NeoPhotonics Announces Suite of Products to Support 400G Coherent Transport for Long Haul, Metro and Data Center Interconnect Networks
High Speed Indium Phosphide Waveguide Photodector Based Coherent
Receivers and Dual Output Ultra-Narrow Linewidth Lasers Pave the Way for
Next Generation 400G Systems
VALENCIA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 28, 2015--
NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and
manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and
subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks,
today announced a suite of products and technologies designed to support
400G and beyond optical transport across multiple network segments,
including long haul, metro and data center interconnects (DCI). This
suite includes high speed Indium Phosphide based waveguide
photodetectors for coherent receivers with higher baud rate
transmission, ultra-narrow linewidth lasers for higher order
constallations such as 16QAM and 64QAM, dual output lasers for dual
carrier architectures, and small form factor coherent components for
high density line cards and pluggable coherent optics.
These products will be on display at the European Conference on Optical
Communications (ECOC) in Valencia, Spain from September 28 to 30 (stand
500 in the Feria
Valencia Convention and Exhibition Center).
NeoPhotonics 400G product and technology suite addresses each of the
approaches for increasing transport bandwidth. Conceptually, the most
straight forward path to increasing the bandwidth is to increase the
symbol rate by increasing the raw speed of the optical system.
NeoPhotonics Indium Phosphide based high speed waveguide photo-detectors
can be incorporated in both monolithic and hybrid integrated coherent
receivers and are capable of supporting symbol rates of 64 Gbaud, which
is twice the standard 32 Gbaud in current 100G systems.
Higher baud rate transmission is best suited to Long Haul applications
where higher data rates can be achieved without compromising system
reach. The ICRs are configured in compact small form factor packages
and, when coupled with NeoPhotonics Dual micro-ITLA, efficiently support
dual carrier 400G implementations. The Dual micro-ITLA provides two
independent, ultra-narrow linewidth, separately tunable, lasers in a
form factor 25 percent smaller than separate micro-ITLAs and is well
suited to dense linecards with either 400G or multiple 100G ports.
A second approach to increasing transport bandwidth is to use higher
order modulation techniques to increase the number of bits per symbol.
Thus using 16QAM doubles the number of bits transported compared to
standard QPSK implementations, even though the underlying baud rate is
unchanged, and 64QAM quadruples the data rate. Higher order modulation
is often used for Metro and DCI, since the same optical components can
support double or quadruple the data rate, although over a shorter
reach. However, such higher order modulation schemes are more sensitive
to both amplitude and phase noise since the separation between states is
necessarily reduced, and therefore require the most stable, ultra-narrow
linewidth laser sources. Inherent to their design, External cavity
lasers have the narrowest linewidth in the industry, and the
NeoPhotonics micro-ITLA exhibits typical linewidths of 20 kHz, resulting
in high fidelity in higher order modulation. These lasers are available
in single and dual micro-ITLA configurations and, when coupled with
compact NeoPhotonics micro-ICRs, enable high density line card and
pluggable module implementations.
“Just as our hybrid photonic integration technology is a mainstay in
100G coherent transport implementations, we are pleased to see our
products and technologies enabling our customers as they move to 400G
systems,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “Moving from
100G to 400G coherent transport systems requires increased performance
coupled with smaller size and lower power, which clearly demonstrates
the power of our hybrid photonic integration,” continued Mr. Jenks.
Separately, for 400G datacenter and client applications, NeoPhotonics is
presenting its very high bandwidth electro-absorptive modulated laser
(EML) generating superior performance in use with High Order Modulation
(HOM) systems. A joint demo with Inphi Corporation in Inphi’s stand 400
will demonstrate a full dual lambda 100G PAM4 solution based on Inphi’s
PAM4 PHY IC and NeoPhotonics EML based Q-TOSA.
NeoPhotonics also will exhibit at ECOC its suite of standard and small
form factor PIC-based components and its modular Multi-Cast Switches,
both for 100G and 400G coherent line-side applications, along with its
100G client-side CFP2 and CFP4 transceivers and its next generation
transceivers for access networks.
NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic
integrated optoelectronic 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 (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.
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