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23 September 2013

NeoPhotonics adds reduced-size NLW laser and ICR to suite of PIC-based components for 100G coherent transport

NeoPhotonics Corp of San Jose, CA, a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of both indium phosphide (InP) and silica-on-silicon photonic integrated circuit (PIC)-based modules and subsystems for high-speed communications networks, says that it is exhibiting its suite of small-form-factor PIC-based optical components for 100G coherent transport at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2013) in London, UK (23-25 September).

The small form factor products are designed to meet the requirements of high-port-density 100G coherent systems and to scale to 200G and 400G applications using higher-order modulation schemes.

NeoPhotonics supplies narrow-linewidth tunable lasers (NLW-TL) and intradyne coherent receivers (ICR), which are key components in the 100G coherent transport systems currently being deployed in growing numbers worldwide, says the firm. NeoPhotonics is now adding new small-form-factor versions to its existing optical components for coherent systems.

The first new product is a narrow-linewidth, micro-integrable tunable laser assembly (micro-ITLA), designed to reduce the footprint by more than a factor of three and to reduce power consumption compared to current-generation ITLAs. NeoPhotonics’ micro-ITLA is also designed to support the high optical output power and the narrow linewidth required for next-generation coherent network architectures.

The second product is a small-form-factor intradyne coherent receiver (SFF-ICR) that is less than half of the size of currently shipping ICRs. It has the option of an integrated variable optical attenuator (VOA) on the signal path and a monitor photodiode (MPD) to simplify board-level integration. The versatile device is suited to both single incoming channel and multiple incoming channel applications, says NeoPhotonics.

“Photonic integration has played a major role in enabling the current generation of coherent systems which are now transforming the optical communications landscape,” says chairman & CEO Tim Jenks. “As exemplified by these new products, we are utilizing our photonic integration technology to bring our customers the benefits of reduced size, reduced power consumption and higher levels of integration and performance,” he adds.

On 25 September at 11.40am, chief system architect Dr Winston Way is presenting a talk ‘Photonic Integrated Circuits for 400 Gigabit and 1 Terabit Coherent Transport’ in the ‘Optical Integration’ session of the Market Focus forum as part of the ECOC exhibition.

Also at ECOC, NeoPhotonics is exhibiting its suite of standard and small-form-factor PIC-based components for 100G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G client-side CFP and CFP2 transceivers and its next-generation transceivers for access networks at Stand 606 in the ICC London ExCeL exhibition center.

See related items:

NeoPhotonics launches narrow-linewidth micro-ITLA for coherent transport

NeoPhotonics launches variable-power intradyne coherent receiver to improve OSNR and boost coincident channel count in colorless 100G coherent systems

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