Product Overview

The NeoPhotonics CFP-DCO is a coherent pluggable module designed to support single-wavelength data transmission at 100Gbps for applications ranging from data-center interconnect (DCI) to long-haul. Part of the NeoPhotonics coherent platform, the product incorporates an ultra-narrow linewidth, external cavity Micro-ITLA laser and high responsivity Micro-Coherent Receiver, both designed for high-efficiency, low-power operation. With the addition of advanced 16-nm coherent digital signal processors (DSPs) and low-insertion-loss modulators, the laser and receiver enable the modules to operate without a booster erbium-doped fiber amplifier (EDFA). Eliminating the amplifier reduces cost and size, and increases optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR).

This CFP-DCO transponder is available in 100 Gbps and in a standard CFP form factor. The 100 Gbps module features 100GE or OTU-4 interfaces. These can plug directly into existing 100G CFP client-side slots to extend the range and capacity for metro and data center interconnect (DCI) applications.


    • Hot-pluggable CFP form factor
    • 100Gbps line side transmission using DP-QPSK modulation format with 100GE or OTL4 host interface
    • Incorporates NeoPhotonics Ultra-narrow linewidth tunable laser and High-responsivity coherent receiver
    • Supports high performance SD-FEC and Staircase HD-FEC
    • RoHS 6 compliant


    • Low power consumption with the same performance as traditional transponder
    • Compatible with 50GHz spaced channels, to achieve maximum spectral density in C Band
    • High quality, performance, reliability and availability
    • Addresses both short and long reach applications for routers and transport systems, including interoperability as required
    • Suitable for Ethernet and OTN applications


Key performance specifications


Output Optical Power>-5 dBm
Rx Sensitivity (Stair Case FEC)> -28dBm
OSNR (DWDM link)<12dB
Power consumption<32W

MSA Compliant Form Factor with Integrated Heatsink for ease of use and reliability