HYDRA: compact, power-efficient and low cost optical fibre amplifiers

Constelex launches new generation optical fiber amplifiers with low power consumption, cost and footprint.

The HYDRA series allows for up to four independent, low-noise amplifiers in a single 19” benchtop enclosure or a 10x12x3 cm form factor optical module. The amplifiers can be fully customized in terms of port-count and output power, whereas both C- and L-band amplification is offered.

Dr. Efstratios Kehayas commented: “innovative optical circuit design and specialized optical components was the key mix in reducing size, power consumption and cost” while Dr. Leontios Stampoulidis stated that: “the HYDRA modules are ideal for telecom equipment manufactures and R&D labs that require numerous low-noise amplifiers for use in large-scale state-of-the-art transmission testbeds. We are already looking ahead and our combo engines, allowing for eight amplifiers in a single 19inch 2U enclosure are on the way”.

The company is already delivering the first units of the HYDRA series to clients and is showcasing the new product lines at the 37th European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC), held in Geneva, Switzerland.