Optiva OTS-2 Series Microwave Band 50 MHz to 60 GHz Fiber Optic Links

The EMCORE Optiva OTS-2 Series Unamplified or Amplified (Tx, Rx Fixed Gain) Microwave Band Fiber Optic Links are a family of SNMP managed fiber optic transmitters and receivers that provide high-performance 50 MHz – 60 GHz transport within the Optiva modular platform. 18 GHz, 22 GHz and 40 GHz, along with Q/V-Band 60 GHz optimized options are available. The units can be used to construct transparent fiber optic links for microwave antenna signal distribution, electronic warfare systems, broadband delay lines, signal processing systems, radar system calibration, phased array antennas and other high-frequency applications.

Utilizing EMCORE’s high-performance, ultra-low Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) source laser and high optical input power capable photodiodes, these modules provide high-dynamic-range of >110 dB-Hz2/3. The system operates at a nominal wavelength of 1550 nm. Wavelength selected lasers on the ITU grid are also available to support multichannel DWDM applications.

A consultation with your EMCORE representative, or authorized EMCORE reseller is the 1st step in designing your system. Email Us, or call 626-293-3400, Ext. 3501 for a design consultation.


  • 50 MHz – 60 GHz – Eliminates the performance and cost penalty of block up/down conversion.
  • Low RIN Source Laser – Provides high dynamic range of >110 dB-Hz2/3 sub-octave.
  • Microprocessor-based transmitter control for laser bias, modulator bias & link gain – provides consistent high performance operation and allows for modulator low-bias operation and higher SFDR.
  • SNMP V.1 and RS-232 Monitor & Control Interface – Flexible user interface options.
  • Compatible with EMCORE’s Modular Optiva Platform – Allows multiple format and frequency transport in a single chassis.
  • DWDM Operation – Increases transport capacity without increasing fiber count and has cooled DFB laser with 10 dBm output.


  • Microwave antenna signal distribution
  • EW systems
  • Broadband delay-line and signal processing systems
  • Frequency distribution systems
  • Radar system calibration
  • Phased array antenna systems, interferometric antenna arrays