17 September 2012

GigOptix demonstrates 100G TFPS MZ modulator co-packaged in TOSA

GigOptix Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (a fabless supplier of analog semiconductor and optical components enabling high-speed end-to-end information streaming over optical fiber and wireless networks) says it has experimentally demonstrated the first integrated single channel 100 Gb/s NRZ-OOK transmit optical subassemblies (TOSA) based on the proprietary TFPS GigOptix modulator and the hybrid integration of an InP laser diode and InP electronics. Successful operation of the TOSA was confirmed through BER measurements and eye-diagrams at 80-100 Gb/s, adds the firm.

The work was conducted as part of the POLYSYS EU program, a collaboration between: National Technical University of Athens; III-V Lab; Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications; Linkra Srl; and GigOptix Inc. POLYSYS EU aims to produce a hybridly integrated laser and modulator TOSA that utilizes GigOptix’s TFPS electro-optical polymer technology to integrate four lanes of 100Gbps On-Off-Keying (OOK) lanes to ultimately implement 400Gbps solutions. The 100G TOSA is the first stage of the project.

According to GigOptix, 100G NRZ-OOK streams have the potential to revolutionize 100G, 400G, and 1T technology, due to advantages in number of components, footprint, simplicity, power consumption and cost.

Eric Miller, general manager of GigOptix, Bothell, USA, said: "The significant challenges of co-packaging several optical components together with a TFPS modulator have been overcome to obtain these results. This successful demonstration proves the TFPS technologies ease of integration and superior data rate performance in yet another novel application. Looking forward, the TFPS technology poses no fundamental barriers to higher data rates to achieve 400G and 1T links.”
For more information, visit GigOptix at Booth 275 at ECOC 2012 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands (17-19 September).

Tags: GigOptix TOSA 100G TFPS MZ modulator

Visit: www.ict-polysys.eu

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