Oclaro Achieves Key Milestone in Indium Phosphide Tunable Transmitter
Development for 100G Coherent CFP2
Unique Combination of Narrow Linewidth Tunable Laser, High Speed InP
Modulator, and Micro Coherent Receiver Enables a New Generation of Pluggable
Modules for Metro and Long-Haul Markets
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Oclaro, Inc. ^ (NASDAQ:
OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser
solutions, today announced that it has achieved a key milestone towards the
development of a 100G coherent CFP2 pluggable module based on a new generation
of indium phosphide (InP) photonic components that can deliver the high
density, low power dissipation, and reduced cost that customers need in order
to drive coherent technology into next generation metro and long-haul markets.
Being able to bring 100G coherent transmission technology into a pluggable
form factor has long been considered a far-fetched target because of the
challenges associated with power dissipation, performance, and size. Oclaro's
recent achievements in its proven high-volume InP technology have now put this
goal within reach. As part of its development program, Oclaro was able to
demonstrate that its transmitter can achieve the high electro-optic bandwidth
and low power dissipation to meet the requirements of an analog coherent CFP2.
The integrated 100G transmitter is based on Oclaro's proven high-volume InP
technology and replaces two discrete narrow linewidth tunable lasers
(typically external cavity iTLAs), and an external Mach-Zehnder modulator with
a single component that serves as both the transmitter and as the local
oscillator for the coherent receiver. Combined with Oclaro's next generation
InP-based micro coherent receiver and its high speed electronics expertise,
the company is now in a unique position to bring a coherent CFP2 pluggable
module to market.
"With this accomplishment, Oclaro has reaffirmed its leadership position in
indium phosphide technology and is now in an excellent position to deliver a
new generation of highly disruptive pluggable modules for coherent
applications," said Jim Haynes, President of Global Business for Oclaro, Inc.
"We are excited that Oclaro will enable its customers to drive the growth of
coherent technology into the metro and long haul markets where higher density
and lower power dissipation are critical requirements and where pluggability
offers significant benefits."
Oclaro will be providing demonstration units of its InP photonic components to
customers throughout 2013. The coherent CFP2 production ramp is expected for
Customers are invited to come see Oclaro's full line-up of products at next
week's OFC/NFOEC conference on March 19-21 in Anaheim, California in the
Oclaro Booth #2701.
About the coherent CFP2 Module
The development of the coherent CFP2 module represents a major step forward
for the industry, offering customers significant advantages associated with
density, cost and power dissipation. The CFP2 module allows customers to
replace two discrete tunable lasers (iTLAs), an external Mach-Zehnder
modulator and a coherent receiver with a single pluggable module that enables
a pay-as-you-grow strategy where 100G channels can be provisioned as required.
The integrated 100G transmitter features a narrow linewidth tunable laser
co-packaged with a dual QPSK InP Mach-Zehnder modulator with two optical
output fibers: one for the transmit path and one to serve as the local
oscillator in the receiver. The micro coherent receiver is a highly compact
device incorporating InP optical hybrids, dual balanced waveguide
photo-detectors and transimpedance amplifiers (TIA's) to provide the correct
electrical output. Oclaro will be showcasing its coherent 100G technology and
its complete portfolio of photonic components and modules during the OFC/NFOEC
show on March 17-21 in Anaheim, California in Oclaro Booth #2701.
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and
optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications,
industrial, and consumer laser markets. The company is a global leader
dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development
(R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland,
Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in
China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in
most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit
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