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16 December 2015

II-VI Inc announces ultra-compact optical components and amplifiers for CFP2-ACO transceivers

Engineered materials and optoelectronic component maker II-VI Inc of Saxonburg, PA, USA has announced a portfolio of ultra-compact optical components that enable the emerging CFP2-ACO (analog coherent optics) pluggable transceiver form-factor.

The CFP2-ACO transceiver provides a cost-effective solution for bandwidth upgrades of data-center interconnects and metro/regional networks. This transceiver's small form factor also increases system interconnect density.

II-VI is now offering a portfolio of small, hybrid and tunable optical components as well as optical amplification solutions that are designed to meet the compact physical requirements of CFP2-ACO and other high-density transceivers. These components are said to boost optical signal strength, equalize the optical spectrum, maintain optical polarization states, filter out optical noise, and prevent undesired optical reflections. The portfolio includes:

  • 980nm uncooled pump lasers in an 8-pin mini-DIL package;
  • integrated isolator and gain flattening filter (IGFF) hybrid devices;
  • integrated isolator and wavelength-division multiplexer (IWDM) devices;
  • tunable optical filters for optical noise suppression;
  • prismatic polarization maintaining couplers; and
  • miniaturized custom amplifiers.

"II-VI serves the CFP2-ACO market with the smallest commercially available 980nm pump laser in the world, a multi-function micro-optics packaging platform, unique wavelength-tunable components and novel optical amplifier subsystem solutions," claims Dr Sanjai Parthasarathi, vice president, Product Marketing and Strategy, Optical Communications Group. "While already a market leader in standalone amplification for high-bit-rate transmission, II-VI now expands into integrated amplification for the rapidly growing CFP2-ACO market," he adds. "We believe that we have the smallest EDFA designs with the lowest power consumption in the industry today."

The portfolio of ultra-compact components for CFP2-ACO applications are Telcordia qualified and commercially available now.

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Visit: www.ii-vi-photonics.com

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