2 March 2012

Oclaro showcasing 100G coherent solutions at OFC/NFOEC

In booths 1957 & 2058 at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition/National Fiber Optic Engineers Conference (OFC/NFOEC 2012) in Los Angeles (6-8 March), Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA is showcasing a new and expanded line of 100Gbps coherent optical solutions.

Oclaro says that, as a vertically integrated supplier of both optical components and modules, it has been able to leverage decades of optical expertise to deliver a complete line of 40 and 100Gbps coherent solutions that provides the performance, reliability, small form factor and low power consumption that network equipment manufacturers need to cost-effectively deploy high-speed 100Gbps networks in volume.

“Oclaro’s product line-up highlights the power of vertical integration and our ability to deliver increased innovation, smaller form factors, higher performance and outstanding reliability and manufacturing excellence,” says chief commercial officer Yves LeMaitre. “As the 100Gbps market continues to heat up, our customers will reap the benefits of being able to work with one supplier for their core optical components, modules, and subsystems — enabling them to save significant cost and development time and focus on product differentiation,” he adds.

Also, during OFC/NFOEC, Oclaro is presenting on four industry-related panels:

1. ‘OIDA Photonics Manufacturing Workshop: Opportunities & Trends in Optoelectronic Manufacturing’ - Monday, 5 March 10:45-11:10am (JW Marriott, Los Angeles), Mike Wale, research director, Active Products.

2. ‘OSA Workshop: Optical Startups 10 Years After the Bubble’ - Wednesday,7 March 3:30-5:00pm (Expo Theater II, Exhibit Hall G), Dr Terry Unter, president & general manager, Optical Networks Solutions.

3. ‘OFC Market Watch: Panel IV: Advanced Integrated Photonics’ -Thursday, 8 March from 10:15am-12:15pm (Expo Theater I, Exhibit Hall G), chief commercial officer Yves LeMaitre.

4. ‘PICs for Next-generation Optical Access Systems’ - Thursday, 8 March from 8:00-10:00am (Room 502A at Los Angeles Convention Center), Mike Wale, research director, Active Products.

100Gbps coherent transponder achieves vertical integration of optical components

Oclaro says that it has achieved full vertical integration of optical components with its MI 8000XM 100Gbps coherent transponder. Oclaro can now source all key optical components required for the MI 8000XM internally to deliver a fully integrated 100Gbps transponder, offering easy and rapid integration into network equipment vendors’ system solutions.

The MI 8000XM leverages Oclaro’s history of delivering coherent solutions. Oclaro says that its vertical integration and its broad portfolio of optical components - including the integrable tunable laser assembly (iTLA), integrated PM-QPSK modulator, and integrated dual-polarization intradyne coherent receiver - are key advantages for delivering a cost-efficient, high-performing 100Gbps coherent transponder. Augmenting the supply chain of critical optical components with internal sourcing options also increases security of supply, the firm claims. Market analyst firm Infonetics Research predicts that the 100Gbps coherent transponder will grow more than 200% per year through 2015.

“While there is no doubt that network operators are eager to adopt 100Gbps coherent network solutions, a major limiting factor has been the availability from only a few network equipment manufacturers,” says Dr Terry Unter, president & general anager of the Oclaro Optical Networks Solutions business unit. “Being able to obtain the MI 8000XM’s key optical components internally allows us to optimize the overall cost and performance of the module, while continuing our strategy of multi-sourcing ensures a high degree of supply security,” he adds.

The MI 8000XM 100Gbps coherent transponder, which fully complies with the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) 100Gbps MSA Implementation Agreement, is targeted at optical network solutions from metro through ultra-long haul, including submarine networks to support the growth of bandwidth-intensive services such as video, cloud computing, and wireless broadband data services. The automatic chromatic dispersion and polarization mode dispersion compensation properties suit the next-generation optical network architecture with extensive optical routing and richer mesh network topologies. High spectral and physical density (the latter enabled by reduced power dissipation) as well as soft-decision forward error correction (FEC) are key characteristics for deployment in those networks, which will serve to meet the ever-increasing bandwidth demands over the coming years, says Oclaro.

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