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22 March 2024

TRUMPF and Optomind demo 100Gbps VCSEL in 800Gbps transceiver at OFC

At the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & Exposition (OFC 2024) in San Diego, CA, USA (24–28 March), TRUMPF Photonic Components GmbH of Ulm, Germany (part of the TRUMPF Group) – which makes vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) and photodiodes for the consumer electronics, datacoms, industrial sensing & heat treatment and automotive markets – is demonstrating 100Gbps VCSEL performance together with customer Optomind Inc of Suwon, South Korea, which provides optical interconnect solutions for data centers including artificial intelligence (AI) and high-performance computing (HPC) networks. With increasing demand for multi-channel high-speed data transmission in artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML)-based hyperscale cloud computing space, 800Gbps data rate at 100Gbps per lane and beyond is essential.

“We look forward to solidifying our partnership with TRUMPF as the strategic best-in-class VCSEL supplier for distinguished transceiver and active optical cable (AOC) to our customers,” says Optomind’s chief marketing officer Yung Son.

“We are pleased to have collaborated with Optomind to demonstrate the performance of our VCSEL at PAM4 112Gbps/ch in their transceiver, which validates the use of it in a real-world application,” says Ralph Gudde, VP of marketing & sales at TRUMPF Photonic Components. “A full-featured version of our 100G VCSEL is planned for production release this summer,” he adds. “TRUMPF is diversified, has a strong technology background and brings solid long-term commitment as a technology partner and a key supplier into the datacom business.”

VCSEL and photodiodes as 1x1, 1x4 or 1x12 arrays. TRUMPF offers VCSEL and photodiode solutions as pairs.

Picture: VCSEL and photodiodes as 1x1, 1x4 or 1x12 arrays. TRUMPF offers VCSEL and photodiode solutions as pairs.

Advanced optical data communication systems benefit from the high-speed data transmission that VCSEL-based technology offers, says TRUMPF. For interconnect distances of up to 100m, VCSELs are the best solution in terms of power, cost and the productivity of short-reach (SR) modules, it adds. TRUMPF is offering both VCSELs and photodiodes as a matching-pair solution, in singlets, 1x4 arrays and 1x12 arrays for 14G and 25G for NRZ applications. The same is offered for 56G PAM4 applications. The VCSELs are specifically designed and implemented to meet the requirements of hyperscale data centers including for AI/ML applications, high-performance computing systems, and other bandwidth-intensive applications, as they deliver high performance and reliable data transmission at high speeds.

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TRUMPF expanding laser production site in Ulm

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