NeoPhotonics Announces Pilot Shipments of Class 60 Coherent Modulator and Class 60 Coherent Receiver for 800G and Above Coherent Transmission
NeoPhotonics Class 60 Coherent Components Provide Complete Optical Solutions for 96 Gbaud and Above Symbol Rate Applications in Combination with its Ultra-Narrow Linewidth Nano Tunable Laser
NeoPhotonics Class 60 CDM and Micro-ICR are mechanically compatible with their industry-leading Class 40 counterparts and provide a natural upgrade path to higher baud rates supporting data rates that include 800G applications. Optical system performance improvements enabled by operation at these increased baud rates enable
Higher symbol rates increase data capacity while maintaining superior optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) and reach performance, thereby enabling the highest speed-over-distance use. These new components are available in compact form factor packages suitable for use in pluggable modules and compact daughter cards. These Class 60 Coherent components extend the highest speed-over-distance performance of our existing Class 40 products by increasing the 3 dB bandwidth from 40 GHz to 60 GHz. These
NeoPhotonics Class 60, polarization-multiplexed, coherent driver modulator (CDM) features a co-packaged InP modulator with four linear, high bandwidth, differential drivers, and is designed for low modulation voltage, or “V-Pi”, low insertion loss and a high extinction ratio. The compact package is compliant with the form factor of the OIF Implementation Agreement #OIF-HB-CDM-01.0. NeoPhotonics Class 60 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) is designed for 96 GBaud symbol rates, essentially tripling the rate of standard 100G ICRs. The compact package is compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.
These components are designed to work together with NeoPhotonics’ “Nano” Ultra-Narrow Linewidth external cavity tunable laser, which cuts the size approximately in half compared to current Micro-ITLAs, while featuring industry leading linewidth, low phase noise and low electrical power consumption.
“We are pleased to be shipping initial quantities of our Class 60 coherent modulators and receivers, which along with our Ultra-Narrow Linewidth external cavity 'Nano' tunable laser, provide a complete suite of components enabling customers to efficiently implement 800Gbps per wavelength coherent communications systems,” said
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