NeoPhotonics Introduces High Power DFB Lasers for 100G Silicon Photonics Applications
High Optical Power 1310nm and 1550nm CW Laser and Laser Arrays with
Low Power Consumption for 100G Datacenter Solutions
ANAHEIM,Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 22, 2016--
(OFC Conference) – NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a
leading designer and manufacturer of components, modules and subsystems
for bandwidth intensive communications networks, today announced 1310nm
and 1550nm high power lasers and laser arrays for use in 100G silicon
photonics based QSFP28 modules for datacenter applications.
With the ever-growing demand for more bandwidth, datacenter operators
and service providers are actively deploying low-cost, scalable, silicon
photonics based 100G modules defined in industry standard MSAs such as
CWDM4, CLR4 and PSM-4. Each of these is designed around a specific
implementation of silicon high speed analog and digital electronic
devices and related photonic components. Notably, all rely on indium
phosphide distributed feedback (DFB) lasers as an efficient, high power light
In support of the emerging Silicon Photonics ecosystem, NeoPhotonics has
introduced a range of high power, uncooled lasers and laser array
sources for both the 1310nm and 1550nm wavelength bands. These lasers
support power from 40-60 mW over a wide temperature range.
One specific 100G datacenter application uses silicon photonics parallel
single-mode architecture, or PSM4, in a high power laser diode array
product. NeoPhotonics has partnered with Mellanox Technologies, a leader
in Silicon Photonics, to develop laser arrays which can be passively
flip-chip bonded onto Mellanox’s optical engine producing a high volume,
low-cost, electronics style assembly for a 100G PSM-4 module.
“We are pleased that NeoPhotonics has opened its unique high power, high
yield laser technology to the ecosystem. Several key laser integration
and performance features have enabled us to support our customers with a
solid and growing portfolio of high performance LinkX 100G modules and
cables,” said Mehdi Asghari, vice president of silicon photonics,
“NeoPhotonics was a pioneer in the development and volume production of
InP PIC based DFB lasers and particularly in the extension of this
technology to arrays. Among other applications, we have shipped several
hundred thousand of these lasers over the last decade into demanding
DWDM applications,” said Tim Jenks Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We
are pleased to announce the new application of this versatile technology
for intra-datacenter 100G connections,” continued Mr. Jenks.
NeoPhotonics is exhibiting at the OFC conference its suite of standard
and small form factor PIC-based components for 100G coherent line-side
applications, along with its 100G client-side CFP2 and QSFP28
transceivers and its next generation multicast switch for contentionless
networks (booth 3301 at the Anaheim Convention Center, March 22nd-24th).
NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced 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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