NeoPhotonics Launches Compact Micro-Integrated Coherent Receiver

NeoPhotonics Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, today announced a micro-Integrated Coherent Receiver (Micro-ICR) which is designed to fully support the OIF implementation agreement OIF-DPC-MRX-02.0, Type 1.

The Micro-ICR has a compact form factor that is approximately one quarter the size of the standard OIF 1.2 Type 1 ICR and one half the size of the new OIF 1.2 Type 2 ICR. It is designed to be used in coherent analog CFP2-ACO pluggable modules as well as in high density line cards. The Micro-ICR offers advanced features for optical power monitoring and adjustment using variable optical attenuators and is designed for use with a single laser for both the local oscillator and the transmitter.

This new Micro-ICR joins a broad suite of optical products for 100G coherent communications from NeoPhotonics, including the OIF 1.2 Type 2 Small Form Factor ICR (Type 2 ICR) and the High Power Narrow-Linewidth, micro-Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly (micro-ITLA), both of which are now generally available and shipping to customers. These small form factor products are also designed to scale to 200G and 400G applications using higher order modulation schemes. In addition, NeoPhotonics is continuing volume shipments and increasing manufacturing capacity for its standard OIF 1.2 Type 1 ICR and its standard power ultra-narrow linewidth external cavity Micro-ITLA.

“We are excited to use our hybrid photonic integration technology in our Micro-ICR to take another significant step in reducing the size of 100G optical components and thus allow our customers to increase the density of their 100G and beyond line cards,” said Tim Jenks, Chairman and CEO of NeoPhotonics. “We are increasing manufacturing capacity to meet market demand for our currently shipping 100G coherent optical components and plan to transition that capacity to our newer, higher density 100G and 400G products as demand grows,” continued Mr. Jenks.

NeoPhotonics will exhibit its suite of standard and small form factor PIC-based components and its modular Multi-Cast Switches, both for 100G coherent line-side applications, along with its 100G client-side CFP2 and CFP4 transceivers and its next generation transceivers for access networks in Booth 1511 at the Optical Fiber Communications (OFC) Exposition at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California, March 24-26.

In addition, NeoPhotonics will present the following talks in conjunction with OFC:

Sunday – March 22, 3:30-6:30 PM: Flexible Optical Network Workshop, Room 408A, “CDC ROADM with Minimum EDFAs,” presented by Winston I. Way.

Monday – March 23, 5:30 PM, session M3A.5: “Degree-Expandable Colorless, Directionless, and Contentionless ROADM without Drop-Side EDFAs,” presented by Wen-Jr Jiang, Ilya Vorobeichik and Winston I. Way.

Thursday – March 26, 2 PM, session Th3A.4: “112 Gb/s PAM4 Transmission Over 40km SSMF Using 1.3 μm Gain-Clamped Semiconductor Optical Amplifier,” presented by Trevor Chan and Winston I. Way.

Thursday – March 26, 3:30 PM, session Th4F.1: “InP Integrated Coherent Transmitter for 100 Gb/s DP-QPSK transmission,” presented by Maxime Poirier.

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