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24 September 2014

NeoPhotonics launches 28G EML laser and driver for dual-rate 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 pluggable 100G transceivers

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, has announced general availability of its low-power-consumption 28G electro-absorption modulated laser (EML) and driver for dual-rate 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 client-side transceivers. Low-power EML lasers and drivers are especially critical for 100G CFP2 power class 3 transceivers, which require a total power consumption of less than 9W.

The CFP2 EML laser and driver for 100G LR4/ER4 CFP2 transceivers is fully compliant with the 25G IEEE 802.3ba 100GBASE-LR4/ER4 standard and the stringent 28G OTU-4 standards. The designs are optimized between the driver and the EML laser to shorten the design cycle time for CFP2 transceivers and provide the best matched solution.

The available form factors for the matched laser and driver are as a 100G Quad TOSA (transmitter optical sub-assembly) integrating 4-channel EML lasers into a PIC-based TOSA and also as a matched chip-on-carrier laser and driver. The maximum power consumption for the Quad TOSA is 2W over the operating temperature range, while the typical maximum power consumption for the driver over the temperature range is 0.3W.

Along with the already available high-volume CFP version of the EML laser and driver, NeoPhotonics provides 25/28G dual-rate high-volume EML laser and driver sets for all current 100G client interface applications.

“The introduction of high-performance components such as our CFP2 EML laser and driver underlines our commitment to continue supporting the ultra-high-speed segment of the transceiver market through NeoPhotonics Semiconductor [formerly the Optical Component Unit of LAPIS Semiconductor],” says chairman & CEO Tim Jenks. “We are pleased to support our customers with a growing portfolio of high-performance components based on our proven InP EML and GaAs pHEMT technologies and to facilitate the rapidly expanding 100G market with high-performance yet low-power-consumption and cost-effective components,” he adds.

In stand 307 at the European Conference on Optical Communications (ECOC 2014) in Cannes, France (22-26 September), 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 CFP2 transceivers and its next-generation transceivers for access networks. In addition, on 25 September chief system architect Dr Winston Way is presenting a talk ‘CDC ROADMs: Exploring Modular and Expandable Approaches’ in the ‘Optical Network Agility’ session of the Market Focus forum.

Tags: NeoPhotonics PICs

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