OM Retrofit (OMPlex)

Modular Photonics’ OMPlex series enables exclusive excitation of the fundamental mode in common graded index multimode optical fibres. By connecting OMPlex devices onto boths ends of legacy multimode fibre, state-of-the-art single-mode transceivers can be used with the old multimode fibre infrastructure, significantly improving the capacity and transmission reach.


The OMPlex series by Modular Photonics is suitable for OM1, 2, 3 and 4 fibre and has been validated using 10G, 40G, 100G and 4 x 200G transmission. The modules use high-precision connectors, or can be spliced directly onto the OM fibre. The OMPlex technology provides a cost-effective alternative to recabling for future-proofing multimode fibre networks. The technology can allow for up to 1000x improvement in the Data Rate product at 1/10th the cost of recabling (based on an underground link. OMPlex can be used for example to upgrade multimode fibre links in Data Centres, Multi-building Campuses, Shopping Centres and Malls and within Mines.

OMPlex is compatible with CWDM and DWDM and is dual-band (1310 nm, 1550 nm).

OMPlex (1 mode): DataSheet/Flyer

OMPlex 2M (2x mode): DataSheet/Flyer

The OMPlex technology also features in our rack-based solutions (with up to 48 cores). Click here for more details on OMPlex-R

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