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NeoPhotonics Announces an Integrated Coherent Receiver with an Integrated Polarizing Beam Splitter
Eliminates External PBS and Simplifies Fiber Management

LOS ANGELES, Mar 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced here at OFC/NFOEC, a new PIC-based Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for 40 and 100 Gbps DWDM transmission systems that incorporates an integrated polarizing beam splitter (PBS).

The new NeoPhotonics® ICR is designed to eliminate the need for system designers to place a PBS externally, decreasing circuit board footprint requirements. The product supports the OIF Implementation Agreement for Integrated Dual Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers*. The NeoPhotonics ICR is designed to provide advanced demodulation to analyze the state-of-polarization and optical phase of a phase-modulated signal relative to an externally supplied optical reference signal, enabling recovery of the phase-polarization constellation of 100 Gbps Dual Polarization Quadrature Phase Shift Keyed (DP-DQPSK) format signals.

"Key benefits of the NeoPhotonics ICR with an integrated PBS include that it allows customers to eliminate an external beam splitter from line cards and simplifies fiber routing," said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. "By using our photonic integration technology, we are able to integrate the PBS without changing the ICR form factor, streamlining the design-in process for our customers," concluded Mr. Jenks.

In addition to the ICR announced today, NeoPhotonics currently offers PIC-based 90° Hybrid Coherent Mixers and DQPSK Demodulators.

NeoPhotonics is showcasing its products this week, March 8-10, 2011, at OFC/NFOEC in the Los Angeles Convention Center, Booth 1025.

*Information on the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the Implementation Agreement for Integrated Dual Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers can be found at www.oiforum.com and www.oiforum.com/public/documents/OIF_DPC_RX-01.0.pdf

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit, or PIC, based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The company's products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen, China. For additional information, visit www.neophotonics.com.

NeoPhotonics is a registered trademark and the red dot logo is a trademark of NeoPhotonics Corporation. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

SOURCE: NeoPhotonics Corporation

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