Wavelength-Division Multiplexers (WDM)

Do More with Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM)

Do More with Wavelength-Division Multiplexing (WDM)

Over 50 years ago, Corning invented low-loss optical fiber, and we’ve been dedicated to helping you make the most of that fiber for your business and your customers ever since. When you’re considering a WDM installation, precise planning and top-quality products are critical. We can help you successfully navigate the fast-evolving WDM landscape and do more with the fiber in your network.

What is Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)?

What is Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)?

Wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) is a powerful technology that uses multiple wavelengths, or colors, of light to send multiple signals through a single fiber. This allows you to increase the density of your network to meet surging demand without expanding the existing physical infrastructure, saving you time and money. WDM can provide from 12 to 160 channels per fiber to fit your needs.

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What Environments Benefit from Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)?

Passive Optical Network (PON)

Passive Optical Network (PON)

With the evolution of Gigabit passive optical networks (GPON) to 10G and beyond, multiple PON technologies are operating on the same optical distribution network (ODN). We can help you plan and choose the right products to overlay these different PONs effectively.

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Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) Network

Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial (HFC) Network

As multiple system operators (MSOs) drive fiber deeper, all the way to the home, for both brown and greenfield builds, our WDM portfolio is ready to help you seize the opportunity in the next evolution of your network.

 

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Data Center

Data Center

In ultra-high-density environments, like hyperscale data centers, making the most of every square inch is a must. WDM lets you increase capacity and lower latency within your existing footprint.

 

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Long-Haul, Back-Haul, and Radio Access Network (RAN)

Long-Haul, Back-Haul, and Radio Access Network (RAN)

WDM technology is at the forefront of mobility network evolution, helping you maximize your fiber utilization to meet customers’ ever-increasing, day-to-day bandwidth demands.

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Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

Low insertion loss, low channel crosstalk, high return loss, high stability, and high reliability–our WDM products have everything you need to fulfill your customers’ parameters.

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Why Choose Corning for WDM?

Why Choose Corning for WDM?

Corning's R&D scientists are constantly searching for new ways to improve wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) technology. Close collaboration with our customers and our proven expertise across fiber, cable, and connectivity ensure you’ll get solutions that are smarter, denser, faster, and easier to install.

Corning also offers industry-leading support services, with national engineering contracts and a network construction master services agreement in place to help deploy and leverage WDM technology in your projects.

See our portfolio of WDM connectivity solutions. They’re built right into our inside and outside plant products for seamless integration into your network.

Explore WDM with the “MSO Minute”

Explore WDM with the “MSO Minute”

In these videos, our experts break down wavelength division multiplexing to help you get the most from your fiber. We’re covering the following topics in our first set of bite-sized videos:

  • Just the Basics
  • Electromagnetic Spectrum Reviewed
  • Thin Film Filters 101
  • Arrayed Waveguide Grating
  • DWDM in the OSP
  • Viavi Channel Verification
  • Viavi DWDM OTDR Watch and learn anytime.

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Learn About WDM with Guidance From our Experts

Learn About WDM with Guidance From our Experts

These 30-minute, pre-recorded webinars will give you an in-depth look at the components, applications, and network implications of WDM technology.

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

In this session, take a look at the Electromagnetic Spectrum and walk away with an understanding of how the spectrum is utilized when creating PON standards.

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The Basics of WDM Technology

This session focuses on the WDM technology and how it’s utilized in the networks in support of PON networks using an everyday analogy of driving on an Interstate.

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Network Design with WDM in Mind

This session takes what we’ve learned about the Electromagnetic Spectrum and the WDM optical technology and applies it to network architecture designs.

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