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20 September 2018

Oclaro to demo 100-200G coherent CFP2-DCO at ECOC

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In meeting rooms SC2-B & SC2-C (by appointment only) at the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2018) in Rome, Italy (23-27 September), Oclaro Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (which provides components, modules and subsystems for optical communications) is demonstrating its CFP2-DCO module (due for production in early 2019), which is based on the firm’s proven indium phosphide (InP) photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology for tunable lasers, modulators and receivers and builds on its claim as the market leader in CFP2-ACO modules. Interoperability between Oclaro’s CFP2-DCO and Acacia’s AC200 CFP2-DCO has been demonstrated at both 100Gbps and 200Gbps data rates through joint testing in Oclaro’s labs.

“Customers are looking for a plug-and-play digital solution leveraging the recognized performance of Oclaro’s indium phosphide PICs,” says Beck Mason, president of the firm’s Integrated Photonics Business. “By delivering its first CFP2-DCO, based on Acacia’s Meru DSP, Oclaro expands its addressable market while leveraging the proven value-add of its ACO platform,” he adds. “This live demonstration represents a significant milestone in the industry because it highlights the availability of two fully interoperable supply sources for these critical components, which will help encourage broader adoption by network operators.”

The CFP2-DCO is a complementary product offering to the CFP2-ACO product family where customers are able to utilize their DSP of choice in order to achieve optimum performance and cost. Oclaro says that its CFP2-ACO remains a critical, flagship product with proven high-volume production capability that leverages the firm’s InP PIC development and production expertise.

The CFP2-DCO integrates the coherent DSP into the pluggable module and, by operating at data rates up to 200Gbps, can deliver double the capacity of current-generation CFP-DCO solutions in a much smaller, lower-power, pluggable module. This improved density, coupled with the digital host interface, enables quick and cost effective roll-out of 200Gbps networks, the firm claims.

At the heart of the CFP2-DCO is Oclaro’s 43Gbaud coherent transmitter receiver optical sub-assembly (TROSA), which leverages proven InP PIC technology from Oclaro’s CFP2-ACO to achieve what is claimed to be industry-leading optical performance in a small form factor.

The CFP2-DCO’s digital host interface enables simpler integration between module and system, which results in faster service activation and facilitates a pay-as-you-grow deployment model for telecom providers, says Oclaro. The cost of additional ports can hence be deferred until additional services are needed.

See related items:

Acacia launches ZR-class coherent CFP and CFP2 DCO pluggable modules

Oclaro and Acacia partner on 100/200G CFP2-DCO products

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