iXblue – MODBOXES

ModBoxes

ModBoxes are custom designed Modulation Units and Transmitters. They incorporate a complete and dedicated modulation stage with power supply and control electronics and optional laser source and receiver. ModBoxes can be taylored to accomodate a broad variety of applications : pulse generation, pulse picking, spectral broadening, analog modulation and all formats of digital communication.

 

REFERENCE TRANSMITTER:

Product Name Main Specifications Other Specs  

ModBox-850nm-NRZ

28 GB/s
44 Gb/s
50 Gb/s

850 nm

 
ModBox-OBand-NRZ 28 Gb/s
44 Gb/s
50 Gb/s
O Band DFB lasers
Tunable Lasers (C-Band & L-Band)
Photodetector
ModBox-1310nm-1550nm-NRZ 28 Gb/s
44 Gb/s
50 Gb/s
1310 nm & 1550 nm DFB lasers
Photodetector
ModBox-CBand-NRZ 28 Gb/s
44 Gb/s
50 Gb/s
C and L Bands DFB lasers
Tunable Lasers (C-Band & L-Band)
Photodetector
ModBox-OBand-NRZ-SE 28 Gb/s O Band DFB lasers
Photodetector
ModBox-850nm-NRZ-SE 28 Gb/s 850 nm DFB lasers
Photodetector
ModBox-850nm-VNA 40 GHz O Band DFB laser
ModBox-OBand-VNA 40 GHz
65 GHz
O Band DFB lasers
ModBox-CBand-VNA 40 GHz
65 GHz
C Band DFB laser 
Tunable Lasers (C-Band & L-Band)
ModBox-CBand-DPSK 12.5 Gb/s C & L Bands DFB laser
Encoder, Decoder, Receiver
ModBox-CBand-IQ 28 Gb/s
44 Gb/s
56 Gb/s
C Band DFB laser
Encoder, Decoder, Receiver

ModBox-850nm-28Gbaud-PAM4

ModBox-OBand-28Gbaud-PAM4

ModBox-CBand-28Gbaud-PAM4

850 nm PAM-4 28 Gbaud Reference Transmitter

Full O-Band PAM-4 28 Gbaud Reference Transmitter

Full C-Band PAM-4 28 Gbaud Reference Transmitter

 

   

 

PULSE SHAPER AND FRONT END:

Product Name Main Specifications Other Specs Options
MODBOX-PULSE Optical Pulse Generation pulsewidth from 25 ps
Contrast ≥ 40 dB
Contrast ≥ 55 dB (double stage version)
1030 nm, 1053 nm
1064 nm
1550 nm
2 μm
Internal laser
Internal pulse generator
Internal optical receiver shorter rise / fall time custom designs
MODBOX PULSE SHAPER Tempoiral shaping of optical pulses
pulsewidth from 25 ps
Contrast ≥ 40 dB
Contrast ≥ 55 dB (double stage version)
1030 nm, 1053 nm
1064 nm
1550 nm
2 μm
Laser source
Optical amplifier
AWG
MODBOX-LASER-FRONT-END Complete front end laser system with temporal shaping, optical amplification. 1030 nm, 1053 nm
1064 nm
1550 nm
– Arbitrary Waveform Generator
– Delay generator
– Laser Source
– Optical amplifier
– ModBox-Spectral Broadening
MODBOX SPECTRAL BROADENING – Spectral broadening by generation of multiple side bands
– broadening up to 2 nm (@1064 nm)
1030 nm, 1053 nm
1064 nm
1550 nm
2 μm
 
MODBOX-DER Dynamic Extinction Ratio measurement of High Extinction Ratio Optical Pulses 
DER up to 50 dB
  1030 nm, 1053 nm 
1064 nm 
1550 nm
MODBOX PULSE PICKER Selection of optical pulses within an incoming pulse train
Repetition rate : DC-10 GHz
790 nm, 850 nm
1030 nm, 1053 nm
1064 nm
1550 nm
1310 nm
2 μm
Electrical pulse generator

 

ANALOG OPTICAL TRANSMITTER:

Product Name Main Specifications Other Specs Options

ModBox-850nm-VNA

40 GHz O Band DFB laser
ModBox-OBand-VNA 40 GHz
65 GHz
O Band DFB lasers
ModBox-CBand-VNA 40 GHz
65 GHz
C Band DFB laser
Tunable Lasers (C-Band & L-Band)
MODBOX-AN-40GHz operation up to 40 GHz 850 nm, 1310 nm, 1550 nm low RIN DFB laser
tunable laser (C and L bands)
high bandwidth optical recveiver

 

TURNKEY OPTICAL TRANSMITTER:

Product Name Main Specifications Other Specs Options
MODBOX-1550nm-CS-SSB Carrier Suppressed, Single Side Band Modulation
Allows to achieve carrier wavelength tuning with ultra-high resolution
  1310 nm version