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NeoPhotonics to Conduct Three Demonstrations Enabled by New Products for High Speed 100G to 400G Telecom and Datacenter Networks

Pluggable CFP2-ACO, 45 Gbaud ICR for Coherent Transport and 56Gbaud EML for 400G Datacenter Connections Will Be Highlighted

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2016-- 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 that it will conduct demonstrations of 100G to 400G transmission for customers at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference in Anaheim, California, March 22 to 24. These demonstrations are enabled by new products for 100G to 400G Telecom and Datacenter networks, including a CFP2-ACO Class 3 pluggable module, a 45 Gbaud integrated coherent receiver (ICR) and a 56 Gbaud Electro-absorption Modulated Laser (EML).

First, the operation and OSNR performance of NeoPhotonics ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO Class 3 pluggable coherent module will be illustrated in a loop-back DP-QPSK 100G configuration. The pluggable module incorporates NeoPhotonics leading ultra-narrow linewidth power efficient tunable laser and high responsivity coherent receiver and is also suitable for 200G DP-16QAM operation.

Second, NeoPhotonics new 45 Gbaud micro coherent receiver will be used with the company’s ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser to show the BER and OSNR performance of a single wavelength 400G Datacenter Interconnect link utilizing a 45 Gbaud DP-32QAM configuration. This demonstration also includes NeoPhotonics off-line digital signal processing algorithms. Furthermore, this configuration can also be used for 200G transmission over long haul reaches with 45 Gbaud DP-8QAM, and 300G transmission over metro reaches with 45 Gbaud DP-16QAM.

Finally, a single wavelength 112 Gbps link enabled by NeoPhotonics new 56 Gbaud EML with integrated driver in a PAM4 configuration will be shown for intra-datacenter connections of up to 2km. This configuration can also be utilized to make a four wavelength 400G intra-datacenter transceiver module.

“The drive for higher density optics has not reduced the requirements for high performance, particularly as transmission speeds move toward 400G, making it imperative to select the best technology for each function,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “These demonstrations combine several elements of our advanced hybrid photonic integration technology, including our hybrid silica/InP ICR, our ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser, as well as our integrated high speed EML and driver, and illustrate how high performance can be achieved by closely combining different technologies for different functions in a compact form factor,” continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics will also exhibit at OFC in booth 3301 its suite of standard and small form factor PIC-based components for 100G to 400G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G client-side and datacenter CFP2 and QSFP28 transceivers, its multi-cast switches for “contentionless” ROADMs and its next generation transceivers for access.

About NeoPhotonics

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

Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those related to industry trends and expected demand for Coherent and other high speed network applications. Readers are cautioned that these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are only predictions based on the company’s current expectations, estimates and projections about their respective industry and business, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by the company, all of which are subject to change and which may differ materially from actual future events or results. The actual company results and the timing of events could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of these risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements as well as other risks and uncertainties relating to the company’s business, are described more fully in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Source: NeoPhotonics Corporation

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