9 March 2020
II-VI unveils first IC-TROSA 64Gbaud coherent optics subassembly for 400ZR QSFP-DD data-center interconnects
Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA has introduced its 64Gbaud integrated coherent transmitter-receiver optical subassembly (IC-TROSA) - claimed to be the industry’s first - for the 400ZR standard in data-center interconnects.
The rapid growth in transmission capacity requirements in optical backbone networks and between data centers is driving demand for next-generation transmission platforms that can scale more economically, with increasing power efficiency and in smaller form factors. II-VI’s IC-TROSA is a highly integrated coherent optics subassembly with an embedded optical amplifier that can deliver up to 0dBm of output power in ultradense pluggable form factors, including OSFP and QSFP-DD.
“Building on the success of our integrated tunable transmitter-receiver assembly, we are now excited to introduce our next-generation integrated coherent optics platform, a giant leap in integration density and a new benchmark for the industry,” claims chief marketing officer Dr Sanjai Parthasarathi. “Our new IC-TROSA demonstrates the inherent power of a world-class indium phosphide technology platform that not only can lead the industry in the migration to 400ZR coherent optics but also drive a broad range of use cases beyond what competing technologies can achieve, based on its highly differentiated performance in output power,” he adds.
The IC-TROSA can support various modulation formats of up to 16QAM at baud rates of up to 64Gbaud in a flex-grid environment, with full C-band support.
II-VI is being honored as the Lightwave Innovation Reviews High-Score Recipient for the IC-TROSA at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2020) in San Diego Convention Center (10-12 March).