A new line of silicon-based products and ultra VOA arrays is available from AMS Technologies in Germany. The manufacturer is Kotura, Inc. is a worldwide leader in silicon photonics.
Kotura designs, manufactures and markets CMOS optical components that provide high levels of integration to reduce the size and cost of optical subsystems. The company designs both standard packaged products and custom chips. Kotura has an extensive IP portfolio with over 50 patents pending or issued, and has licensed a broad portfolio of patents on silicon photonics from Bookham.
Kotura's ultra VOA arrays are based on silicon optoelectronic (SOEIC) integrated circuit technology that provides simple current-controlled optical attenuation that enables ultra-fast power management in optical networks. Utilising fast carrier absorption in reliable silicon p-i-n structures, the ultra VOA arrays are well suited to both metro and long-haul transmission applications and are particularly useful for optical transient suppression and analog signal modulation applications.
The products find their application in the telecom, FTTX, datacom and government markets.