Optiva OTS-2 Series Satcom Band C, X, DBS, Ku, Ka, Q/V-Band Fiber Optic Links

The EMCORE Optiva OTS-2 Series Satcom Band Fiber Optic Links are a family of SNMP managed fiber optic transmitters and receivers that provide high-performance downlink and uplink transport within the modular Optiva platform. C, X, DBS (Direct Broadcast Satellite), Ku, Ka- and Q/V-Band modules are available. The units can be used to construct transparent fiber optic links for satcom band antenna signal distribution, ground terminal & intra-facility links, electronic warfare systems, broadband delay lines, signal processing systems and other high-dynamic-range applications.

Optiva satcom band modules utilize EMCORE’s high-performance ultra-low Relative Intensity Noise (RIN) source laser technology with high optical input power capable photodiodes, and feature microprocessor-based transmitter and receiver control for laser and modulator bias. Satcom band modules also come with variable RF gain to provide consistent microwave link operations.

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.


  • C, X, DBS, Ku- and Ka-Band links
  • Low RIN Source Laser – Provides high-dynamic-range of >102 dB-Hz2/3
  • Microprocessor-based transmitter control for laser bias, modulator bias & link gain- provides consistent high performance operation and allows for modulator low bias operation
  • 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.


  • Satcom band antenna signal distribution
  • Ground terminal & intra-facility links
  • Site diversity systems
  • Electronic warfare (EW) systems
  • Broadband delay line and signal processing systems