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NeoPhotonics to Showcase 400G Coherent Product Suite at OFC 2017

Full Suite of Optical Component and Pluggable Module Solutions for 400G Data Center Interconnect and Metro Transport Applications

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 21, 2017-- 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 showcasing its suite of products for 400G coherent systems at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Conference and Exhibition at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 21 to 23. Headlining this product suite is the ClearLightTM 64 Gbaud CFP2-ACO pluggable module, which incorporates NeoPhotonics' new generation of coherent optical components for 400G applications. Also included in the 400G coherent product suite are NeoPhotonics 64 Gbaud Micro Modulator (Micro-MOD), 64 Gbaud Micro Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) and ultra-narrow line width tunable laser. NeoPhotonics 400G product suite offers solutions uniquely designed for the demanding requirements of higher-order modulation coherent systems.

64 Gbaud CFP2-ACO: This ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO pluggable coherent module uses the new generation of 64 Gbaud optical components to achieve 400G single wavelength coherent transport for data center and metro applications. It runs at 64 Gbaud, twice the symbol rate of 100G systems, and supports higher-order modulation of 16, 32 and 64 QAM.

64 Gbaud Micro-MOD: NeoPhotonics 64 GBaud, polarization multiplexed, quadrature micro-modulator features co-packaged InP modulator with linear, high bandwidth, differential drivers in a compact package to operate in 400G and beyond pluggable modules that demand reduced size and power consumption requirements.

64 Gbaud Micro-ICR: NeoPhotonics Class 40 High Bandwidth Micro-Intradyne Coherent Receiver is designed for 64 Gbaud symbol rates, doubling the RF bandwidth of today’s 100G ICRs. The 64 Gbaud Micro-ICR supports higher order modulation up to 64 QAM.

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 has a significantly narrower linewidth, which is advantageous for higher order modulation formats of 16 QAM and above.

“We are pleased to showcase our suite of 400G ready pluggable modules and components,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “To reach the highest possible speed in a manufacturable module, each component must also achieve the highest performance while also being based on a durable manufacturable platform. Our 400G suite evolved directly from our 100G offering heightened performance, extended reach and higher order modulation and are derived directly from platform products already in volume production,” continued Mr. Jenks.

In separate news releases, NeoPhotonics announced that it will demonstrate its ClearLightTM 100G CFP-DCO and the ClearLightTM CFP2-ACO for 400G and 600G coherent transport, as well as its 10 km CFP8 400G transceiver for client and data center networks. NeoPhotonics is also a partner to Ciena in expanding Wavelogic Ai technology for 400G applications.

In addition, Dr. Winston Way, NeoPhotonics Chief Technology Officer, will give a talk at entitled “High Bandwidth Components for Single-Lambda 400G Coherent Systems” as part of the Market Watch Panel entitled “Market Outlook for High Bandwidth Optical Technologies” Tuesday, 12:30-2:00 pm, March 21.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit at OFC in booth 3017 its suite of standard and small form factor PIC-based components for 100G to 600G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G and 400G client-side and data center CFP2 and CFP8 transceivers, along with its multi-cast switches for “contentionless” ROADMs.

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

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