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NeoPhotonics Announces General Availability of Its Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for 100 Gbps Coherent Transmission Systems

Supports Requirements Of The OIF* Implementation Agreement On 100G Integrated Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers

Torino, Italy – September 20, 2010 – NeoPhotonics today announced at the European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications (ECOC) the general availability of its Integrated Coherent Receiver (ICR) for 100 Gbps DWDM transmission systems. The ICR is an integrated intradyne receiver based on NeoPhotonics’ Photonic Integrated Circuit (PIC) technology.

”We are pleased to enter the production phase on our 100Gbps Integrated Coherent Receiver. The ICR is an important element in enabling ultra high speed network links, and NeoPhotonics is committed to a goal of meeting customer requirements for performance and availability throughout the ramp up in deployment of 100 Gbps DWDM transmission equipment,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics.

NeoPhotonics’ ICR supports the requirements of the OIF* Implementation Agreement on 100G Integrated Polarization Intradyne Coherent Receivers. The device provides advanced demodulation to analyze the state-of-polarization and optical phase of a phase-modulated signal relative to an externally supplied optical reference, enabling recovery of the phase-polarization constellation of 100 Gbps Dual Polarization Quadrature Phase Shift Keyed (DP-DQPSK) format signals. The ICR incorporates four sets of high sensitivity balanced photodiodes with four differential linear amplifiers to provide four output channels at 32 Gbaud data rates.

“NeoPhotonics utilizes hybrid photonic integration to achieve the high performance required for 100 Gbps applications. NeoPhotonics hybrid PICs use planar glass waveguides for the coherent mixing function and semiconductor chips for the detectors and amplifiers, ensuring that each function is matched to the device and material, improving both performance and yield,” said Ferris Lipscomb, Vice President of Marketing at NeoPhotonics.

As part of the ECOC “Market Focus” program, Dr. Lipscomb will give a presentation entitled “Photonic Integrated Circuit Based Coherent Receivers Represent A New Paradigm For Optical Components,” which will cover the relationship between PIC technology and advanced data encoding (Monday, September 20, 3:35 pm).

In addition to the ICR, NeoPhotonics currently offers 90 Hybrid Coherent Mixers and DQPSK Demodulators based on PIC technologies. NeoPhotonics is showcasing its products this week at ECOC, September 20 – 22, at stand 319 in the Lingotto Fiere Conference and Exposition Center.

*Information on the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) and the 100G Intradyne Receiver Implementation Agreement can be found at and

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics Corporation is a leading developer and vertically integrated manufacturer of photonic integrated circuit (PIC) based components, modules and subsystems for use in telecommunications networks. The Company’s products include active semiconductor, passive PLC and MEMS multi-dimensional switching functions in a single product. This integration is enabled by nanomaterials and nanoscale design and fabrication technologies. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley and Shenzhen, China.

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