Finisar is a global technology leader in optical communications. Finisar world-class products enable high-speed voice, video and data communications for networking, storage, wireless, and cable TV applications. For more than 25 years, it has created critical breakthroughs in optics technology and supplied system manufacturers with the production volumes needed to meet the exploding demand for network bandwidth. Finisar’s industry-leading products include optical transceivers, optical engines, active optical cables, optical components, optical instrumentation, ROADM & wavelength management, optical amplifiers, and RF-over-Fiber.
It was founded in 1988, headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, U.S.A.
Transceivers and Transponders for Datacom and Telecom Applications
Finisar’s broad product selection and innovative technology have made it the optical module manufacturer of choice for all major networking equipment vendors worldwide. Finisar has taken a leading role in transforming the datacommunications and telecommunications equipment market from utilizing discrete optical components to leveraging the design and pay-as-you-grow flexibility offered by pluggable modules. Finisar products are fully compliant with Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Infiniband, SONET/SDH/OTN, CPRI and PON standards and operate at data rates in excess of 100 Gb/s. They are capable of distances ranging from very short reach within a data center to campus, access, metro, and long-haul reaches. They feature outstanding performance over extended voltage and temperature ranges, while minimizing jitter, electromagnetic interference (EMI) and power dissipation.
Finisar’s Patented Digital Diagnostics
Finisar’s transceivers feature a microprocessor and diagnostics interface that provide performance information on the data link. Users can remotely monitor – in real-time – received optical power, transmitted optical power, laser bias current, transceiver input voltage and transceiver temperature of any transceiver in the network. These digital diagnostic functions provide network managers with a highly accurate, cost-effective tool for implementing reliable performance monitoring.