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NeoPhotonics Announces Availability of a Matched Suite of 64 GBaud Coherent Optical Components for 1.2T Applications

Provides a Complete Optical Solution for 600G and 1.2T Coherent Transport

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2018-- NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications, today announced that it is currently shipping to multiple customers its suite of 64 GBaud optical components for coherent systems operating at 600G and 1.2T. The suite consists of three critical optical components: a 64 GBaud CDM (Coherent Driver Modulator), plus a 64 GBaud ICR (Coherent Intradyne Receiver) and finally an ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser. These components work together to enable customers to implement single channel 600G or dual channel 1.2T data transmission over datacenter interconnect (DCI) distances of 80 km. The components also support 400G over metro distances of 400-600 km using 64 GBaud and 16 QAM or 200G over long-haul distances of greater than 1000 km using 64 GBaud and QPSK

System designers depend on NeoPhotonics 64 GBaud Coherent Product Suite to achieve higher data-rates over a given distance. 64 GBaud components double the symbol rate over standard 100G (32 GBaud) coherent systems. Higher symbol rates increase data capacity while maintaining superior OSNR, spectral density and reach performance. Higher order modulation schemes such as 16 QAM and 64 QAM improve spectral efficiency, but require a higher OSNR and benefit from the ultra-narrow linewidth provided by NeoPhotonics external cavity tunable laser. These three components are available in compact form factor packages suitable for CFP2 pluggable modules and compact daughter cards.

64 GBaud CDM: NeoPhotonics 64 GBaud, polarization multiplexed, quadrature coherent driver modulator (CDM) is shipping in limited availability and features a co-packaged InP modulator with a linear, high bandwidth, differential driver in a compact package designed to be compliant with the anticipated OIF Implementation Agreement. Co-packaging the InP IQ modulator with the driver enables an 85% reduction in line card board space compared to equivalent lithium niobate solutions. Furthermore, this facilitates transceiver applications up to 600 GBps on a single wavelength for next generation transport modules..

64 GBaud Micro-ICR: NeoPhotonics Class 40 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) is in volume production and is designed for 64 GBaud symbol rates, doubling the RF bandwidth of standard 100G ICRs. The 64 GBaud Micro-ICR supports higher order modulation such as 64 QAM. The compact package is designed to be compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0.

Low Profile Micro-TL: NeoPhotonics ultra-narrow linewidth external cavity tunable laser has been proven in volume production and is now configured in a smaller, lower profile package, which is designed to meet the stringent requirements for packaging density in pluggable modules. The external cavity laser design has a significantly narrower linewidth than competing designs, which is especially advantageous for higher order modulation formats. The laser is available in a compact package Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly form factor designed to be compliant with the OIF Implementation Agreements OIF-MicroITLA-01.1 and OIF-ITLA-MSA-01.3.

“All three elements of our suite of optical components for 600G and 1.2T are now available and shipping to customers, allowing them to take advantage of the performance of all three elements to optimize their system performance,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We ensure that each element is designed to work seamlessly with the others and offer our customers a complete optical solution, both increasing performance and reducing development time” continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit its suite of coherent components for 600G and 1.2T at the OFC Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition in Booth 3322 in San Diego, March 13th to 15th, along with its broad family of products for high speed applications.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications. 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 (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.

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