Ahead of OFC 2022, Benchmark announced that we have invested in new optical integration, photonics packaging, and photonics test capabilities at our RF, Microwave, and Photonics Center of Excellence in Phoenix, Arizona. The expanded capabilities allow Benchmark to support customers in cutting-edge applications such as high-speed digital communications, high performance computing, sensors, and laser systems.
In addition to photonics engineers and technicians experienced in process development and improvement, the lab offers the latest alignment and fusion splicing technologies. Test and measurement platforms enable both process development and production, including tunable lasers, polarization synthesizers, and optical power meters to measure bit error rate test (BERT), polarization-dependent loss (PDL), and return loss (RL) of passive optical components. These platforms will be used across the design, development, and manufacturing workflow to verify the performance of complex light-based communications systems and conduct comprehensive characterizations of optical components, network elements, and optical fiber networks.
Benchmark will be discussing the new photonics capabilities at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference® (OFC) from March 8 to 10, 2022. The news outlining our new photonics capabilities was also covered by Evertiq, which you can read here: https://evertiq.com/news/51490.