Optical Filters and Etalons for Datacom Applications
Demand for data center storage and data transfer capacity has increased dramatically over the past decade, exponentially increasing the load placed on backplane-to-backplane data server interconnects within each center.
In response to ever-increasing bandwidth demand and evolving data center architectures, the copper connections traditionally used to connect backplane to TOR switches and TOR to leaf switches have migrated to optical interconnects to accommodate the higher data rate required.
The cost to manufacture such products at the necessary volumes has driven a significant amount of component and filter manufacturing to Asia. However, Iridian leverages 20+ years of filter design experience, proprietary design tools, and automation throughout part manufacture, cutting, and testing to maximize efficiency and part quality, while continuing to manufacture in North America. This investment in automation enables Iridian to produce etalons and filters at high volume with consistently high quality, while minimizing per-unit cost. In fact, Iridian regularly sells products to low-cost manufacturers in Asia and elsewhere as a result of this combination of design expertise and manufacturing excellence.
To request more information or a quotation for these or other Iridian products, contact IL Photonics.