along with link gain for consistent high-performance, low-bias operation and higher SFDR (Spurious-Free Dynamic Range) of >102 dB-Hz2/3 at 60 GHz.
Optiva Q/V-Band fiber optic links are SNMP compliant with DWDM operation that increases transport capacity without increasing fiber count. They can be housed in the same chassis and monitored by the same NMS (Network Management System) as other Optiva cards, enabling a full redundancy system in a single chassis.
“EMCORE is the only major fiber optic transmission equipment supplier producing native Q/V-Band capable fiber optic links,” said David Wojciechowski, VP + GM of Defense Optoelectronics for EMCORE. “Our products deliver a major improvement in cost and performance compared to currently available solutions with a simplified communications architecture, fewer points of failure, and increased overall uptime for these extreme high-frequency applications.”
“Our Optiva Q/V-Band fiber optic links represent a significant breakthrough in microwave transmission technology,” added Nan Wang, Defense Optoelectronics Product Line Manager at EMCORE. “By leveraging our advanced engineering capabilities and vertically-integrated manufacturing facility, EMCORE provides cutting-edge, high-performance fiber optic transmitter and receiver products demanded by our customers.”