NeoPhotonics (News - Alert) Corporation has announced that the company will be showcasing its suite of small form factor Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) based optical components for 100G Coherent Transport at an upcoming event. This suite of small form factor will be helpful in improving the performance of 100G coherent systems.
With this, NeoPhotonics has added new small form factor versions to the company’s existing optical components for coherent systems. As part of this, the company has introduced a narrow-linewidth, micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (micro-ITLA), which uses considerably less power than ITLAs that are currently in use.
Next generation coherent network architectures need increased optical output power and the narrow linewidth and NeoPhotonics’ micro-ITLA provide these features. The company has also introduced a Small Form Factor Intradyne Coherent Receiver (SFF-ICR), which simplifies board level integration.
The products offered by NeoPhotonics cater for the need of speed for tomorrow’s networks. The company facilitates data transmission at 10 Gbps, 40Gbps and 100Gbps. It also provides other type of products such as drop modules that are used in ROADM (News - Alert) nodes and tunable lasers.
“Photonic Integration has played a major role in enabling the current generation of coherent systems which are now transforming the optical communications landscape, and we are proud of the contribution NeoPhotonics has made to this sea change,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “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,” continued Mr. Jenks.
Recently, the company partnered with Inphi Corporation to release a new High Dynamic Range-Integrated Coherent Receiver (HD-ICR) in production volume. The HD-ICR provides features such as high dynamic range, low noise and high input current handling.
Edited by Ryan Sartor