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26 March 2015

JDSU highlights optical communications products at OFC

At the Optical Fiber Communication Conference & exposition (OFC 2015) in Los Angeles (24-26 March), JDSU has highlighted the latest solutions from its optical communications and network and service enablement portfolios. These include the following:

Client-side transceivers

To provide cost-effective transceiver solutions for datacom and telecom applications, JDSU is continuing to expand its portfolio of 100G transceivers by introducing several new products. The firm is showcasing what is claimed to be the first QSFP28 CWDM4 product with a live demo. Feedback from early sampling of CWDM4 is said to have been extremely positive. JDSU is also introducing QSFP28 PSM4 and LR4 transceivers this year, with qualification samples due in fourth-quarter 2015. CWDM4 qualification samples will be available in third-quarter 2015. The QSFP28 transceivers build on JDSU's CFP2 and CFP4 LR4 transceivers, which are shipping in volume now.

Line-side transceivers

JDSU has demonstrated its CFP2-ACO module, a compact, pluggable coherent transceiver module representing the next-generation 100G+ interface for high-speed links in metro and regional networks. The 100G micro integrated coherent receiver (Micro-ICR) - the receiver engine inside the CFP2-ACO transceiver - is also being introduced for discrete coherent implementations.

JDSU's latest generation of tunable SFP+ is being designed into multiple customers. Power dissipation is less than 1.5W over the full commercial temperature operating range (-5°C to +70°C) at end of life. The firm says that its tunable SFP+ technology allows customers to achieve greater density through the lower power dissipation.

Dual-carrier coherent lithium niobate modulator

JDSU is showcasing its new modulator, which is capable of delivering 400G for long-reach applications. It is much smaller than current single-carrier 400G implementations, allowing increased density in transponder cards without any compromise in performance.

Integrated coherent receiver

In addition to the Micro ICR, JDSU is also sampling its Dual 100G ICR, which is designed for multi-channel applications and offers greater density and simplicity than existing discrete receivers.

600mW Raman pump laser

JDSU is introducing its highest-power 600mW Raman pump laser, which is claimed to consume 50% less power than competing products. The pump laser is a key building block for next-generation Raman amplifiers that are typically integrated into high-density blades.

ONT 400G

JDSU has presented the latest test product from the ONT (optical network terminal) portfolio that has been designed specifically to support all aspects of equipment development, from chips through transponders to network equipment for 400G technology. Based on Xilinx UltraScale FPGA technology, the ONT 400G offers a test solution addressing the requirements of early adopters of 400G systems.

TrueFlex portfolio  

JDSU is completing major design-in projects for next-generation TrueFlex single-slot Super Transport Blades for metro and CD/CDC ROADM (reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer) network architectures. The newest solutions showcased at OFC include:

  • TrueFlex Single-slot Super Transport Blade, featuring Micro Twin 1x20 WSS, Optical Channel Monitor, Switchable-Gain Preamp EDFA, and Variable-Gain Booster EDFA;  
  • TrueFlex Multicast Switch blade, featuring upgradeable Twin 4x16 Multicast Switch and 4 + 4 Array of Amplifiers in a single-slot line-card envelope for contentionless add/drop capacity and density.

JDSU is also announcing general availability of the Micro Twin 1x20 module, a key enabler for the newest generation of ROADM-on-a-blade implementations. This product supports a test access port (2x20 configuration) and achieves best-in-industry density, cascaded optical performance and flexible spectrum control.

Presentations at OFC

Also, presentations at OFC by JDSU include the following:

23 March - OSA Executive Forum: 'The New Drivers for R&D Investment', by Brandon Collings, chief technology officer of Optical Communications, JDSU;  
24 March - 'Next-Generation Tunable Technology and Applications', by Kevin Affolter, director of Product Line Management, JDSU.

Paper presentations by JDSU included:

23 March - 'VCSELs & Tunable Lasers: Narrow Linewidth Sample-Grating Distributed Bragg Reflector Laser with Enhanced Side-Mode Suppression', by Michael Larson;  
24 March - 'Photonic Subsystem for Networking Applications: Advanced ROADM Technology & Architectures', by Brandon Collings;  
25 March - 'The Future of Integrated Optics II: InP Photonic Integrated Circuits for High Efficiency Pluggable Optical Interfaces', by Yuliya Akulova.

Tags: JDSU Optical communications

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