Iolon, Intel, Bookham Technology and Santur have joined forces to form a Multi-Source Agreement (MSA) for tuneable lasers.
The MSA is based on the Optical Internetworking Forum’s (OIF) tuneable laser implementation agreement (IA) that was published in November 2002.
The MSA document was developed in recognition of the fact that users of tuneable laser modules require the same communication protocol, electrical interface, power supply and mechanical form factor as well a basic set of minimum optical performance requirements.
Hence the MSA document details such specifications for tuneable lasers working in telecommunications equipment operating in the C or L band. Mechanical form factors are also defined.
The OIF IA is already supported by more than 20 companies, including system vendors, component manufacturers and chip vendors.
Technical specifications and a full list of all companies participating in the MSA can be viewed at <a href=’http://www.TunableLaserMSA.com’>TunableLaserMSA.com</a>.