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13 January 2015

Advanced Photonix receives 2015 commitment from major customer for 100G coherent receivers

Picometrix LLC, a subsidiary of Advanced Photonix Inc (API) of Ann Arbor, MI, USA (which designs and makes APD, PIN, and FILTRODE photodetectors, HSOR high-speed optical receivers, and T-Ray terahertz instrumentation), has completed its annual negotiations to supply high-speed optical receivers to a “leading tier-1 OEM telecom systems customer”. The firm estimates that 2015 annual revenue from these negotiations will be $3-4m.

The 2015 commitment includes the full suite of Picometrix’s 100G coherent receiver products , including the CR-100D with integrated variable optical attenuator (VOA), designed for 100G long-haul communications in dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) systems that use DP-QPSK and DP-BPSK modulation. The CR-100D receiver increases dynamic range and improves optical signal-to-noise ratio (OSNR) performance. The firm’s 100G receivers operate over the entire extended C- and L-band wavelength ranges and can be used in ‘colorless’ coherent networks that enable service providers to better manage network capacity. Colorless capabilities allow communication equipment to use any wavelength for any port at the add/drop site. This allows faster data throughput and lower costs per bit transport (both big concerns for the industry, says the firm).

“We have a strong relationship and close collaboration with this strategic customer and are looking forward to supporting the growth in their long-haul and metro 100G product platforms,” says Rob Risser, chief operating officer of API and general manager of Picometrix. “The market for upgrading the long-haul and metro networks from 10G to 100G coherent equipment is entering its growth stage as full motion video and social media continue to place demands for increased bandwidth on the network infrastructure,” he adds. “We are well positioned to participate in this growth with our current- and next-generation 100G product offerings.”

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